H. Dunstan Browne, attorney at law, is my patron.
Dunny has a great influence on my career as an artist.
(1900 isn't the number of Store street, it's when the Capital Iron building was built...)
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Alfred sat for the Goward House Portrait Painters today. I used watercolor and Conte pencil to stretch myself again. I like this approach because the early washes show me the way and the heavy pencil gives me the punch. The color sketch is OK but I really like the little drawing which is a better likeness I feel. You could click the image if you want to see a larger picture. (My fellow artists might also tell you that working in different media actually strengthens one's home style).
First shown at Dales Gallery in Victoria's Chinatown 2nd - 21st December, 2013.
Now one of THEE most visited paintings on my Blog. Super.....
After spending THREE days making my pastel box ENTIRELY out of re-cycled stuff I took it for a test drive in Stadacona Park today. It's a quickie (forty minutes) but I like the looseness and the cheeky colour. I think I have rainbow vision...
Which of the two titles works BEST? "Urban Sanctuary" or "Pavement Poppies" I'd welcome your choice. Here's Colleen in Fort Street walking in the area the art experts call THE GOLDEN MEAN. Flowers galore - Victoria is great that way. Do send me your choice for the most apt title. Thanks, Ron
|"Mount Baker and Yacht" miniature oil on Belgian Linen|