'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Monday, May 24, 2010

'Trial Island from Anderson Hill' **SOLD**

One afternoon a couple of weeks ago I painted atop
Anderson Hill overlooking historic Trial Island and
across the strait Juan de Fuca to Washington's
Olympic Mountains. One of those special warm May
afternoons when the winds of the strait were calm and
the late day sun makes those wonderful colours.
The rain shadow effect of the Olympic Peninsula is quite
evident in this scene as the clouds coming in off the open
Pacific pile up against the mountains and away
from us over here in Victoria.

Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!

Monday, May 17, 2010

'Sky Castles'

This painting of 'towering cumulus' formations
was done about week ago on a lovely early
evening near the top of Highrock park.
The 'thermal convection' cloud rising in the
background was one of many that were building and
forming all across the horizon in at least three
directions!! Some of them becoming very impressive
anvil clouds. Dear readers I hope you will forgive my
attempt at identifying these clouds if I have
them named incorrectly. I'm a little better at building
'Castles in the Sky' then science.
Oil on wood panel 8 x 6.
Your thoughts and comments both scientific or
otherwise are always welcomed!
This painting is available for $150 with free
shipping anywhere in North America.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

'Clouds and Camas'

This piece was painted almost two weeks ago now on
a sparkling morning in Uplands Park. The Camas are
competing with the growing grasses now and fading to seed
in the more sunny locations. I am very happy that I
was able to get out painting so many times this spring,
in good weather, while they were at their best.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

'Evensong Hayfields'

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, hayfield's, evening clouds oil painting)

Not long from now haying time will begin again on the
south Island as it will in many other locations across the
country. It is a very special and nostalgic time for me.
When the scent of fresh mown hay fills the air it takes
me back in a rush to many different times of my past.
I hope to paint many hayfield's again this
year preferably en plein air.
Oil on canvas 30 x 40.
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Monday, May 3, 2010

'Camas & Oaks'**SOLD**

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, wildflowers of southern Vancouver Island oil painting)

More camas with this latest piece as I try to keep a
commitment I made to myself last year, to do more
paintings this spring, featuring one of the most significant
wildflowers of our region. Though you sometimes find them
in a few other spots they are most often associated
with another of our native species the Garry oak.
This is one of my favourite places not far
from my studio.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16.
Your thoughts and comments always welcomed!