Saturday, September 26, 2009

Quonley's

I was up bright and early this morning to take part in
"Local Colour - Art on the Streets"
organized by the Downtown Victoria Business Association.
The theme of the event was; visual artists capturing the
character and vibrancy of Downtown Victoria.
It's usually color that attracts me to a scene and if the scene
has red in it then I'm ready to paint.
This morning on the corner of Fisgard and
Government streets
I saw red and lots of it so, I
set up to paint the Quonley's store.
Quonley's is located next to
the Gate of Harmonious Interest in the heart of Chinatown.
The beautiful and colorful Chinatown district of Victoria
is one of Canada's designated National Historic Sites.
This was one of my
"put your hands in the air like you don't care"
creative experiences having fun and painting while chatting with
friendly locals and tourists.
The folk that stopped to talk left me with many wonderful
comments and when they asked me,
"What would you call this style of yours?",
I told them "Linnyism".
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oil on wood panel
(plein air)
14 x 11
"Quonley's" will be in the
upcoming "Local Colour" art show...details TBA.
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Also, please visit the blog of artist & wordsmith, Carol Schiff.
Carol has kindly mentioned me on her latest posting,
"The Swimming Hole", and I'm in love with her
description of my work.
Thank-you, Carol!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Midsummer Dream SOLD

Late this morning I went for
a "the last weekend of summer lake swim"
to the local lake that was the inspiration for this painting.
During the walk in from the road, along the trail to the lake,
the temperature didn't exactly feel like swimming weather,
but the lake water felt beautiful and
I'm grateful to have had one more
swim this summer.
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acrylic on canvas
30 x 36
SOLD
Private Collection
James Bay BC Canada

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September Sky - Saxe Point Park SOLD

This one is from an earlier in September
painting adventure to one of my
neighbourhood parks, (Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt).
I'm dazzled, intrigued, and inspired, by
all of the different shades of
gold that we, in this area, are experiencing
in our September early morning skies.
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oil on board
14 x 11
Contact Mercurio Gallery for more information.
SOLD

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Summer Evening SOLD

This one is from a week or so ago when
fellow, fellow painter Jeffrey Boron and I enjoyed an
evening visit to High Rock Park.
I set up facing Esquimalt Harbour and painted this little sketch
just as the sun went down.
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oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Contact Mercurio Gallery for more information.
SOLD

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Spring Rhythm

I started this painting in July at this year's
Moss Street Paint-In.
The view is looking down Moss Street,
across Dallas Road and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to
the Olympic Mountains of Washington state.
During the month of May both sides Moss Street are lined
with billowy clouds of pink blossoms.
On spring days, such as this one,Victoria-ites
flock to the Dallas Road waterfront
to enjoy the sun, the sights and scents, and the
joyous feel of spring.
(Like a May vacation to Hawaii without having to leave Vancouver Island.)
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acrylic on canvas
20 x 16
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