For me, a day on the west coast of Vancouver Island is usually a grand adventure out on the trails, through the trees and across the beaches. And yes, more often than not, a rainy one too. But when the sun is shining, it is absolutely glorious!
Here is a miniature painting I did of a day spent on the beautiful west coast, titled: “Summer Shore” (measuring a tiny 1.75 x 4.25 inches in size), painted with acrylic on art board.
Here is the last miniature painting of my summer series featuring some of the beautiful beaches on the west coast of Vancouver Island. This is a view of the lovely Wickaninnish beach area, titled: “A Day on the Coast” (measuring a tiny 2.25 x 3.5 inches in size).
This miniature painting was done with acrylic on art-board and took approximately fifteen hours to complete.
Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in which to paint the landscape. Like spring, the fall season here on the west coast is colourful and full of energy. Leaves are changing, storms are brewing and the landscape is busily preparing for a winter nap.
I painted this little miniature several years ago, featuring some old train tracks running through the small town of Chemainus on Vancouver Island, still a lovely place to visit.
Here is another little piece from my summer series, titled: “When the Tide Rolls In” (1.75 x 4.25 inches small). This is a view from along the Wickaninnish beach area on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Another miniature painting from the northwest coastal area on Vancouver Island, titled “Summer Shore” (1.75 x 4.25 inches small). One of the things I love best about the west coast is how in the course of one day, the water can change from steel gray to sky blue, and everything in between.
I find few things lovelier than a leisurely stroll through a beautiful park, on a very fine spring day. Largely, I suspect, because I don’t have to battle allergies that accompany spring’s grand arrival.
This painting depicts springtime in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.
“Walk Through the Park” Acrylic on board (2 x 4.5 inches small)
Here is a look at the same painting with rough edges and a quarter to show scale:
This mini painting was inspired by a morning walk along the beach near Tofino, on Vancouver Island. The calm water and soaring gulls made for a lovely start to the day. June is a particularly nice time to visit the area. 🙂
The Lantzville Art Gallery‘s new show “It’s a Miniature World” opens this week! The show will feature the artworks of several Vancouver Island artists, as well as 10 new miniature paintings I’ve just completed with a focus on local island landscape.
Please click on the link if you’d like more information. The show runs from Oct. 19th – Nov. 20th at the Lantzville Art Gallery, located at 7217 Lantzville Rd., just north of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11am – 4pm.