This was a commissioned work, but while I was painting it, I made it my own. The reference was a composite photo made from several shots I took looking Southward from Christmas Hill. It includes the Olympic Mountains, the Salish Sea, our city, Swan Lake, a garry oak tree, and the kind of large rocks and grass that are so emblematic of the terrain here.
I have made three cities my home over the years, but I’ve lived in Victoria the longest. This is not the town where I am from, but it is for our kids, and it sure feels like home to me.
The original 36×72″ painting has sold, but prints can be found here: https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/portfolio/victoria-from-christmas-hill/
I woke up early this October morning to catch the sunrise on a stroll around Durrance Lake, on the Saanich Peninsula. The water was still in morning light. It was very quiet, except for the lapping of the ripples at the water’s edge. I am not sure what it was, but the only other thing I heard was some critter munching on vegetation. and then the splash it made when it slid into the water when I came around the corner; likely a muskrat, or possibly a beaver.
The original 18×24″ acrylic on canvas painting and prints are available here:
The dramatic sky cast a warm light on the meadows this evening in late summer at Layritz Park.
The original 30×36″ acrylic on canvas painting and prints are available here:
This place is very special to myself and my family. It’s a beautiful spot a very short hike from the campground we stay at just a short drive outside of Victoria. It’s the perfect place to take a dip on a hot summer day.
The original 30×30″ acrylic on canvas painting and prints are available here:
We saw the clouds on the horizon late in the day, and jumped into the kayaks to paddle out to see them illuminated in the warm light of the sunset take it in on this still summer night in Parksville.
This is my second time painting this image. I felt I wanted to do it on a larger canvas to better capture the expansive nature of this scene.
The original 40×60″ acrylic on canvas painting and prints are available here: