Friday, April 30, 2010

"Footpath, Banfield Park" 9 x 12 oil on Belgian linen mounted on board

Very windy today, my canvas blew over twice.
In Banfield Park Victoria BC I painted the foot path pretty much as you see it here but excluded the parked cars and the wind-blown artists facing me. The sun made a bashful appearance.

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Boys and Girls Club, Metchosin" 9 x 12 oil on board

Perfect weather brought out at least twenty plein air artists at Metchosin on Vancouver Island this morning.
I chose this tangerine-painted barn with the gravel workings on the hillside. To see my impasto please click on the image to get a close-up view, then hit your BACK button to return here and perhaps you might leave me a COMMENT (see the heading immediately below this text and click on COMMENTS).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Cattle Point Wind" oil 9 x 12

This morning I scraped the bits of sand and husks that the wind blew onto my wet painting at Cattle Point yesterday, and I added the seagulls settled on the rock. Done is good.

P.S. I noticed that they stay facing the oncoming wind - this way they don't get their feathers ruffled ...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

"Oak Bay Citizens Monument" oil 8 x 10

My approach is a bit like Harley Brown. A quick oil sketch,  painted in situ in about an hour. This monument, situated at Cattle Point in Oak Bay in Victoria BC, is dedicated to the memory of Oak Bay citizens who gave their lives during WW2 - 1939 to 1945. Lovingly surrounded by red tulips, yellow daffodils and purple camas, the monument nestles in a quiet bend in the road, facing the sea. Nearby, a tall Canadian flag was chattering in the wind this morning, saying more than my words can say.