Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Dallas Road Snow" 9x12 acrylic painting

It doesn't often snow here in Victoria BC yet here we are - they say we are in the banana belt of Canada. I'm not complaining!

This painting "Dallas Road Snow" is available, email me

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Jim" Conté Pencil


Jim sat for us at Goward House because the model didn't show -- then you as the arranger have to sit instead. I found him to be very patient and the dozen or so artists at Goward House Portrait painters did a good job of painting accurate likenesses.

Monday, November 24, 2014

"A Tale of Two Volksies"

Call them what you will - Bug, Beetle, VW, Volkswagen - in South Africa they are affectionately known as Volksies.

The blue VW was painted with acrylic, the red on in oils. (I note that my style remained much the same between the two media), I am a great admirer of Carol Marine and Colin Page as you can tell.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Beautiful BC" 8x10 acrylic

Driving through BC a couple years ago I cannot remember whether it was the coast or a lake but the memory of this scene was etched in me and I painted it completely from recall...the sand, the clouds, the curve in the water. Oh my.

It's available to my Friends, send me an email, you know my address.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My most viewed paintings

These are the most looked-at of my paintings by visitors on my Fine Art America site (link to the right).
I paint them but have no idea how well or not-so-well they are received. All I can do is report that "Palauea Beach" and "Nefertiti" are the second-most and third-most visited works - what about number one?
Well it's a pencil drawing of a bald eagle. See if you can find it on my FAA site. No prizes, only surprises....

I paint 'em, you rate 'em.

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

"Cattle Point Splash" acrylic, knife work 11x14

Cattle Point is my favourite painting spot. I used a palette knife to convey the mish-mash of stone, cracks, seaweed and water with small and big islands in view. I get moody (good) just looking at it all......

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

"Garry Oak Junior" acrylic 9x12

Plein Air on Mount Tolmie - this is the second time I have painted this teenage Garry oak, the first was many years ago and the work is in the offices of the Garry Oak Society in Victoria BC.

I am learning how to handle acrylic paint 'cos I'm an oil painter by habit.

The above painting is not for sale. Colleen owns it.

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Friday, November 07, 2014

"Leaden sky, buoyant boat" oil 5x7

Despite the ominous sky and the choppy sea, the boat remains buoyant. That's life I hope.

Email my new Microsoft address and make an offer

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"Squalls a-comin' " oil 5x7

The weather changes at anytime where I live in the Pacific (!) Northwest.

Email and make an offer. This is my new Microsoft email address that I've set up for your enquiry should you want this miniature painting.

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"Wee Rooster" miniature oil 3x5

The rooster may be small but he sure does make a big noise.

Email kyknoord@outlook on my new Microsoft email address and make me a wee offer.....

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"Jesi in pastel" 9x12

Goward House Portrait Painters are at it on a Tuesday afternoon. We have three hours to complete a portrait then the sitter (who poses for free) is able to take home the portrait of her/his choice.

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Monday, November 03, 2014

Tony Bounsall and Ron Wilson art collaboration

Tony Bounsall and I have collaborated on a piece - I did the oil painting and Tony supplied the graphic overlay thereby creating a new work. To see more of Tony's magic go to and if you want a reproduction of our colloration just email me, Ron, at my Microsoft email address

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

"Little Squirter" oil 5 x 7

Or it could be titled "Have Gun - will unravel!"

I spied this little person playing on the beach with Grammy. I suspect that Grandma got wet soon after this obliging pose.

Want it? Make an offer - I'll give you a clue, try anything between 100 and 200 and it's yours. I won't necessarily take the highest bid, only the most amusing me at Microsoft's new email service.

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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Sweet Retreat -- nostalgia

Forgive for this indulgence but this morning Colleen and I were wandering around Friday Harbor (very early morning) looking for a bite to eat. Then we came across Sweet Retreat -- I remembered creating a graphic for them a decade ago. Son Dave has bought the place established by his Mum 14 years ago and I was flattered to see that the family still uses my drawing emblazoned upon a variety of stuff, t-shirts, drinking glasses, advertisements and more.
I found it very touching. Not only that, Dave's breakfast burrito was yummy!

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