Thoughts On Landscape Painting | Ron Mulvey

By: Ron Mulvey  09-12-2011
Keywords: artists, Paintings, Landscape Artist

The early 80s brought me some early recognition from two noteworthy people: the magic Realist painter and author Rudy de Renya and Kenneth Heffel, a charismatic and famous Canadian art dealer in Vancouver. This is the story of a young artist meeting Heffel.

Contemporary landscape artist Ron Mulvey shares 10 of the most common mistakes artists make. Includes advice on where to show your work, originality versus imitation, and learning from the old masters.

Buying and selling art online is a new experience for both artists and customers. Here are some thoughts and answers to some common fears about the experience.

By Ron Mulvey  Moving water is the key element for success. Know your water and know what it can do for your brush. If you ignore the part that water plays you will end up out of control. Labor is also important because if you labor at it you kill the process. The  magic of watercolor is [..]

This article shows you step-by-step how to clean a painting. The advice comes from Ron Mulvey, a contemporary landscape artist. Offers some easy, safe tips.

Artist’s reflections on oil, acrylic, and watercolour. Advice about how to use these mediums.

Landscape artist Ron Mulvey shares his advice on the best light for displaying art. Includes advice on displaying realistic paintings versus abstract art.

By Ron Mulvey  Fortunately, art is the only profession in which no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. –Sebastian Horsley Nothing fuels an artist more than sales. In the 1980′s, there were at least four regular clients who purchased many of my studio works in oil and acrylic. They came to every [..]

If you are near Nelson BC and are looking to buy some art, our Riverstone gallery has just opened. This gallery is a private collection of my contemporary landscape paintings. We are small–but you can come for some organic coffee, juice, or a glass of wine and browse my collection of oils, watercolors, and acrylics. We [..]

Ron will begin posting some articles about his landscape art, how to clean oil paintings, framing and lighting for artwork, and proper care and cleaning for your oil paintings. First post will be up within 2 weeks. Thanks for looking around.

Keywords: artists, Landscape Artist, Paintings

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Watercolor Paintings For Sale | Ron Mulvey

This is a watercolor painting of the iconic Sombrio beach, a famous wilderness beach on Vancouver Island. This watercolor was painted at the top of Mount Doug in Victoria BC, looking down on Vancouver Island. The painting was done on a hot August day with bright blue ocean colors. Order online or browse other watercolors of Vancouver Island.


Large Landscapes And Masterworks | Ron Mulvey

Artist’s Description of Painting: A lone boulder rendered in high realism holds the viewer and forces their return over and over as the eye travels through this West Coast landscape. Classical restraint in color avoids any color crashes that would jar. Painted in the late summer with Acrylic on canvas. Ocean, sky, and tidal pools.


Medium-sized Acrylic Paintings For Sale

If you look closely you can see spring board cuts visible on the old cedar stump, meaning that this giant tree was logged by hand. Landscape painting of Airy Creek, a small creek that runs direct down from the famous Frog Peak in the Slocan Valley. Loggers would cut a wedge out of the stump and insert a board.