Saturday, 31 December 2011

"In Front of Lulu's House"

On the afternoon of Winter's Solstice I went
on a painting adventure with
 fellow, fellow artist, Jeffrey Boron.
From where I painted, just over in Linnyland,
 I had a view of little red roofed houses 
and the Sooke hills beyond.
While I painted Lulu came by and told me
that she lives in one of the Queen's houses,
 then she told me some stories about her home and the area. 
Before she left we had talked  
cedar, sweet grass and some more Linny lore.
"In Front of Lulu's House"
oil on cradled wood panel
6 x 8

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Warm Memories - Conover Cove SOLD

This painting was commissioned as a surprise Christmas gift-
   safe to post now.
 Dawne and her husband share warm memories of the many times
 that they and their two daughters boated to this special spot
 on Wallace Island's Conover Cove.
And, lucky me, during some of the darkest days in November
I visited (via Linnyland) warm, summery Conover Cove.
 While I painted, I could see two (little then) girls deciding
 whose turn it was to sit in the small chair!
"Warm Memories - Conover Cove"
acrylic on canvas
16 x 16

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Snowy Light


 Happy Winter Solstice and happy return of the light!

Wishing you peace, love, light and joy for the holidays & throughout the new year.

Happy. happy and merry, merry!
"Snowy Light"
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Monday, 12 December 2011

"Long Ago" SOLD

The Turner's building is one of my favourites
 of Victoria's older character buildings and,
although it appears every now and then in Linnyland, 
this is it's tallest incarnation so far.
Turner's, a la long and leaner painting, is from a recent
demo/mini workshop that I gave with the fun loving
 Oak Bay Art Club.
"Long Ago"
oil on canvas
24 x 12
Private Collection
Fairfield BC Canada

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Far Out Farmhouse SOLD

'Tis the season of small paintings.
Far -la- la- la-la - la- la- la-laa out-
(Painted this one on a groovy summer day.)
"Far Out Farmhouse"
oil on board
5 x 5

Friday, 25 November 2011

Golden Sky -Tonquin Beach SOLD

Here's the third painting from my recent 
Tofino Linnyland painting adventure
It was a "sweet" day - without wind!
"Golden Sky - Tonquin Beach"
10 x 8 on wood panel ©Linny D. Vine
Private Collection
Kelowna BC Canada

#LinnyDVine #Linnyland #paintingadventure #TonquinBeach #Tofino 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Little Lennard Light SOLD

Haiku Ode to Lennard:
Early, not yet bright
on Chesterman Beach painting
Lennard Island light.
The sunrise for the second paint of my recent Tofino 
Linnyland painting adventure was spectacular - and without wind! 
I wasn't aware that I'd set up to paint beside an entrance 
to the beach until the first group
 of early morning surfers arrived behind me and
excitedly exclaimed , "SWEET!!!".
I was focused on my painting 
so I thought that they were, too.
My toque was getting a bit tight 
before I twigged that the surfers were (of course!) 
referring to the great wave conditions. 
Hat fitting more appropriately, I continued painting.
Soon after, a couple of the freshly suited up surfers offered,
 "Like your depiction of Lennard Light", 
as they ran past me towards
 their sweet waves.
"Little Lennard Light", 12x9, oil on cradled wood, ©Linny D Vine
Private Collection Oak Bay BC Canada

Monday, 21 November 2011

Long Beach Lookout

This is the first of three paintings from a recent Linnyland painting adventure to the Tofino area. The drive from Victoria,
(approximately 5 hours), was grey and rainy, yet once at Long Beach the wind was busy clearing the clouds from the sky.
After a little beach exploration I noted a pleasing composition
and I was inspired to paint. The sun was shining as I set up
 to paint from my "perfect view" of the "pleasing composition".
 But, just as I started, a strong gust of wind caught my easel and sent it flying. Not to be deterred, I gathered up the easel, etcetera, performed a little sand removal, moved everything to a more sheltered location, and only a little further removed (physically and mentally) from the "perfect view" of the "pleasing composition" I ,again, started to paint.
Suddenly, the trickster wind changed it's direction and before I could do anything about it I was back to sand removal. This time I kept going with removal; removing easel, me, etcetera from the sandy beach
 to a well sheltered spot in the parking lot. 
From my protected spot with a much less than"perfect view" of the somewhat less "pleasing composition" I continued on with a down and gritty West Coast Linnyland painting adventure!
"Long Beach Lookout" - ("LOOK OUT!)
 oil and sand on wood panel
10 x 8

Saturday, 12 November 2011

West Coast Classic SOLD

"West Coast Classic" just sailed off
to a Linnyland collector in Invermere, BC.
"West Coast Classic"
acrylic on canvas
24 x 12

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Afternoon Visit - Gabriola Island

On a sunny day in October I enjoyed my first,
 (slightly shorter than planned), Linnyland painting adventure
to beautiful Gabriola Island.
Unfortunately, I was five minutes too late
 for my intended ferry which meant that I could either explore the whole island and not paint (hah!) or see half of the island and paint.
So, on another sunny day, I'll visit the other half
 of the "friendly islanders' island" and when I do
I'll be certain to start my adventure a wee bit earlier. 
"Afternoon Visit - Gabriola Island"
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Monday, 7 November 2011

From "cover girl' to "centrefold"

First"cover girl" in the everywhere WHERE...

...and now "centerfold" in the gorgeous and oh so plushy ARABELLA...

Life is good in Linnyland!!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Island Memory/ARABELLA!! SOLD

This is one of two images of Linnyland paintings that are
 in the Fall/Winter 2011 edition of the oh-so plushy ARABELLA!!
"Island Memory"
oil on canvas
24 x 24

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Red Barn and Sunflowers SOLD

Here's another from September's
Linnyland swimming/painting adventure to
Salt Spring Island. And remember, that
according to "Linny lore",
sunflowers bring success in business
and I'm sure that Linnyland paintings of them do, too!
"Red Barn and Sunflowers"
oil on cradled wood panel
14 x 11

Monday, 10 October 2011

The One and Only SOLD

Happy Thanksgiving!
Here's the entire "long and leaner" Linnyland Lighthouse,
(as mentioned in the previous post),
 the cover image of the current Where Magazine!!
"The One and Only"
acrylic on canvas
48 x 24
to a collector in Texas

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

"Summertime - Southey Point" SOLD

From a recent Linnyland painting/swimming
 adventure on Salt Spring Island.
"Summertime- Southey Point", 
oil on wood panel, 6 x 8
to a Private Collector, Prince George BC Canada

Saturday, 24 September 2011

High Above the Salish Sea

The next Linnyland summer painting adventure
was one that had been calling to me for a number of years
and that's because, from my Victoria studio, I look across the
strait to the town of Port Angeles and the Olympic Mountains but,
until this summer, hadn't visited the area.
 So, away we went, (fellow, fellow artist Jeffrey Boron and I),
 on a hot, hot August day; through customs (another story for another day), across the Salish Sea, through Port Angeles
 to the top - Hurricane Ridge.
The fields were abloom with wild flowers, the air scented
 with mountain sage and the last patches of snow nearly melted.
There was exploring, then picnicking
and finally painting right at the very top of it all.
And now, (after returning through customs - yet another story for another day),  I've visited (and painted) the view
 from my studio window!
"High Above the Salish Sea"
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Summer Evening on Kaatza

This one is from that same magical Linnyland painting
 (& swimming) adventure to Lake Cowichan
 or Kaatza (The Big Lake).
After a swim I wandered around the point
 and painted facing the Northwest end of the lake. 
And, when I had finished, 
there was time for one more swim...
"Summer Evening on Kaatza"
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Friday, 16 September 2011

Cowichan Lake Sunset

 From a recent magical Linnyland
painting (and swimming) adventure
 at Cowichan Lake.
"Cowichan Lake Sunset"
oil on wood panel
6 x8

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Songhees Summer Saunter

In between commissions and summer adventuring
I just realized that this one didn't get posted.
It's from "a few whiles ago" summer morning Linnyland painting
adventure along Victoria's Songhees walkway,
(in between a condo building & the Spinaker's Restaurant),
and looking across to Fisherman's Wharf.
"Songhees Summer Saunter"
oil on wood panel
9 x 12

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Fernwood Freddie SOLD

This painting may look familiar.
The first painting of this scene,'Spring in the Square', was
sold immediately and has recently sold again. It's first owner was persuaded to sell the painting to it's second owner
 under the condition that I be commissioned
 to paint another similar painting as a replacement - then the first owner bought another small Linnyland painting as well!
"Fernwood Freddie"
oil on canvas
12 x 6

Friday, 2 September 2011

Swan Lake Colors

This one's from a recent hot summer evening
 Linnyland painting adventure at Swan Lake.
"Swan Lake Colors"
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Sunny Day Saanichton Bay

Here's one from a recent Linnyland painting adventure...
"Sunny Day Saanichton Bay"
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Bicycle Lane SOLD

A mini Linny painting!
"Bicycle Lane"
oil on canvas
5 x 3

Monday, 15 August 2011

Dreamland Trail SOLD

I went swimming here on the weekend-life is good in Linnyland!!
"Dreamland Trail"
oil on canvas
40 x 30

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Lucky Sunflowers

It's said that sunflowers are lucky
and that they always bring business success.
So, according to Linny-lore, it's extremely lucky
 to have a Linnyland sunflower painting hanging on the wall
 in one's home or place of business!
"Lucky Sunflowers"
acrylic on canvas
24 x 30  

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

A Wildly Wonderful Adventure!!

Thank-you!! ...

 to all the art lovers, patrons and friends who joined with me...


 on Sunday at the beautiful Sooke Harbour House Gallery

 to enjoy a "West Coast Adventure in Linnyland"...

and a wildly wonderful adventure it was!!!
(If you're local tune in to Channel 12 Arts & Entertainment
with Adam Sawatsky tonight for more adventures in Linnyland...)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Three in one!!!

Imagine my happy dance when I opened the current edition
 of Victoria's Monday Magazine and spotted three of my paintings
featured (at two of my galleries) as top picks 
for this week's Art & Entertainment!!  
Life is good in Linnyland.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

"West Coast Adventure in Linnyland"

"West Coast Adventure in Linnyland" opens tomorrow! The Sooke Harbour House Gallery welcomes you on an adventure to visit the meadows, flora, forests, lakes, rivers &  sea shores
of Linnyland.
Reception with artist: Sunday, August 7th 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Moss Street Paint-In 2011

It was a Moss Street Miracle!
No, unfortunately the Parasol Model didn't make an appearance,
but there were about 30,000 other parasol models that did
because the 24th annual Art Gallery of Greater Victoria event
started out with rain pouring from the July sky.
(Setting up was funny/scary -
all squishy and cramped under a water proof tent.)
But then the miracle; the rain stopped,
the crowds of art lovers appeared, the sky continued to clear,
the paintings came out from under the tent (so did the painter)
and the sun came out as well!!
Thank-you to all of the visitors to Linnyland; friends, patrons, volunteers, organizers, fellow artists, Looky Lous, Looky Louises,
and everyone who did the sun dance with me, too. You're all
part of the miracle and success of
the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Moss Street Paint-In 2011
and I loved connecting with all of you!!
(Once the Paint-In had ended it poured rain again. Happily, I was homeward bound within Vinnie Van Go...)
Credit for the above "Linny photos" go to Jeffrey Boron who snapped the rainy set up shot. Check out his blog at & Sharon Churchill who came by for a visit. Check out her blog at

~ And remember, it's always sunny and warm in Linnyland!!

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Parasol Model

I'm busy getting ready for the
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's
24th Annual Moss Street Paint-In.
"Celebrate the Gallery's art festival this Saturday
and join the fun...
over 100 invited artists bring their studios to Moss Street!"
The above painting was inspired by the lovely young woman
with it all (including a parasol) that wandered by
my "street studio"during last year's Paint In.
I'm hoping that she attends again this year
and recognizes herself in this painting.
If you know who she is please tell her that
she can see "her painting" and
stop by for a visit with me in Linnyland
at 107 Moss Street
(between Faithful and May).
"The Parasol Model"
oil on canvas
16 x 8

Friday, 8 July 2011

Roadside Distraction

On Canada Day evening I enjoyed another
of my swallows swooping Linnyland hayfield painting adventures.
Then home in time to watch the fire works...oooh...ahhh!!!
"Roadside Distraction"
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Summer Day - Turner's SOLD

This Linnyland version of the Turner's building
wanted to be painted in Flamingo colors!
(The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's
Small Works Exhibition and Sale opens today.)
"Summer Day - Turner's"
oil on canvas
6 x 6

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Summer Solstice Hay Field

This one is from a Linnyland out in the fields adventure
on the evening of the summer solstice.
I painted beneath the swooping Swallows,
the chattering Cowbirds and in front
of the Sheep who all offered me the same
unflattering commentary.
"Summer Solstice Hay Field"
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Cadboro Bay Castle SOLD

"Cadboro Bay Castle" went home to hang in "the castle" today.
The castle is the happy home of Nala, Sage, Landon and Shana
as well as their puppers, Copper and Raven.
This painting was commissioned as a Mother's Day gift
and was a total joy to create right from the start,
meeting the family at the gallery during
my recent "a little, little, Linny Show",
to the finish with Shana's,
"Cadboro Bay Castle"
oil on canvas
20 x 16

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Rufus Goes to the Beach

This one is from the afternoon of my recent painting adventure
to Witty's Lagoon Beach. Although dogs and their humans
were out enjoying the warm day at the beach
these three are (relatively) straight out of Linnyland.
Sometime during this painting there was a deep voiced fellow
that felt the need to call out his dog's name quite often.
Could it be that "Rufus" was having too much fun?
Is there any such thing as too much fun?!!
"Rufus Goes to the Beach"
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Sunday, 5 June 2011

"Little Bad Boy Lighthouse" SOLD

From a recent sunny morning
Linnyland painting adventure at Witty's Lagoon.
I decided to paint the snow capped Olympic Mountains
with the Race Rocks lighthouse in front.
The lighthouse was too far away for me to see any of it's features
but I thought, "No problem, I've painted it before
and I can do it from memory". (Ha ha.)
When I finished painting I could see that something wasn't
quite right with the lighthouse tower.
It wasn't until I was back in my studio, and I had looked
through the binoculars at the Race Rocks Lighthouse,
that I realized I'd given the tower an extra white stripe.
Ah...that's why the little lighthouse
sports the "convict in striped pajamas look"!
So...after some concern and careful consideration
I've come to understand that the little lighthouse
hasn't done anything too seriously
bad or wrong - really, the only crime (if one can call it a crime) 
that he committed
was that he wanted to be a little bit different -
and that might explain the reason that he stands out
from the crowd the way that he does.
"Little Bad Boy Lighthouse"
oil on wood panel
8 x 6
Private Collection
Metchosin BC Canada

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Tour de Fernwood SOLD

There seems to be a BLOG CLOG, in Linnyland
at present I'm unable to answer any of your comments.
Please know that I'm sending you
a big "THANK-YOU" right now!!
"Tour de Fernwood"
oil on canvas
12 x 6

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Little Store with More SOLD

In front of the little store with more stands the proud owner
who sells only the very best of everything.
(Just like Leon of Aubergine Specialty Foods Store -check it out!)
"The Little Store with More"
oil on canvas
16 x 8

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Arcade Corner

With this little Linnylander I was attracted
to the light/dark contrast as well as the "face"
that faces out from this corner of the corner store.
"Arcade Corner"
oil on canvas
6 x 6

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Glowing Review

Victoria art critic, Robert Amos, gives "a little little LINNY Show" a glowing review:

Friday, 13 May 2011

Blue Sky Belfry SOLD

This little Linnyland long and leaner
has us on a spring stroll by Fernwood's Belfry Theater on one of
those wonderful "blue sky, all is well in the world, mornings".
"Blue Sky Belfry"
oil on canvas
10 x 5

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Spring in the Square SOLD

"a little, little LINNY Show" opens today
at the She Said Gallery:
~An intriguing selection of new small & (sometimes) tall Linnyland paintings~
May 7th - May 31st 2011
Opening reception with Linny D. Vine: Saturday, May 7th, 4 - 7 pm
2000 Fernwood Road
(Across the square from the Belfry Theatre)
See you there in the square!
"Spring in the Square"
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Full Moon Afternoon

This little one is from a recent Linnyland painting adventure

to Esquimalt's Fleming Beach on

the afternoon of the April full moon.

One of the names for the April full moon is "The Full Pink Moon".

According to Linny lore, during the full Pink Moon

anything is possible - think happy thoughts and believe...


"Full Moon Afternoon"

oil on canvas

6 x 8
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