Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"Captain Bill McKechnie" oil 6 x 8



Today as a guest I painted with the group of seven portrait painters at Goward House in Victoria BC. Captain McKechnie was once the master of the "Queen of the North" many years before it met its end. Nice, chatty fellow with a wonderful Scottish accent. Afterwards group leader Jim McFarland invited our sitter to choose a portrait to take home, much like the "Star Portraits" on television. Captain Bill chose mine which is great.
I used four brushes, two of them Langnickels - the smallest of which was a No.8 so the session was quite a challenge for me, trying to get the finicky detail in.

6 comments:

Maryanne said...

I like this portrait. Well done!

Anonymous said...

what a surprise.That is just Bill
looking ahead
Wonderful use of colour and expression

Andy Logan said...

This is a wonderful portrait of my friend and colleague. Well done!

Anonymous said...

You have captured the real capt. bill as i have known him for the past 20 odd years.Very well done

Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

Thanks for adding a COMMENT - actually Bill's portrait is the second-most visited painting on my Fine Art America website - http://ron-wilson.fineartamerica.com/ and I have over 50 new paintings up there! Go figure - he's almost a film star now ...

Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

And now his portrait IS the most visited ptg on my website! See also his prints on Fine Art America.