Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Julia" 10 x 12 oils

Julia sat for the portrait painters group - she is one of us artists, and sat willingly when we were stuck for a sitter today.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

"The Swallowed Anchor" pastel 8x11

Mark, the current owner of this old house agreed to let me paint it. He is having to demolish it because it is too far gone. It once belonged to an ancient mariner who surprised passers-by by appearing in all sorts of naval get-up.
Go to Fine Art America, search for Ron Wilson or visit this link http://fineartamerica.com/featured/swallowed-anchor-ron-wilson.html and order yourself a print.
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Friday, February 22, 2013

"Sandy Flats" oils 8x10

Art low tide you can walk out on the sandy flats for twenty minutes before reaching the breakers.
This is at False Bay on San Juan Island, a wonderful spot for locals and visitors alike.
Did I mention the oil painting is for sale? $500 Canadian or American dollars, shipping might be extra, depending on where you reside.
(The oil painting is on stretched canvas, unframed or framed, as you wish. Please contact me by posting a  COMMENT below).

Monday, February 11, 2013

"Red Barn and Daffodils" w/c 5 x 8 inches

I should be working on illustrations for my son's new book but I played truant and snuck this miniature watercolour under the radar yesterday. Ok, OK, I'm on it Tim.

Friday, February 01, 2013

"Vessel 21449" w/c 6x8

"Vessel 21449" with passing kayaker, Point Hope Shipyards, Victoria BC.
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Now and then I abandon my oils and splash out with good old fashioned line and wash. Plein air, of course.
I love informal watercolour sketches - I find them quite fresh. The trick is to draw quickly and paint even quicker. The kayaker passed by me obligingly and he was rendered in a few rapid pen strokes.