Friday, September 20, 2019

"Coho" pastel sketch


The Coho slid out of the Inner Harbour in front of me this morning - I had about 30 seconds to paint it. Who doesn't like a nice challenge...

Saturday, September 07, 2019

My new sketch book

'Broke in my new sketch book at Oak Bay Marina this morning - it takes mostly pen and ink, crayons too, but it also takes a light wash. Sterling NY, made in China.

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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Peking-to-Paris 2019 oil 12 x 18 inches

The brothers Beresford from Victoria on Vancouver Island returned in July after a month competing in the Peking-to-Paris, we're very proud of them and the little Volksie performed so well while high end luminaries broke stuff. Repair crews worked through the night repairing suspensions. Everyone in all the countries along the route made a big fuss of the hardy Beetle. The lads won a silver medal.

Chris said the dust got everywhere.


John and Chris are raising funds locally for Rheumatism research in honour of the late Deirdre,
 a lovely person. 

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.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

"Wild Lavender" oil 4x6


Whoops - the usually constrained lavender broke loose some little while ago, taking only the bees with it.
Central BC roadside sketch - it's a TINY painting, people!

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