Oil Painting of Red River Rocks For Sale — $175 SOLD

Painting for sale of mountain creekSize: 5 by 11 inches

Medium: Oil

Price: $175

Artist’s notes: Dark red rocks. This is a river near my studio.

Painting ID: 0548

Watercolour of Gonzales Beach Victoria BC For Sale — $90 SOLD

Watercolor painting Victoria BCSize: 7.5 by 10 inches

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $90

Artist’s note: This is a watercolor of Gonzales Beach in Victoria BC. The soft summer colors and warm bay are typical of this bay, a beautiful little piece of Vancouver Island. The painting was done in 2011 and Victorians will recognize the common view from the picnic area of Gonzales.

Painting ID: 0545


#8 Outdoor Painting / Watercolour / 10 in by 9 in. $225

Watercolor paintings of Victoria BC for sale

Size: 9 by 10 inches

Medium: Watercolor

Artist’s notes: This was painted at the top of Mount Doug in Victoria BC, looking down on Vancouver Island. In the distance, there are the ferry terminals. Soft-colors. It was painted near sunset in August, 2011.

#7 Vancouver Island Watercolour (Sombrio Beach) 12 in. by 8.5 in. $325

Vancouver Island Watercolor painting for sale

Outdoor painting in watercolour 2011 Vancouver Island

Size: 7.5 by 11 inches

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $325

Artist’s notes: This is the iconic Sombrio beach, a famous wilderness beach on Vancouver Island. The painting was done on a hot August day with bright blue ocean colors. Those who have been to Sombrio will recognize the coastline–a perfect day on Vancouver Island.

Acrylic Painting of an Old Cedar Tree For Sale — $925 SOLD

Painting of an old cedar tree for sale

Size: 12.5 by 12

Price: $925

Medium: Acrylic on Panel

Artist’s notes: This is a gem. 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. Typically, loggers would cut a wedge out of the stump and insert a board to stand on. Subtle burn marks also show that this stump survived a massive forest fire that swept through the valley. This acrylic painting has bright colors. This stump is about 50 feet from my studio near Nelson BC. Painting was completed in  1995.


Summer Forest Landscape Acrylic Painting For Sale — $1700


Summer forest landscape painting for saleSize: 16 by 18

Price: $1700

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Description: Hot summer day in July. Landscape painting of Airy Creek, a small creek that runs direct down from the famous Frog Peak in the Slocan Valley. This painting is well executed and clean. It was painted in the late 90’s.


Dark Blue River Acrylic Painting For Sale — $750

Dark blue river acrylic painting for sale

Size: 20 by 12

Price: $750

Medium: Acrylic

Artist’s notes: Dark colors, very true to the original scene. This is a painting of a spring run off. The river is the Little Slocan River–about 45 minutes away from Nelson BC. The painting, if you see it in real life, has a strong, perfect unity. Great pure color accents if you look up close. This scene was painted in the mid 2000’s.

Birch Tree and Rocks Acrylic Painting — For Sale $85

Birch tree and river painting for sale

Size: 5.5 by 13

Medium: Acrylic

Description: Painting of a birch log and rocks next to a river.



Selling art at the Heffel Gallery? A young artist’s story

landscape painting

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.

After mentoring with de Renya for a year I was advised to seek out the best art gallery in my area and show them my work. Being young and somewhat fearless, I asked around and kept hearing the Heffel name so I made an appointment. The Heffel Gallery was, of course, back then very prestigious. Now, it is considered Canada’s leading fine art gallery (for some amazing Canadian art here’s a link to the Heffel Gallery).

I headed down with my wife Sara and five of my best works in our 1967 Ford Falcon. Does not sound like a recipe for success, except for the young and fearless. The Heffel Gallery was definitely upscale. It was a heritage building with all the trimmings: plush leather seats that looked out on the icons of Canadian landscape paintings works by Jackson, Varley, Milne, and Thomson, all of them in quiet rooms or under soft light.

The interview began with the sales managers and the five works were brought out for scrutiny. They were very pleased. In the end, three works were consigned to be sold. Then we were introduced to Kenneth Heffel. His heartwarming smile and sincere handshake sealed the deal.

Image: Landscape by Ron Mulvey 

About Ron Mulvey 

Ron is a contemporary landscape artist. You can view and buy his landscape paintings in his online art gallery. He lives near Nelson BC.