Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Aubergine Specialty Foods" oil 8 x 10

This painterly shop is in Fernwood, Victoria BC.  Specialising in Canadian, South African and British fare, it sells fresh produce and coffees, biscuits, cereals, jams, and boerewors.  It's in a trendy neighbourhood complete with a theatre, coffee shops and art galleries.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Harpoon Rock photograph and painting

This is the actual photo I took after I had finished my two-hour painting. Next is the painting itself - "Harpoon Rock" at Harling Point in Victoria BC. Acrylic on canvas 8 x 10, painted en plein air.

 I learnt that Harpoon Rock is an ERRATIC, dragged down to the seashore during the ice age some fifteen-thousand years ago! Not only that, the rock had religious significance to a local tribe.

This painting of mine suggests different things to different people. What do YOU see? I see a face or perhaps the rear of a bear:

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

"Cattle Point Revisted" oils 8 x 10

"It's MY party and I'll cry if I wanna..." I was unhappy about my first rendering of this scene so I went back and changed it.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sketches from my BC tour.

 If nothing else, grab whatever scene comes into view - whether it be something you see out of your window - like this scene while sailing on a BC ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert at the end of July 2011. I wasn't the only artist sketching on board, Laurie Collins from Australia was doing rapid watercolours from the stern. I can't show them here but they were very good.

You could try a shopping bag right before you.

Sometimes even an unsuspecting customer in the restaurant will do. (I DID show it to him upon completion but he pretended not to know who that gentleman was).

Lastly, copy a photograph from a magazine - remember to change it a lot so that you don't get accused of plagiarism.

I take a sketchbook just about everywhere I go - it's sometimes a relief from dragging a camera around.
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