Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Blue Bridge" oils 11 x 14

The striking thing about Victoria's Blue Bridge is that it appears WHITE against a clear blue sky. The paint-out was organised by the Downtown Victoria Business Association - several artists were asked to go downtown and paint the city. Michael Yoder of DVBA is planning an exhibition of these paintings soon.

I chose to simplify an otherwise busy harbour scene - all sorts of vessels were coming and going in the two hours it took to lay this plein air baby down ... click on the image to see a bigger view then hit your BACK button. Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 18, 2009

"James Island" from Island View Beach - oils 11 x 14

I hadn't had much luck here at Island View Beach on Vancouver Island in the past yet Keith Hiscock said it was fine. Coming from the maestro that's high praise indeed ... I am enjoying Richard Schmid's tip about painting without any medium (apart from the initial turps block-in) -- I find that painting straight from the tube gives the work a 'firm' look.
As usual, click on the image for a bigger pic. Then hit your return button.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Lady Jane at ECAIP" oils 11 x 14

Our 1969 Morgan is called Lady Jane, and she posed for me at the English Car Affair in the Park at Fort Rodd Hill in Victoria BC today. In his landscape book Richard Schmid says he can use oil straight from the tube so I tried this today and was delighted with the juicy thick brushwork. HMmmnn ...