'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Sunday, October 31, 2010

'River Gold'

This is another in my river series I have been working
on lately. I've been really enjoying it and will keep
ridin' this one till at least the bell rings...
I usually grow tired of a repeated theme quickly but
for what ever reason not this one, so far.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Purchasing information can be obtained by emailing
me using the link below.
I would like to draw your attention to an artist
I have added to my 'Artist Links List'
from Bangalore, India.
This very talented artist is an amazing
word smith as well!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

'One October Morning' *SOLD*

This was painted a couple of weeks ago on a
beautiful October morning on Victoria's waterfront.
I was able to make it out early enough to
catch some interesting light and colour.
This spot is above Holland Point looking south across
the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Washington's
Olympic Mountains.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

'South Island Spring',

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

While I know it is a little out of season we artist have to
strike when the metals hot so to speak!
This was developed using plein air paintings and reference
photos from my several forays into Uplands Park this
spring during the flowering season.
I was very fortunate to enjoy several paint outs among
the lush spring Camas and have a few paintings as well.
Stay tuned for more autumn scenes!
Oil on canvas 24 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed!
This painting is available so if you are interested
in purchasing information please email me
using the link below.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

'Autumn on the Cowichan'

This was started as a demo I was invited to do for a
wonderful group of local artists last week.
Using my plein air rig I attempted to give a close
idea as to how I would approach painting this scene en plein
air only in this situation using a photo.
As I had recently done a painting of this size en plein air
only a few feet from where the reference photo was taken
it helped me to keep it as real as possible (sort of).
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
I invite your thoughts & comments!

Monday, October 11, 2010

'Cheakamus September'

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
This painting was created using reference photos taken
while on a recent plein air painting adventure up near
Whistler BC. I really had a lot of fun with this piece and
really got it goin' with the water. Unfortunately this
photo doesn't really show all the juicy brush work
so another will have to be taken!
Oil on canvas 30 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated!
Please email me for details on purchasing this painting.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

'Above Skutz Falls'

As the title suggests this painting was painted just above
Skutz Falls on the Cowichan River during a magical
afternoon with bright sunlight highlighting the early fall
colour. The Cowichan river is one of the most important
rivers on Vancouver Island for spawning salmon and
very depleted steelhead. As well resident populations of
rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout. It has for millennia,
and continues to be, a central part of the lives and culture
of some of the islands first peoples. To say it
is a beautiful river is very much an understatement.
It is wonderful feeling to be able to spend time
painting it and to sense the spirits that still
occupy this vital watershed.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!
Please email me if you have purchasing inquiries.