Monday, May 10, 2021

"Dallas Road Cliffs" oil 11x14



              The hotel on the on the corner where Cook street meets Dallas Road in Victoria. 
                                            Seen from Clover Point. Here's the pencil sketch:


                                             Conté pencil on sketch paper by Ron Wilson.  


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Young African Elephant oil 11x14 inches


Young African Elephant


Many people like their wildlife realistic.
other art-minded people like the impressionist style. It's a matter of good taste.
Contact me for this one, It should be appreciated by wildlife collectors.

 

Monday, March 22, 2021

Carla grown up, pencil and pastel 10 x 12 inches




Carla is the daughter of my friend Colin Griffiths in South Africa.
Over the years he has sent me successive pics of his beautiful baby growing up.

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

"Vase" 16x 20 inches oil on stretched canvas


Painted in one shot in the American style of Ben Fenske.
Enlarged, it looks quite nice. Click it to see a bigger pic. 


Monday, March 15, 2021

"Pompano Fish" oil on board 8x10


We saw Pompano at the deepfreeze of our local store - highly recommended for eating.
Great colours for an artist. Great for painting loosely.

 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

"Sossies" (sausages) oil on board 8x10


I painted these sausages with a single battered brush.
Oil on reclaimed hardboard, coated with gesso.

 

Cooked!




"Sossies" (with a pork chop)

(South African slang for sausages)

I have always wanted to paint like this. But afraid 'cos I know many won't like the style. Loose.

Still, as the song says, I gotta be me...this is tonight's braai (barbecue).

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

"Dallas Road Cliff, Rail Fence" oil on stretched canvas 16" x 20"




Oil sketch  above, actual photo below.

 This scene is most visited by local Victorians in BC. A lot of dog owners let their pets run hassle-free, and artists love it for the many scenes to paint in the area.

My family says my painting isn't finished but I know it is because when artists have realized their intentions - it's DONE!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

"Rocks & bush, Cattle Point" gouache postcard size


 


"Rocks & bush, Cattle Point"
My current fav place to paint. I'm borrowing styles from Carol Marine and the redoubtable ken Faulks
while trying to sustain my own way of working. (Better artists always help me by just being there...)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sketch from TV "Ball Kid, Madrid 2017" watercolour postcard size


 "Ball Kid, Madrid 2017"
TV gives one endless subjects for sketching - instead of Federer
 or other greats I chose this  this ball kid.

"Daffodils and Red arrangement" gouache postcard size


"Dafs and Red flower"

Coll picked some home grown daffodils and added a red flower
 from a bouquet given to her by Tim and Karla.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

"House in the Fraser Valley" postcard size, gouache


"House in the Fraser Valley"

 Gouache is like watercolour but has more body, giving a nice flat opaque appearance. I am doing well with it now after a few first tentative attempts.

And this image comes from my own visit to this exciting part of British Columbia. I hope you enjoy the vision before you.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

"Coco" gouache postcard size 2021


Beloved pet of the Ingbritsons, Coco was quite a character - almost a mensch, one could say...
Painted with my new set of gouache paints. I'm getting used to the new medium now. 
 



Thursday, February 18, 2021

"Passing Parade" postcard size


Our blue bird is perched on a rock as he surveys the ducks in a row.  Gouache with my new colours purchased from Amazon.ca - what quick service! Simply amazing.
 

"BMW 3-Wheeler" postcard size


These babies are TINY and you have to open the front in order tp get in, in fact the steering wheel collapses to one side to help you...gouache on watercolour paper postcard size.
 

"Alongside" oil 24 x 30


 Neighbours at anchor in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is good, the winds are calm for good sailing. We are out of the shallows and we are safely in the bay, flags flying.