'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Sunday, April 25, 2010

'Uplands Camas' **SOLD**

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, oil painting of Uplands Park, Victoria, BC, Camas Lily)

Uplands Park in Oak Bay is at its finest right now as
I discovered this morning when I arrived for a paint out.
Beautiful drifts of our native Camas Lily among the
rocky outcrops in this natural Garry oak meadow are
really something to see. While I painted there this
morning it was lovely to sense the spirits of the first
peoples, whose footprints were here thousands of years
before first contact, harvesting the Camas bulbs
as a major staple of their diet.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

'Highrock Blooms',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, G.O.E.R.T., plein air oil painting of southern Vancouver Island)

Happy Earth Day Everyone!
I went up to Highrock for a paint after lunch today and
I'm glad I did. The park is spectacular right now with
the Garry oaks and the Camas in full bloom.
It was quite windy making me grab for
my easel a few times, just in time!
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Thoughts and comments always welcomed!
"The best and most beautiful things in the
world cannot be seen or even touched;
They must be felt with the heart."
(Helen Keller)
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purchasing this painting.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

'Spring Pasture',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Saanich Peninsula plein air oil painting, sheep pasture

Here on the south end of Vancouver Island the rush of
spring is at its height. That time when the brightness of
emerging leaves is keyed up even more with the bright
morning sun. I pulled off to the side of a quiet country road
on Friday and quickly painted this piece. The pasture is
actually being used by a large flock of sheep, the wet area
by pairs of Canada geese and small bunches of
Green-winged Teal and a few Mallards none of whom,
mysteriously, made it into this painting =;-))
Overhead swallows soared in the warm air hunting insects
and a young eagle made low swoops over the pond
hoping for slow moving waterfowl but having no
success as the geese put up a chorus as it approached.
The heady scent of spring cottonwood filled the
air with its soul stirring scent.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Comments always appreciated!
This painting can be purchased for $150 with free
shipping anywhere in North America
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

'April Afternoon',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, April clouds, southern Vancouver Island, plein air oil painting)

This is the second piece I spoke of in my last post. Those
lovely cloud formations have become more threatening
and dramatic in nature. The shadows they cast on the
landscape below them heightens the drama and interest.
This photo did come out a tad dark in lower quarter
of the painting, so another will have to be taken.
The contrast of the cloud darkened areas and those in
the full sun were quite dazzling as I painted this piece.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your comments and thoughts are always sought !
This painting is available for $450 with free
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

'April Sky-Highrock',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, plein air oil painting, Esquimalt BC)

Another session up on Highrock with the clouds. An early
start allowed time for two paintings this trip. Course it
helped that the clouds continued to perform. Fortunately
the roving bands of showers didn't show up until I was
back in the studio...ooo nice =;-))
(I'll post the second one next time.)
Below I included a photo to give a bit of and idea
what it looked like as I was setting up.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Comments and thoughts always appreciated!
This painting is available for $150 with free
shipping throughout North America.
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April clouds from Highrock Park looking north west.

Monday, April 5, 2010

'March Cloud Pattern',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, spring clouds oil painting, Highrock Park)

Over the past week or so we have been having what I like
to call 'cloud events' that is to say that the cloud formations
moving through have been nothing short of spectacular.
I've been back up on Highrock several times recently
trying to capture these wonderful skies in paint.
Painting a moving target, yikes, and the shadows they cast
on the distant hills!! Lots of migrating birds to see
on my jaunts up the hill right now which makes
for a grand painting excursion!
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts and comments always welcomed!
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

'September Rapture'

This is another addition to my September light series.
'September Rapture'
oil on canvas
 24 x 24.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.