Friday, March 25, 2016

952 Spring Garden, oil on board, 8x10

I painted these spring flowers this morning at a local park.  Really the flowers were all spread out so they didn't really fit on an 8x10 board. But I squeezed them together to get them all in. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

949 Magnolias, oil on board, 8x10, plenair

This morning I went painting at Government House with a group of friends. I found this amazing pink magnolia tree with a beautiful vista in the back ground. I might go back tomorrow.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

945 Girl in the Library, oil on canvas, 30x36

Here's another painting I'm putting in the Victoria Sketch Club Show. It's also one I started at the Empress Hotel during my residency. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

944 Tea Room Drama, oil on canvas, 36x48

Here's one of the five paintings I'm putting in the Victoria Sketch Club Show. I started painting it when I was artist in Residence at the Empress Hotel. I painted the tea room a few times and they turned out fine. However, I really wished I could stage the scene with models. However, that would have cost more than was in my budget, and it would have been quite a challenge to find the right models and dress them up for afternoon tea. So instead I found models in works done my the French Impressionists and staged them in my work. I quite like the drama.
 I still have time to make changes on it. So please I am open to comments.

Hey, If you're in town next week please come to the show. I will be there Opening night and will be volunteering throughout the show.  Here's the info:

107th Annual Victoria Sketch Club Show
Glenlyon School Gymnasium
1701 Beach Drive
Victoria BC

Opening night Tuesday March 15th 7-9pm
Wed March 16 to Sun March 19 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 20 10am to 4pm

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

943 Beach kids, miniature, 2.5x3.5, oil on board

$40 buy now
Here's another miniature painting. I'm doing a lot of them some of the same scene to warm up and practice my skills. These little miniatures are available for $40 and they come in tiny gold frames.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

1540 Wild Roses

Inspired by the pink bandana.