Thursday, 24 July 2014


We have had some really great weather here in Victoria and I have been out painting a fair bit, sometimes by myself but often with friends.  I can't think of a more enjoyable way to spend a day!  I'm posting some random photos of me - well, actually pics of my easel as I rarely remember to ask someone to get a shot of me painting - and friends and a few of the lovely locations around here.
Oak Bay Marina
Des Bond watching 'master' Ken Faulks
painting a view of Two Tree Island
 Parry Bay with Ken Faulks, Jim McFarland,
 Keith Hiscock and Desiree Bond

Deborah Czernecky and I decide to paint Esquimalt
Lagoon one late afternoon. The wind came up and
nearly blew us away.  Just did a quick 6x8
One morning down at Oak Bay Marina
With Ken Faulks at Willows Beach looking towards Oak Bay Marina
A grey day out on the Peninsula at the top of Martindale Road.
One glorious Sunday morning I went down to Dallas Road
and did this study looking towards Ogden Point.

Out at High Oaks Farm with the Al Frescoes plein air group.
At Clover Point with Ken Faulks, Adam Noonan,
 Jim McFarland and Desiree Bond


Tuesday, 1 July 2014


A week or so ago, Keith Hiscock invited us up to his new place near Crofton for a morning out painting.  Ken Faulks, Desiree Bond, Jim McFarland and I had a tour of Keith's fantastic new studio and then we all headed to a nearby spot Keith had earmarked for us to paint.

Lovely countryside, reasonable weather and good company: