Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Piper's Cliffs" 11x14 oils

Twenty years ago I used to clamber all over these cliffs like a monkey. Piper's cliffs are adjacent to Piper's Lagoon in Nanaimo BC, Canada.
Click it for a bigger view.

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Seabirds Off-shore" oils 11x14

Click the image to see the sea birds floating off shore.
That's James Island on the horizon (left) seen from Mount Doug Beach on Vancouver Island. An hour en plein air. I'm glad it was cold otherwise I would have been tempted to tighten up!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Two swing at anchor" oil 28x36

This is a bigger version of an earlier sketch, I used a 3/4-inch brush to get a simplified and loose effect. much like the work of English artist, the late Edward Seago.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Cher" oil portrait 8x11

Cher sat for us at Goward House today - she's every bit a star like her famous namesake, albeit with art...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Cowboy Saddle" 6x8 oils

This cowboy saddle was parked on one of those four-legged log supports one sees in country log cabins.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Cattle Point birds" oil 11x14

Click the image to reveal a bigger view and see the sea birds on the rocks. The foreground rocks are covered in yellow lichen, and the wind lines delineate the sea. An orange/blue sky casts a warm blanket across the top of the faraway island during this cold winter's morning.
I used thick juicy oils and a nice bold brush. Yummy.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

"Samantha" oil 11x14

Samantha sat for the Goward House Portrait Painters today. I'm told that she was keen to pose for us ever since the group painted her sister a short while ago. Sam turned out to be the perfect subject, no fidgeting, and she maintained a constant pleasant expression thoughout the two-and-a-half hour session. Click on't for a bigger image.