Friday, May 25, 2012

"Woodwynn Farm 2012" Acrylic 8x8 inches

This is the main building of the 100-year old Woodwynn Farm on Vancouver Island, a wonderful remnant of an era gone by.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How to alter your paintbox

I bought a cheap box but it meant me creeping around the back to access my paints, so I flipped the lid like this (see the article on Plein Air BC):

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Tessa" 11x14 acrylic on Foamular

Foamular is rigid insulation used for insulating buildings - my son Tim works in construction and he had a few pieces lying around. I'm experimenting with this support, believing that it should last as long as a house. In any case, acrylic takes to it very kindly, binding with the millions of tiny bubbles on the surface of the insulation.

Tessa was our sitter at Goward House today. Click on the image for a bigger view and press COMMENTS to give me some feedback. Questions gladly answered, simply click on the tiny white envelope to send me an email if you choose not to use the COMMENTS facility.

Friday, May 11, 2012

"Gonzales Observatory" oil 11x14

Strong sunlight plays on the white-washed observatory making everything else around it quite dark. Plein Air painting, Victoria BC. The yellow blooms are Scottish Broom which has been designated as an invader species but it certainly spices up the palette for an the image for a bigger view - also, drop me a COMMENT please. Or click the tiny envelope to send me an email.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Today we painted a fellow artist from the Windsor Park group. Jana intends painting with us Goward House Portrait Painters in future, in addition to keeping her status with the Windsor Park group. Nice.
I was quite happy with the likeness - Sargent used to soothe the sitters who said that he got the mouth wrong but he told his sitters that they could always fix the portrait when they got it home!
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Saturday, May 05, 2012

"Red Berries Roadside" oil 6 x 8 inches

A riot of color along the rural roadside of San Juan Island, Washington State.

Lately my Facebook friends have been sending me encouraging messages about my loose brushwork, so this new painting approach is in response to your encouragement. Thanks you guys.

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Your COMMENT will help me. Thanks, Ron