'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Monday, August 23, 2010

'The Gallery'

Last Wednesday I was part of an evening
'paint - in' at the The Gallery in the
Oak Bay Village, which is one of the galleries
currently representing my work. Both myself
and well know local artist Linny D. Vine
took part in the evenings event.
The event was part of the larger
Oak Bay Village Summer Night Market,
as well it was the opening night of
Linny's show 'Life Is Good'
Oil on wood panel 12 x 9.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

'Afternoon Friendly'

One of the many beautiful spots here on the south end
of Vancouver Island this view is from Moses Point.
While painting here one late afternoon a couple of weeks
ago these sail boats came by on a freshening wind.
They seemed to be having a friendly race.
Due to the rising tide I was forced to finish quickly.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
As always your thoughts & comments are welcomed!
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

'First Light on the Salish Sea'

Last Friday morning I painted with a group of outsiders
at the historic Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Light.
It was a glorious morning and I was there quite early.
There is, as I have mentioned in past postings, much
history at this site. This was the very first light station on
Canada's west coast and is situated at the entrance
to Esquimalt Harbour and the Naval Station.
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

'Raked & Ready'

This piece was painted on a warm evening in early
July. These fields had been cut and raked for baling
the next day. I had been keeping a close watch on these
fields hoping to be there when they were being hayed.
I was lucky this year, as well, I was able to paint another
piece earlier in the afternoon at another location
while the tractor was mowing and filling the air with
that sweet scent of fresh cut hay.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

'Evening Westerlies'

This is a local spot within site of my studio that I
have painted many times in the past. In June this year
early one evening the west wind really came up and
I went down and took a bunch of reference photos,
some of which I used for this painting.
I hope to do a large canvas of this scene soon.
This painting will be one of a group of my paintings
featured in an evening event at
The Gallery
in the Oak Bay Village
2223A oak Bay Ave.
250 598-9890
on Wednesday Aug. 18th
3PM - 8PM
I will be there painting that evening.
If you are in the area I hope you can make it out
to see some of my work.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16.
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purchase this painting.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

'Smoky Dawn-Mount Tolmie'

I painted on Mount Tolmie's north slope Friday
morning and as the title suggests the smoke from the
many fires many hundreds of miles away in the interior
regions of BC was once again present in the air. Though it
makes for an interesting sky colour, forest fires are a nasty
reality where ever forests are part of the landscape.
My eyes have been very sore by days end for a week or so
it is much worse for folks elsewhere.
'Smokey Dawn'
oil on wood panel
 11 x 14.
Thoughts & comments greatly appreciated!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

'Cowichan Shore'

As I mentioned in my last post I came back from
Cowichan Lake with two paintings. This study of
overhanging backlit Alder limbs with that summer
sparkling water was the first of the day. It was perhaps
a little complex for the first one and me
standing on a secluded natural beach with that cool
clear Cowichan Lake water lapping at the stony shore,
and me not even having my first swim yet...yikes!
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
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Monday, August 2, 2010

'View from Waxwing Point'

Last week I made a day trip up to Cowichan Lake about
an hour and a half north west of Victoria. I must say
it was a stellar day, warm and very quiet, almost like
we had the lake to ourselves. We spent the day at a spot
about 15 minute boat ride from the launch ramp I call
Waxwing Point, mainly because I have never been there
and not had many beautiful Cedar Waxwings
feeding and flying about. The views from the point
as well back in the trees along the creek bank offer
many painting opportunities, this piece was one
of two I did that day. Ah, painting, birding
and lake swimming, can it be better than that?
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
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