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.