'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

'Autumn Snowfall',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, early snowfall, oil paintings of southern Vancouver Island)

Last light on an early snowfall can provide
some dramatic light and colour.
I'm remembering (once again) just
how addictive painting snow can be, yikes!
Oil on wood panel 12 x 9.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

'Fisgard Calm'

Snow is falling here on the south Island as I write this
and though it is a magical winter wonderland it
does create havoc for we Islanders.
(even those displaced from the great white north
very much east of here)
It is supposed to change to rain later this afternoon
and will all be washed away =:-(
Painted from a photo taken while painting en plein air
last summer, this will be the final one to be ready for my
show next week 'South Island Impressions'.
I hope to use this painting as a practice
run for a much larger painting.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed!

Monday, November 22, 2010

'Woodland Waterfall'

This another painting for my up coming show
on Thurs. Dec 02 at
The Gallery
in the Oak Bay Village
The show opens on the gallery walk night
in the Oak Bay Village
6 pm - 9 pm
I will be there and hope you can make it out.
I took the reference
photo on a plein air excursion to the, now
protected, Sooke Potholes. This stream
feeds into the Sooke River and was
quite a sight that day in late October.
Oil on wood panel 8 x 6.
Your thoughts & comments are always
greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

'Winter Evening Oaks'

This piece was painted from a photo taken
after a heavy snowfall two years ago here
in Victoria. Although we don't like to admit it
we do get snow here on the south Island from
time to time. There is snow in our
weekend forecast!
Oil on wood panel 10 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

'Oaks & Snow'

Well this is quite different... =;-))
This is one of the paintings that will be in my
upcoming show here in Victoria in early Dec.
I hope to do about four in this series
featuring snow covered Garry oak meadows.
Oil on wood panel 8 x 10.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

'Autumn on the River'

Hi everyone,
Well I'm back on the river once again so to
speak. This is the largest so far in the series.
This format allowed me to include more detail which helped
to show the drop in elevation as the water starts it's
rush to the head of the falls at the viewers left.
In the years I have been on southern Vancouver Island
my time on the water has largely been on the sea and
some of our inland lakes. However this series has made me
realize how much I've been missing and I'm planning
future painting excursions to this and other
rivers here on the south Island.

 'Autumn on the River'
oil on canvas
30 x 36
Your thoughts & comments are always valued!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

'October Sky-Highrock' #32

I painted this one late afternoon several weeks ago.
Artist Linny D. Vine and I were hoping to get
some early evening sky drama to paint as a new
front approached. While it didn't develop as I
had hoped it did provide some interesting
patterns and light. We needed to paint
fairly quickly due to the failing light.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Thoughts & comments always welcomed!
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