Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Another one today 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Thanks for looking, comments welcome. Brian


Done this morning, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. I was really drawn to the deep blues and purples in this image.
Comments welcome. Brian HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


This one done this morning , 24x30" acrylic/canvas. It was done from the same snowy driveway as the one on the top of the blog, but a bit further up the drive and in different light. Comments welcome. Brian

Monday, December 29, 2008


Done today, 24x3o" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Here's an 18x24" acrylic I finished yesterday from a photo of downtown Boone, NC. Would appreciate any C&C... I had to "make up" some of this as the part of the photo wasn't great. Not sure if it all reads ok.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Done as a demo during a workshop this weekend. Comments welcome. 16x20" acrylic. Brian

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Done this evening 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Friday, December 26, 2008

SNOW BANK- Happy Holidays

Done today, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Lots of snow here! Best Wisher to everyone. Brian

Thursday, December 25, 2008


I slipped my way to the studio through the snow on foot yesterday; I had to try another. 9X17 encaustic.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunset 5

20x30" Acrylic on canvas. C&C Welcome. Happy holidays to all. Cheers!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter Wetlands

This is from a walk the other day. 8x16 encaustic. I absolutely love it, and plan on doing more from all the photos I took. Not sure if i will post before christmas, so the best to you all for the holidays.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunset 4 redone

I followed all your suggestions and redid the top and photographed it in the daylight The colors are still not quite right but better. God I love this oil. I know I can do wonders with it. Thanks to all for the help!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunset 4

20x30" Oil on canvas. Done today. Tried one in oil. I'm not sure about this. C&C Welcome. My wife says not much difference then with acrylics, except the smell.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Found this one while looking through paintings and thought it would be a fun one to post. Haven't painted for a day or so. Looks a bit mafia-like and I think my eyebrows need a trim. I think this was done last year sometime 16x20" oil. Thanks for looking. Brian

Direct Flow

Was dieing to play with paint and the brush.


Exploring colour. What I'm not so fond of, is the lack of interest in my edges, and brush strokes.
18x24 oil on canvas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A big thanks

You know I was reading the comments, and Elliot said in one of his "thanks team" It just gave me pause to reflect on how grateful I am to have the regulars (that would be you Brian Ralph Asma Elliot sometimes Page, Steve and Dave) that comment on our work. It's great knowing you are out there, other wise (at this point in time) my paintings would just sit in the studio. Anyways, just a big thanks. Happy painting!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Here's a 24x36 acrylic. It's been probably a month since I picked up the brushes last--just haven't had a whole lot of free time lately. Anyway, this one was a lot of fun for me. It's not huge, but it's actually the biggest canvas I've painted.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Done today , 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Done tonight 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

16x20 oil on canvas. love some feedback...took me longer than expected ...dont know why.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh Dahlia

Here's todays. I prefered it at an earlier stage.16X20 encaustic


Done this evening 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian


Done this morning, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Done today, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Monday, December 08, 2008


Done today 16x20" acrylic/canvas ...comments welcome. Brian

Sunday, December 07, 2008

california dreaming

Here's todays. 12x24 encaustic


Was out on a photo shoot today, but didn't have any more big canvas so I did a small 16x20" acrylic of one of the photos. Comments welcome. Brian

Saturday, December 06, 2008


Here's todays, felt great to be painting after 3 days, and decided to brave the encaustic again.


Done today 30x40" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Friday, December 05, 2008


Done today 30x40" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Done today 36x48" acrylic/canvas ....comments welcome. Brian

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Done today, 36x48" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian


20x30" Acrylic on canvas. Finished today. This was a photo I took when we were at Foxwood casino in September. Yes we did win. C&C Welcome.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Palace Luster

Here are my latest. I really enjoyed the fluidity of the acrylics after my last painting. I had alot of fun.


18x24" acrylic on canvas. Done today. C&C Welcome.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Flying Machine

I'm not sure how I feel about this, and I am learning lots. Encaustic is a tricky medium. 24X20 on Board

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Did this one today 24x30" oil/canvas , comments welcomed. Brian

Time for wine

18x24" Acrylic on canvas. Done this morning. C&C.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Foggy evening...

a large one i ventured 24x40. this scene has been a nostalgic stuck in my mind scene which i struggled to express. its not half of what i had in mind but a few lessons learnt in the process.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Did another oil today...this one 24x30" on canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Friday, November 21, 2008

Spring Fortune

Here is another I did in my workshop. I chose a subject that I was familar with in order to concentrate on the application, rather than the composition, value etc. 've been extremely pleased with this medium, and plan on working in it alot more. I like the way my "structure" is loosened.16X20 Encaustic on board. PS Brian will that mean I am booted of the blog because I'm not in acrylics??

Thursday, November 20, 2008

18x20 oil/canvas. love feedback. thanks

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Did this one this aftenoon 30x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian


I have been taking a workshop learning a medium I thought I would like. Here is the little sample I did. Encaustic on board 11"x 14"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This one done today 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Wanted to try something a bit more representative with a limited palette. Comments welcome. Brian