Monday, April 23, 2012

Chinese Gate of Harmonious Interest - oil 16 x 20

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I wore five layers of clothing so I kept warmish - several people came up and spoke. Barbara Hay even took some flattering photos of me. Here's one:
At the Opus Paint-out Challenge in Victoria, April 21, 2012.

Monday, April 16, 2012

"Red Boat and Mt.Baker" Acrylic 6x8

This vessel was a common sight in the waters of the Oak Bay Marina, opposite the Glen Lyon School property. It stands in the shallows because of its twin keels. I was drawn by the reflections in the water and the majestic Mount Baker in the background.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

"Clover Point" oil 6 x 8 and "Ross Bay Beach" 8 x 10

A plein air painting done in a little over an hour this morning, leaving me time to try another study (see below).
Keith Hiscock gave me superb advice as to how to tackle the sand, at the bottom of my painting.
He said to add a little texture 'cos the sea above is pretty strokey, and texture on the beach ties the brush treatment in harmoniously. I tried it, and he's right.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Turban" oil 12 x 12

Captain Bill introduced today's sitter, Kulbir, a Sikh who had also worked with him on BC Ferries.
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"The Boat Pond" Acrylic 8 x 10

When it's full sun I get to saturate the canvas with colour, especially if it's contre jour on that day. The boat pond in Victoria BC is where shorebound sailors can exercise their seamanship from a municipal bench.
Our master stretched his legs out, creating a interesting shadow below.