Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Baby Shoes" oil 6x8

After seeing Carol Marine's beautiful 2000th painting on Facebook I went to the cupboard and found my granddaughter Megan's baby shoes. Miss Marine's art is perfect, she inspired me to make my own version of Baby Shoes

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Tame Bantam"

This is a miniature oil on stretched canvas, 3 x 3 inches painted with water-soluble oils for the green people watching me! Your question/comment will be welcome, I like emails. BTW, it will look great in a kitchen - on the countertop with a tiny easel which I can supply too...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014


"Dog and Dinghy" acrylic and pencil 3x3 inches

I find that ACRYLIC together with PENCIL gives me a bright and happy finish. This miniature 3x3-inch painting on stretched canvas took on its own form. Quite nice colours...I guess a lot goes on in the unconscious mind too.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

"Crow & Mountain" oil 11x14

See it? Look off-centre in front of the bush. Plein air sketch, two hours.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Oak Bay Marina" children's washable markers

'Difficult to judge the size of a sketch when one sees it on one's computer screen, so I'll tell you - 4 x 4 inches approximately.

It's from my sketchbook, done in washable markers. As an experiment I tried washing it out but the colours are still there! Look out, parents!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Hens Pecking" acrylic 5x7 framed

Hens pecking? I guess the cheeky bantam needs company. SOLD at Moss Street TD Paint-In19th July 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

For us, 4am

First we're here
And then we're not
So help me to help you
While we're both here on the spot.

Ron Wilson
4am July 10, 2014

The sense of it is that we live and we die. The intention is to share this reality, like it or not. There is a feeling of companionship in the content of this piece, the tone of the writer is respectful yet a bit common. We experience the grouping of individuals like pieces of stew in a melting pot of humanity in which life is sometimes uncomfortable and steamy. We are here in a specific place - it's close, and easy movement isn't a walk in the park. I'm not a Zen Buddhist like Peter Coyote but we seem to share some sentiments about life. There's not much emotion or intellect in my poem, but it is what it is. A sharing.

"Bantam Rooster" oil 5x7 on stretched canvas, framed

I painted this cheeky thing for the TD Paint-In in Moss Street Victoria on Saturday July 19th, 2014. 35-thousand people strolled down the parade looking at paintings by 180 artists.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Victoria Lavender Farm" composite

Farmer Alan Mayfield of Sidney BC invited me to be the resident artist at his Victoria Lavender Farm Festival.

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Friday, July 04, 2014

"Garden bench" Finnerty Gardens oils 6x8

A most daunting place to paint - Finnerty Gardens. Not because it's pretty but the artist is surrounded by plants at every turn. So I chose to paint like a millionaire with thick, juicy paint.

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