Monday, June 30, 2014

"Copper kettle, copper bowl" oils

I'm preparing for Moss Street TD Paint-in open air exhibition to take place here in Victoria BC on July 19th, 2014.

Some 35-thousand people are expected to come looking at the art - 'tis very exciting for us artists on Vancouver Island.

Here's the companion piece - "Copper Bowl" (courtesy of the Warren Family) 6 x 8.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

I'm in a Lavender mood

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Monet's Trees" homage oil 11x14


Monet's Trees - I kept my scene loose and sketchy, much like Monet would have done.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Sig" pastel portrait

'Hard to believe, Sig was a Canadian pilot for the RAF when he was twenty - that's seventy years ago! He still looks good and is a marvellous artist.

"Vern" Goward House Portrait Painters

Vern the husband of one of our artists, sat for the portrait group today.
I used pastel pencils, and after tea, I did a quick half profile.

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"Dinghy and draglines" oil 8x10

In the wild west the steeds used to wait patiently outside the saloon. Now-a-days the yachties drag their tenders above the highwater mark, thus my title - dinghy and draglines.

I've said it before, next to the shape of a woman a hull is almost perfection.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

"Mike" portrait sitter

Mike sat for the Goward House Portrait Painters this week - the deal is that you sit for free but at the end of the three-hour session you get to take home the portrait of your choice - with about a dozen artists painting!

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Friday, June 06, 2014

"Elk Lake" oil 10 x 20

Often what you leave out can make or break a painting. I left a single tree out (it was one third in from the right) and the composition just looked out for itself.

Also, it painted itself pretty much - it was finished within two hours, leaving us time to walk along the water's edge a little ways. There were many Alfrescoes out this morning, I'd say about 30 to 40 (there are 80 artists on the email list).

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