Friday, August 14, 2009

"Woodwyn Farm" oils 12 x 16

One of our artists had been driving up and down on the edge of this farm for 45 years - and this was the first time he got to see the inner sanctum of Woodwyn Farm thanks to Richard Leblanc, who gave us permission to come here today.

Some of the buildings date back to the eighteen-hundreds. The 200-acre Woodwyn farm is situated on Vancouver Island, in the district of West Saanich.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

"The Channel" Cattle Point 8 x 10 oils

I started to paint a scene in front of me, then I glanced to my right and saw THIS scene with this silvery channel and the Canada Geese! I immediately scrapped the first scene and nailed the geese and channel in an hour thanks to a speedy use of broad brush and palette knife. I was drawn by the contrast between the mirror-like calm of the channel and the choppy wavelets immediately behind. Then the spindly legs of the major Canada goose reflected in the channel just stopped me! Done deal.

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