The Al Frescoes
Page updated January 20th, 2017

Lime Bay Park in Esquimalt - January 20th.

Lime Bay Park, Vicki took the pics.


Jean Oliver and Clive Beal - Two Views
Opening and Reception on February 4th, between 1:00 and 4:00, in the Little Fernwood Gallery at 1923 Fernwood Road.


Their very first duo-show! Help Clive and Jean celebrate our unique local landscapes, captured from sketches done out there, "in the fresh air"!

Note from Ken Faulks


Celebrating 150 of Canada

The Island Illustrators Society Presents
An exhibition of vintage styled travel posters.
January 4 - 29, 2017

Coast Collective Art Centre
#103 - 318 Wale Road, Colwood, BC V9B 0J8
250.391.5522 |
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am - 5 pm

During the Exhibition, unframed posters can be purchased from the Coast Collective.
After the Exhibition, unframed posters can be purchased from as well as the Coast Collective Art Centre.
Bring your glowing heart and true patriot love to celebrate Canada's 150 years of confederation with the Island Illustrators Society!
July 1, 2017 marks 150 years of Canadian Confederation. The Island Illustrators Society celebrates Canada
with an exhibition showcasing Canada through Vintage Style Travel Posters.
Through these images,
you are invited to take a journey across Canada, visiting the 10 provinces and three territories and witness
the giant natural and man-made icons for which Canada is famous. The traveling exhibition will be unveiled at the Coast Collective Gallery
on January 4, 2017 and remain on display until January 29th. To further celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial,
the Island Illustrators will include a selection of their favourite works and illustrations of Canada to highlight this show.

For further information, please visit



Bob Langford sent this link: Landscape Painting in Oil Plein Air
Do not post paintings made from photo references in this group. Post only Oil paintings done "en plein air" --painted on location from direct observation.
You may post work painted outside "en plein air" or work painted on location observing the scene from your automobile, car, van, truck window or scenes
outside your studio, or home windows--any oil landscapes that you painted from direct observation.
No nudity, no porn, no violence, no obscenity.


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Visit these artists who have websites/blogs:

M.D. Sansom

June Haynes

June Haynes' GoBC site

Pat Fraser

Margaret Baxter

John Patrick Howe

Vicki Postl

Jill Slagboom

Deborah Czernecky

Deborah Tilby's Blog

Deborah Tilby's website

Frank Mitchell

Ken Faulks - his website

Jesi Barron

Adam Noonan's website

Iola Scott's website

Elfrida Schragen's blog

Jim McFarland's website

Jeffrey Boron's blog

Linny D. Vine's website

Linny D. Vine's blog

Marie Nagel's website

Hong Zhen Zhu's website

Desiree Bond's website

Sandhu Singh's website

Darlene Young's blog

Sharon Stone's website

Jutta Woodland's webpage

Anne Docherty's website

Susan Elkins' website

Karen Furey's website

Barbara Callow's website

Terri Rodstrom's website

Linda Simrose's website

Susan Baker's website

Edith Looker's website

Jude Woodland's website

Pam Orman's website

Bob Langford's Flickr Site

Marcela Strasdas' website

Irene Khurana - her Blog

Ian de Hoog - website

David Good - website

Jean Oliver - website

Peter Paterson - website

Inge Hoogendoorn - on

Kathleen Trayner's Alizarin Coast Facebook page

Kathleen Schmalz - website

Rod Crutcher's blog

William Watt - website

Ron Wilson's blog

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