Thursday, November 26, 2015

"In Blue in Bath" 6x8 oil

In June 2015 we visited the Roman Baths in Bath when this young lass obligingly stood in front of the building like so many other tourists.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Teenage Tusker, pastel, watercolour

I began with watercolour and over this I used soft pastel and a Conté pencil.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Lion, Lioness" watercolour on Arches 5x7

Pen and pencil hatching over watercolour paint. This adds an element of art to the otherwise photographic rendering of the male and female lions.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Bird Series "Heron Flying" charcoal 5x7

VINE CHARCOAL IS JUST A BURNT TWIG BUT IT'S SO FORGIVING WHEN USED TO SUGGEST LINE AND SHAPE. I AM REALLY HAPPY WITH THIS MEDIUM.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

"Pavilion - Government House, Victoria BC" watercolour CRAYONS!

Chidlike rendering in watercolour CRAYONS which makes it look a lot like childrens' wax crayons. This is the glass and iron Pavilion at Government House in the rain this morning.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ron goes ABSTRACT!

Watercolour crayons (yes really, a product by Mungyo) plus Conté pencil and Sharpie. This way up reveals the female figure. Turn the image upside down to see the faces. I'm not really an abstract painter - I got this design from the wallpaper in my bathroom!

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Monday, November 09, 2015

"Thatch" watercolour

Loose and juicy watercolour.

This is Chipping Campden, the pin-point centre of England in my view - halfway between the Cotswolds and Birmingham. Press the image for a bigger view

Friday, November 06, 2015

Notan and quick sketch

From the "complicated" paintings of the last few weeks to the sublimely simple Notan and quickie pencil sketch.

Notan is a Japanese concept where only dark and light is represented. I like it 'cos it is strong and it shows me how my composition should look if I decide to take the rendering to the next level - using actual paint on an actual canvas. Like this oil 4x6 inches of the Belfry which was painted en plein air some time ago.

I mingled with the Alfrescoes artists who were painting en plein air in the Belfry area of Fernwood in Victoria BC. The students from the Vic High were milling about in the square during their lunch break.

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Monday, November 02, 2015

"lioness Stalking" acrylic 6x8

Here in the true African bush every animal needs to be alert, even the predator such as this lioness. Mr.Lion may be the king but mostly it's the mrs. who provides the meal.

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

"Coco" parrot watercolour 5x7

"Coco" is part of my Bird Series. She is a Red-Lored Amazon parrot and is so intelligent.