Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"High Wind at Cattle Point" oil 16 x 20

I actually saw this bird (a female Brewer's Blackbird) clinging to a twig, facing into the wind just as a schooner was sailing by. I was struck by the scene and vowed to paint it just as it appeared on that windy wintery morning at Cattle Point, Victoria BC. According to Wikipedia, the Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) is a medium-sized New World blackbird, named after the ornithologist Thomas Mayo Brewer. (They like to be near water, feed on insects, and need not have to migrate).

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Friday, September 23, 2011

"Sunbeams Under the Sea" (Poster) acrylic

My "Sunbeams" got third prize at the outdoor Gallery-by-the-Sea on the Fish Hut at the end of the Sidney Pier in BC. Nicceee....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Dodge Truck" oils on canvas 8 x 10

We came across this surviving Dodge truck on the quay at Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island. At a guess I would say that it dates back to the war years 1939-1945. If you know the actual year of manufacture, please let me know by clicking on COMMENT below and sending a message
. Thanks, Ron

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Sea Stacks" oils 20 x 24

I learnt that the rocks of these vertical columns are firmer than the surrounding material, so,  through the erosion process over thousands of years these sea stacks are formed. Anyway, they make excellent subjects for the artist. I found them on the coast of  Washington State. I decided to render them with a looser approach than the style I usually employ.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

"Wild Sweetpeas" oil 11 x 14 plein air

Wild sweetpeas paint the slopes of the Dallas Road Cliffs in Victoria.
It was a strange morning because fog rolled in and hid the horizon for at least forty minutes. Some artists packed up and left, others stood around and chatted until the weather cleared. And it did.
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