Les Aldridge - oil & pencil

Friday, April 22, 2016

Amanita mushroom

8x10 oil on linen
Another great Michael Newark photo that I tried to do justice to.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Ontario Mennonite Farm

18x24 oil on Masonite panel
From a great photo by Michael Newark
$600 unframed

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Beautiful Mia

8.5x8.5 inch graphite and pencil on Strathmore Bristol paper

Friday, August 21, 2015

Entries in the Champlain Valley Fair Art Competition 2015

Honourable Mention
Honourable Mention

Entries in the 2015 Champlain Valley Fair Art Contest (Sept 3 - Sept 7). Final result: two honourable mention ribbons.

Pastime of Times Past - with mini of "Children Playing Marbles" by C.E. Schuffenecker (1851-1934)

16x12 oil on Masonite board
This is for the 2015 Champlain Valley Fair competition in the "Marbles" category. I'm also entering two other paintings and a drawing (in the General categories).
$400 framed

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A.M. Foster Covered Bridge, Walden, VT

9x12 graphite/pencil on Strathmore Bristol
This will be my entry in the Graphite/Pencil competition at the Champlain Valley Fair in September. Roughed in the darker areas with a cotton ball dipped in graphite.  A lot of the work was done with stubs, qtips, cotton ball and soft eraser. Probably less than 5% of the marks were applied with a pencil.

This is entered in the Champlain Valley Fair art competition in the Graphite/Pencil category. 
$200 framed and matted

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Skating on the Rideau Canal - Ottawa, Canada

10x8 oil on Masonite
An older, 'unfinished?' painting. I may leave it this way. I kinda like the look.
$100 unframed

New Hampshire Overlook

16x12 (18x14 w trim) oil on canvas

$500 with antique gold frame

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Boats on Lake Willoughby, Vermont Evening

12x16 oil on Masonite
This is the fourth try at this picture that Rebecca took at Lake Willoughby. Two of them were very small, and the other was one of my first efforts.

This is entered in the Bryan Gallery "Land of Light, Land, Air and Water" competition.
Sept. 13, 2015: SOLD at Bryan Memorial Gallery.

Copy of Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earing

A little copy of Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earing done for an exercise. Replaced the previous bad photo.
Collection of the Artist