Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Crystal" oil 10x14

Crystal sat for the Portrait Group this week. I had prepared my canvas with a red-brown under-painting to help me find the various tones and values to follow. I figured that the darker base might show me the lights immediately, instead of starting with a white canvas, I like experimenting.

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"Pansy Posy" approx. 3x5 inches

After painting my "Pansies" 6x8 (a previous posting) I found that I had more than enough paint squeezed on my palette so I scraped the paint and applied it to a 3x5-inch piece of canvas board, using my imagination.
Want it? Going cheep-cheep - email me at (Microsoft's new email carrier) and make an offer. Anything, don't be's my experiment to see what's going and what's not.
It's got to dry first because it's thick and juicy, and it'll look great on one of those one-dollar mini wooden easels from the Dollar Shop placed in your kitchen or bathroom, or in a cabin I'm thinking.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

"Pansies" 6x6 oil

Colleen often picks little posies for her bathroom - she has a good eye. These pansies appealed to me too, so with palette knife and a big brush I painted this scene on a 6 x 8-inch canvas board.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Sun Ducks" oil 6x8

My camera couldn't cope with the contrast in this scene but my EYE made the value adjustment seem natural so I painted "Sun Ducks" exactly like it.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sidney Fine Arts - Oct 17, 18, 19 -- 2014

My two paintings on exhibition at Sidney Fine Arts October 16, 17 and 18 Mary Winspear Theatre in Sidney BC.

"Copper Kettle" and Museum of Man - Totem"

'Just learned that "Copper Kettle" was awarded an Honourable Mention at the show. We are thrilled.

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Thanks, Ron

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

"Carolyn with great hair" oil 10x16

Such wonderful hair - I admire folk who allow themselves to grow grey naturally. Carolyn sat for the Goward House Portrait Painters today.

Following Sargent, I painted Carolyn's face without overt blending, gradually moving from value to value with definite brushstrokes of adjacent colour. He said, search for the semi-tones. I did.

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