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Parc de Wolvendael en automne

After painting the park in March, I was inspired to try a contrasting fall view using my photographs from last November. Each path is named after an artist from Uccle. I think the one that crosses the little bridge is the "Allée Gaston Bertrand" but when I went to check, the sign was missing.

"Le parc en automne"
24x30cm oil on canvas

Fin mars au Parc de Wolvendael

We're having some unusually warm weather for this time of year in Belgium so I packed my gear and painted this view from a bench at the top of Wolvendael Park. The trees are still bare so you can see the Eglise Saint Pierre church tower just behind the Centre Culturel d'Uccle.

"Fin mars au Parc de Wolvendael"
13x18cm, oil on canvas panel

La Maison Communale d'Uccle

During the rainy winter period, I painted this view of the town hall of Uccle. It is based on a photo taken by the Google Street View team on a warm day in September 2014.

some history

"La Maison Communale d'Uccle"
8"x10" oil on canvas

Virtual Paintout - Nashville - February 2017

The Virtual Paintout was in Nashville this month. After a false start in colored pencil (I had steered outside the zone established by Bill Guffey without realising it), I switched to oil on a small canvas panel and painted Nashville's Hard Rock Café near the riverfront from the following Google Street View image dated March 2016:  Link

"Music City, U.S.A."
13x18cm oil on canvas panel

The Bird Challenge

This is another of the Daily Paintworks challenges:  link here
I thought this "kingfisher from pixabay" might work well on the small ACEO format.

ACEO n°9: "DPW Bird" 
6.4x8.9cm, oil on canvas panel

Virtual Paintout - Puerto Rico - January 2017


Another tiny 2.5 x 3.5 inch painting. This is a street in Ponce, Puerto Rico, as pictured here:
Google Street View Link  

My other sketches of Puerto Rico are on Flickr:  Plaza Colón and ¿Dónde estás?

ACEO n°8: "La Casa Amarilla" 
6.4x8.9cm, oil on canvas panel

Happy New Year!

Some tiny ACEOs to start the year.  

These small canvas panels are difficult to find in Brussels so I ordered them at www.SharksArtCanvas.com.  I have been calling them ATCs ("Artist Trading Cards") but it looks like that is used only for a specific exchange project. So the generic term must be ACEO ("Art Cards, Editions and Originals").

First, I finally got around to doing the Daily Paintworks painting challenge from 2011.  Take a look at the site to see all the cats:  
The whole cat and kaboodle challenge 

ACEO n°6: "DPW Cat" 
6.4x8.9cm, oil on canvas panel

After that I tried Evhe's "défi de peinture", which I just discovered last week. I am amazed that by checking the VPO blog in Kentucky, I linked to a blog in Malaga and that's where I found a link to this painting challenge hosted by a painter in Moselle:
A nos pinceaux

ACEO n°7: "Tulips" 
8.9x6.4cm, oil on canvas panel

Virtual Paintout - Newfoundland - October 2016

This is for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout in Newfoundland.  I decided to try a very tiny canvas for a start. It looks like low tide in early summer at Port au Choix: streetview link.

"Low tide"
6.3 x 9cm, oil on canvas
(private collection, Brussels)

Place(s) à l'Art - 14 August 2016 - two small paintings

In August, "Place(s) à l'art" is always held in Wolvendael Park during the Sunday morning "Concert au Parc". 

In my painting below, the artists have already set up their tables while people from the Commune d'Uccle are busy preparing the nearby concert venue.  

"Avant le Concert"
15x15cm, oil on canvas

At 13h00 it was time to pack up, so I moved to a park bench where I had a good view of the Pavillon Louis XV, currently a restaurant:

"Restaurant Le Louis XV"
15x15cm, oil on canvas panel 

Virtual Paintout - Norway - August 2016

The Virtual Paintout is in Norway this month and it is not difficult to find a spot to paint there. This scene is from Hordaland county: link

After missing a few of these paintouts, I was anxious to get a quick start this month so I used a small canvas. I might come back to this later with a slightly larger one.

"Cloud study"
15x15cm, oil on canvas