Friday, February 29, 2008


Did this one this afternoon, 24x30" oil/canvs. I was particularly drawn to the scaffold and upper deck portion of the boat. This is a hug sea tug from Seattle, dry docked here in Victoria for what looks like a total refit.
Comments welcome. Brian

commission completed

this is the earlier commission completed after i worked on it some more

Interurban Wetland

Hi everyone!
This is a 9 x 12 oil on canvas completed
en plein air.
Comments always welcome.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


this is a commisssion 11x14 of a man who is 102 years old
im doing this for his daughter
thanks for looking


This one done today 24x30" oil/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Hello Everyone,

It's almost cherry blossom time! This scene is of Victoria's inner harbour, ( 24 x 30 acrylic on canvas). Your comments are always welcome.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pulteney Bridge, Bath, England

30" x 30" Acrylic, painted at the December 2007 Workshop. Comments welcome. Thanks, Julia


This is a 24x30" painting of a South African tree called "Naboomspruit". Found the image in the reference library on Wet Canvas. Thanks to the contributor. Comments welcome. Brian

Sunday, February 24, 2008

workshop demo- blacksmith

this is another 16x20 demo that i did for my
workshop class today
comments welcome

Winter Afternoon-Saxe

Hi everyone,
this is a new 8 x 10 oil on canvas.
It depicts the sort of weather we have been
very fortunate to be getting lately
here in Victoria.
Comments are always welcome.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Did this one tonight, 24x30" oil/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Friday, February 22, 2008

Autumn colors

18x24" Acrylic on canvas. Finished today. C&C welcome.


This one done today, 24x30" oil/canvas, comments welcome. Brian

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Keepin the Fires Hot

This is another 16x20 oil
that i did today
comments welcome

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This is a 16x20 oil
I like this subject cause ive always been a hands
on guy myself(carpenter)so this subject
apealed to me
thanks for looking

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


This is a 30 min. painting done tonight. Wanted to try something without underpainting, value study, just directly on white canvas. 16x20" acrylic. Comments welcome. Brian

View Above Tucson

this is a 16x20 oil
thanks for looking

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Big Dig

this is another 16x20 oil
thanks for looking
comments welcome

A Long Wait

This is a 16x20 oil/linen that i finished today
Thanks for looking

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Hello Everyone,

This is a 6 x 6 oil on canvas. Your comments are welcome!


Friday, February 15, 2008

Minus Tide - Thetis Island

Hello bloggers,
This is my latest, 18 x 24 acrylic on canvas.
On a normal tide most of these rocks remain below water, but
on a minus tide things change dramatically. Even the water itself picks up a new hue.
Comments welcome as always.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Did this one tonight 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


This one done today 24x36" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Enchanted forest

18x24" Acrylic on canvas. Finished today. C&C welcome.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

First Post on the Blog

This is my first post on the blog. I did the value study for this at Brian's workshop in Boone, NC. The painting is of a back alley here in Boone. You know how I like chalky white Brian, but I think I steered clear of it here. I'm thinking of "slimming" down the tree branches a bit... not sure.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Rocky Rooster

Finally, Rocky Rooster hatched out after sitting on him for several months. Actually, I hadn't been painting very much. Would love to hear your comments Brian.
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This one done today from a photo taken in Boone, NC. 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Urban Mexicana

Hi there,
Another small oil on canvas 10 x 8.
This from a scene in the small town of Melaque, Mexico.
Comments welcome.

Friday, February 08, 2008


This is an 11x14 oi/linen
Thanks for looking


This is a 22x28" acrylic/canvas of an early morning scene in Seattle. Done from a picture I took
on the way back from North Carolina earlier this week. Comments welcome! Brian


Been travelling and feel a bit rusty, but here is one I started in a workshop in Boone North Carolina last weekend.
16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Early Snow

We haven't seen much of this in Victoria this winter or on this site!
This is from a photo of a heavy Nov. snow here in 2006.
Acrylic on canvas 14 x 18.
Comments always looked forward to.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Hello Everyone,
This is one of my recents, (16 x 20 acrylic on canvas). Comments are welcome.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008


this is a 12x16 that i did today
thanks for looking

The flume

24x48" Acrylic on gallery canvas. Finished today. C&C welcome.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Days End - Woodwynn

Those living in the Victoria area will recognize the name of this farm. It has been in the media quite a bit as of late.
One of the most magical places I have ever come across and one I have wanted to paint for sometime now.
30 x 36 Acrylic on canvas, comments welcome!

Mexican Cowboy

This is a 12x16 study that i did today
Thanks for looking