Friday, November 24, 2017

"Government House 2017" urban sketch

Government House portal. It survived a fire many years ago while the rest of the building burnt down.............................................................................................. I love urban sketching - it's loose and impressionistic, not at all your formal painting............................................................................................................ Look again at the doorway - is that red-brown light the warmth of the inner sanctum, or can it be a group of red-robed religious men with hands clasped in fervour?.................................. What do you see?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Faith" oil 9x12

Faith The movie "Loving Vincent" influenced me a great deal. I was amazed at the brush strokes made by the 100 artists who painted each frame by hand - although I think that no one can really match a Van Gogh brush stroke. When you see a Van Gogh stroke you know who owns it. Nevertheless, the film is indeed great. My painting is of the interior of the Anglican cathedral in Victoria BC.

Friday, November 03, 2017

"Sailpast" sketch

SAILPAST Mother and her juniors come sailing past the officiating officer. I actually saw this.