Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Gyro Beach" prep sketch

I gave a talk at the AGM of the Oak Bay Art Club on painting en plein air, and I've been scoping likely spots here in Victoria BC for the actual paint-out which will follow the talk May 4th.

Here's Gyro Park Beach....Press the image for a bigger view.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Clover Point - "Olympic Mountains, Windlines & Rocks"

Clover Point in Victoria BC. Original oil (painted en plein air) canvas mounted on board...10" x 12" $200 email me ronjbw@gmail.com

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Thursday, April 09, 2015

"Rhino and Calf" watercolour

Throwback Thursday. Nothing seems to prevent the poachers from their grisly task. I painted this wayyy back when I lived in South Africa and was actually charged by a rhino once, no harm though.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

"Ferry Tale" oil 8x10

Passengers on the Washington State Ferries look at the passing scenes between the islands here in the Pacific Northwest, or, if they are regulars and have seen it all, they may pass the time by reading.
I keep this painting very near to me so that I can study every single day. Each time I learn something.
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Friday, April 03, 2015

"Finnerty Gardens Hole" oil 9x12

The 'hole' is the center of interest and it was the first thing that stopped me when looking for a scene in the Finnerty Gardens of UVic this morning. Heavily overcast. Believe me - heavily.....I used lot of paint and got the big areas done first, with a big brush. I cannot tell you how much this helps to nail a plein air painting in a short time.

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Devastation of Rhinos in South Afrca

Last night CBC presented a video report on the endangered Rhinos in South Africa, a rhino being slaughtered every 8 hours in the Kruger National Park. The horn can fetch up to $100,000.00

 Recently in Victoria BC an ancient rhino horn went on auction legally and sold for fourteen thousand dollars. Here's my monochrome of a rhino emerging from the bush in South Africa where I was born. Horns that pre-date the ban apart, I too am saddened by the reported incidents of current poaching there. Voice of America reports that poison is being used to protect the rhinos - Game farm owners have been hiring armed security guards to patrol their reserves, which can be a dangerous job. Now, they are trying a new tactic: they poison the rhinos' horns or ship the animals to a "safe House" at $40, 000 a time.

"Rhino Emerging" by Ron Wilson (oil painting framed 6 x 8). Click the image for a bigger picture. Your COMMENT is encouraged.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

"Lavender Farm Harvest" oil 9x12

See the video how I finished this already DONE painting.....the wonder of painting. Press the image for a bigger view.