Monday, December 23, 2019

"Hesitant crossing street" pencil 6 x 8


I came across a lone runner waiting...
She is being hesitant at the corner.
One hears so much about incidents this time of year,
"My time is ticking away but this is life-saving."

Monday, November 04, 2019

"Home on the Gorge" 6 x 8 oil


Painted in the trunk of my car at the Gorge Park. The weather was too cold for me so I took a good look at the opposite bank and returned to my sheltered park where I remembered the scene and painted it. Great exercise
If you click on it you can see a bigger picture.

"Nefertiti" small 6x6

My bigger painting of Nefertiti had sold some time ago so I have done this 6x6 version which turned out a little bolder than my first but I like the spontaneous brush strokes of this one.


Nefertiti  Make me an offer.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

NEW "Cougar Alert" Pastel 8x10 inches



Cougars are found in the wilds and outer suburban area of Vancouver Island. Pity they have to be shot. Re-locating is much preferred of course.

My rendering looks small here - click it though to see a pic with more impact.

I like pastel, a number of rare sticks were given to me by Elaine, widow of the late pastel maestro Paul Bosman. Some of the pieces are so small (the size of a pea) that I purchased a metal pastel holder to use them without these rare pastels slipping through my fingers, what an honour to be holding the pieces that Paul used to draw/paint.
Thanks, Bosman family.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

"Brentwood Bay - Trumpeter" oil 8x10


When we were kayaking, we saw reflecting diamonds on the water. Yes I did snatch a quickie with my 'phone and painted the scene later. I realize I have to put more interest in my work - tear pieces off me and slam dunk it on the canvas. Happy day. It's got to be more than a captured image.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Red Crab on a green fishing box" oil 6x8

Brush strokes are like carving. I love it.
This is my painting in the footsteps of Mrs.Marine, US artist.


Check out the paintings of Carol Marine by searching her, she's mucho talented.

Monday, June 17, 2019

"Holland Point painting 2019" oil 8 x 10 inches


My database reveals that I have painted this location SEVEN times here in Victoria Canada.
It started as an overcast day, and this is the lighting I have shown here.

Saturday, June 01, 2019