03 February 2019
I hope to show at least 4 paintings in the Burnaby Artists Guild Spring Show. I have several paintings in progress and it will be a challenge to finish 4 in time.
This one is 16 x 20 and using an old photo of my maternal grandmother – Nana Rose.
This underpainting in acrylic is a value study done with burnt umber and titanium white. I plan to do more work on the values and then glaze over with oil paint.
This one is based on a very old sketch done in France in 1977.
This is a 16 x 20 oil painting. I want to do more work on it – especially the man’s face.
This one is also based on a very old sketch of Markos Boutsinos in Galissa Greece:
This is also 16 x 20 and needs more work on the face.
This one is of Despina in Galissa Greece – she operated a small convenience store a few doors down from where I was staying:
This is 16 x 20 oil and I have been working with glazes on this one.
Four days and three nights birding and painting. We camped at Monck Park.
Plein air on the Penask Road
Campsite at Monck Park
Petr looking for Horned Larks
Our Guild had our spring show last weekend – it was well attended and many works were sold..
My boards Jim Keayes (our president) opening night
Anton & me at the Great Bear open mic…
After 40+ years playing my D28 I finally purchased an electric guitar.
It was made locally by Michel Levert and looks and sounds great.
Petr picked me up Thursday 24 March and we left from his place at 4am Friday morning.
Dawn at Kane Valley Lakes
We made it to Kane Valley by dawn – followed two snowplows at the summit of the Coqahalla in the dark.
We spent the morning in the Kane Valley and heard some sapsuckers but were unable to sight any. We hooked up with Perry there. On to the Pennask Road where we found some Horned Larks and Roughed Grouse.
Petr & Bogs cavorting at the fire pit
We checked in at the Guichon B&B around 6:30pm. Had a great time by the fire pit that evening with Loretta and Craig and enjoyed skewers of salami, onions, red peppers, mushrooms Petr made up and some with Douglas Ranch beef that Craig had made.
One of 3 white lambs – 5 are black
Saturday Petr and Perry headed for the Lac Dubois area west of Kamloops and I spent the day at the ranch photographing and sketching the sheep and lambs. Started a painting of sheep and lambs in the afternoon from photos and sketches.
Enjoying the sun
Bruno came by with Judy’s daughter and child and friends with children and dogs. Oscar spent most of the day with me and only occasionally worried the livestock. I showed Bruno the video of the Roughed Grouse.