Saturday, February 27, 2021

"Rocks & bush, Cattle Point" gouache postcard size


"Rocks & bush, Cattle Point"
My current fav place to paint. I'm borrowing styles from Carol Marine and the redoubtable ken Faulks
while trying to sustain my own way of working. (Better artists always help me by just being there...)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sketch from TV "Ball Kid, Madrid 2017" watercolour postcard size

 "Ball Kid, Madrid 2017"
TV gives one endless subjects for sketching - instead of Federer
 or other greats I chose this  this ball kid.

"Daffodils and Red arrangement" gouache postcard size

"Dafs and Red flower"

Coll picked some home grown daffodils and added a red flower
 from a bouquet given to her by Tim and Karla.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

"House in the Fraser Valley" postcard size, gouache

"House in the Fraser Valley"

 Gouache is like watercolour but has more body, giving a nice flat opaque appearance. I am doing well with it now after a few first tentative attempts.

And this image comes from my own visit to this exciting part of British Columbia. I hope you enjoy the vision before you.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

"Coco" gouache postcard size 2021

Beloved pet of the Ingbritsons, Coco was quite a character - almost a mensch, one could say...
Painted with my new set of gouache paints. I'm getting used to the new medium now. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

"Passing Parade" postcard size

Our blue bird is perched on a rock as he surveys the ducks in a row.  Gouache with my new colours purchased from - what quick service! Simply amazing.

"BMW 3-Wheeler" postcard size

These babies are TINY and you have to open the front in order tp get in, in fact the steering wheel collapses to one side to help you...gouache on watercolour paper postcard size.

"Alongside" oil 24 x 30

 Neighbours at anchor in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is good, the winds are calm for good sailing. We are out of the shallows and we are safely in the bay, flags flying.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

"Blue VW" gouache

 Experimenting with my brand-new gouache paint I did this Blue Volksie today - I like the matt finish of this paint, it looks as though it was done with chalk - such is the opacity of the paint.

 I like it. Postcard size. 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Push Colour exercise

"Push Colour"

Gouache postcard size.

Gail Sibley posted in How to Pastel a technique to change a boring image into something a lot more vibrant.

 I followed her suggestion using my new gouache paints although it would work well in any medium. 


Tuesday, February 09, 2021

"Blue Jib"


"Blue Jib"

Carol Marine uses oils and gouache. This latter medium sounds great so I bought myself a set from Amazon (very quick delivery) and set about using it on plain MDF, no canvas or gesso. I was surprised how quickly it dried into a  nice mat finish. Click to enlarge the image.

Thursday, February 04, 2021

"Schooner off Friday Harbor" Washington State

 Schooners in British Columbia and indeed Washington State are a joy to behold. They cut such a grand image on our seaways. This painting is  new for 2021 and the size is the classic 8 x 10 inches in oils. Contact me for details. Find me by searching artist Ron Wilson.

To see a bigger image simply click the hand.