Friday, July 26, 2013

"Macauley Point" pastel 8 x 11

The summer never seems to end - today I took full advantage of the brilliant sun and rendered Macauley Point in Esquimalt Victoria BC with my pastels. (Click the image for a bigger view).  The original can be had through me (send me an email) or order a reasonably-priced print through Fine Art America. The link is on this page.

Friday, July 19, 2013

"Birds, Oak Bay" oils 11x14

Gulls in the sky, Canada Geese on the water. Perfect weather - plein air painting in ninety minutes. Click on it for a bigger view.

I used my trusty bike to get to the location - fun, fun, fun - who needs to ride the Tour de France?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

"Happy Valley Lavender Farm" oil 11x14

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Harvesting season follows closely upon the growing season I guess...soon the lavender will be cut for scent, oils and posies.  Go to my Fine Art America site (linked on this page) if you want to own this work.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Colour blind?

"Mount Baker and Yacht" miniature oil on Belgian Linen

Colour blindness isn't a problem. In fact it is quite a lot of fun, it sets

me apart and although I have difficulty seeing blue versus green I like the

effort.  The colour TEAL is iffy for me which is funny, 'cos it's a

favourite colour!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

McNeill Bay Summer" pastel 8 x 10

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VicNews photographer Sharon Tiffin stopped by at the plinth that celebrates McNeill Bay - the sun was great and I nailed this plein air pastel within 40 minutes. Isn't BC the Best Place on Earth?

Sunday, July 07, 2013

"Dinghy at rest" oil 6x8

Dinghies are like pet dogs - they wait for the return of the owner whilst the latter is elsewhere engaged. Patient, helpful, resolute.
Email me to own this one. Unframed, but will grace any home or boat...or office.

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