Tuesday, July 31, 2018

"Desert Cutting" oil 4x6

Close to the desert in BC is this road cutting and what we South African-born artists call "poverty bushes" 'cos of the scrub which only grew in poor soil.
Anyway it has a romantic ring to it and I am romantic by nature.
Give it a click to see a bigger view.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

"Mick at 75."

Mick is 75 now in 2018 but this drawing is based on an early photo. Almost accurate, but it is a great exercise 'cos no corrections are possible when working with and an all-or-nothing medium such as lamp black! Either you reach out and get it or you don't.  No eraser.
Taking a gamble on one's prowess is good 'cos it stretches one...sssttrretchhh...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"Zulu Elder" 6 x 8 charcoal rendering by Ron Wilson

The Zulu Elder is a most respected member of the tribe. This is my drawing of a souvenir soapstone owned by my son Mike and his wife Bev, they have many South African pieces of memorabilia in their Victoria BC home. CLICK for a bigger view.


"A Kawasaki Ride" watercolour CRAYONS 5x5 inches


Did you know we can buy w/c CRAYONS? They look like Crayola but when you brush water over your drawing you get a w/c effect.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

"Escape to Tuscany" line and wash 4.5 x 9


Painted after watching an hour of Escape to the continent on Netflix today. Click this image to see  a bigger picture.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

"Freesias" flowers as thick as thieves 8x10 oil


Clumped together like very good pals, these blooms make an interesting subject for an artist with plenty of paint to spare! A few red spots are a jolly change against the white. The water in the ball jar is misty 'cos it's cold,

Sunday, July 08, 2018

"Kulshan" Mount Baker 24" x 30" oil

This mountain has figured in our lives for over 25 years. It is situated on the border of Canada and the USA. During an evening my son Michael took a photo of it from an hotel in Abbotsford BC, and my other son Tim named his house in Victoria BC "Kulshan" which I believe is a local name.
Give it a CLICK for a slightly bigger view.