Victoria Rainy Day Scenes, acrylic on canvas

Government Street, acrylic on canvas, 80x100cm
 I painted this pair of studio paintings for the LOOK Show at the Bay Center. I was inspired by the reflections bouncing around the wet street. I love Victoria and will start a series on the beautiful street scenes.
Broughton Street, acrylic on canvas, 24x30in

Flower Shop

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I've been wanting to paint this little shop for a couple of years. Frankly, I felt a little shy to stand on this busy corner an paint solo. Now that the ice is broken I will do it again. 

Portraits of Me

Portrait by Shirley Styles
Portrait by Mike Leavy
Here are two portraits of me by two Victoria artists. Every Tuesday during the winter artists gather at Goward House in Victoria to paint portraits. The model gets to keep a painting. I sat twice in recent  months. Here are my favorites.

Victoria Beach, 8x10, oil on canvas

Recognize this beach? It's Holland Point looking towards Fonyo Beach. Just at the bottom of the stairs. Every passing dog came over to see if I had any lunch to share.
Another gray day. This is on a mid gray ground. Limited palette cad yellow, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue, plus lead white and ivory black.

Dallas Road Scene, oil on panel, 6x6in

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It was a very windy day and the only shelter I could find was this spot. The whitewashed wall was a good windbreak.

Michell's Farm oil on canvas, 8x10

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It was reining this morning but the vista was nice out at Michell's farm. The fields were flooded and filled the grooves.

Blue Bridge, oil, 6x6in

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I`ve been wanting to paint the Blue Bridge for some time. This morning was gray and spitting rain and I just didn`t feel inspired. Just the same I decided to try the blue bridge against all the gray.

Rainy Morning, oil on panel, 6x6in

This morning's effort is at Dallas Road near Menzies Street. It was raining but not too cold. I just love the rain with all the grays and reflections.
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Dallas Road, plein air, oil on panel, 6x6in

The sky is the real character in many of my paintings. This morning it was ablaze on the horizon through a lacy silhouette of tree branches. This is Dallas Road near Menzies Street looking towards the rest area parking.
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Round the Bend, Victoria Scene, oil on panel, 6x6

I did this on a burnt sienna ground. It is one of the Victoria scenes I've been meaning to paint for a while. I like the wall that is splotched with gray paint (to cover grafitti).

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Ogden Beach, Sunny Walk, oil on panel, 6x6

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Another cold but sunny morning by the sea. The long blue shadows brought this painting together. Do you Victorian's recognize the walk way.

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First Morning, Oil 6x6

I did this this morning at Holland Point. Just as I was finishing a bunch of sail boats rounded the bend. I was gloriously sunny but around minus 4....brrrr.

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