Monday, March 31, 2008

GypsY Wagon

This is a small 6x12 oil/canvas that i did today
Thanks for looking

Scottsdale Art School

this is a 12 x 16 oil
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this is a 12x16 oil/canvas that i just finished
Thanks for looking. This guy was in a figurative
painting class with me

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cardinals in Winter

This is the first painting I have posted here, my fifth painting since Brian came to Boone (I'm just a beginner). It is an 11 x 14 Acrylic. Thanks for looking, Brett

Another portrait study

thanks for looking

Self Portrait

this is a study i did today

Saturday, March 29, 2008


This is a 12x16 oil. With this one i tried to create form with color
rather than drawing form and coloring it in
Thanks for looking


Another messy one done last night with big brushes. 24x30" o/c Comments welcome. Brian

Friday, March 28, 2008


A real messy one, done in under an hour, but I kinda like the painterliness of it. 24x30" o/c
Comments welcome. Brian

Thursday, March 27, 2008


done this morning...16x20" o/c Comments welcome, Brian

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rail Cars

Done today 16x20" oil/canvas. Nice change from cows. Comments welcome, Brian

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

This is a 16x20" acrylic. I haven't done very many figures of any kind, so this was a lot of fun.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

This is a 12"x12" acrylic study of a catalog cover. It was different for me but fun to do.

End Of The Line

I thought it was time I got a painting on the blog, so here's my latest. 16x20 acrylic. I like it OK. I got a little help from Elliot when I felt it was looking rather flat. Overall I'm pretty pleased but it was a good lesson in using variations of color and keeping my brushstrokes loose. Would love any comments/feedback.


Another large one today, 24x48" oil/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian


this is another 12x16 oil/linen
Thanks for looking

Friday, March 21, 2008


this is a little 12x16 seascape that i did today
I painted this over another painting so i had
a little more texture
Thanks for looking

Saturday, March 15, 2008

In Progress

This is a portrait im working on now
its 16x20 oil/linen
thanks for looking


Oil paint on 8"x10"panel
An ala prima study, painted from life in around two hours. It was great fun to do


this is an 18x24 oil
thanks for looking


This one done this afternoon 16x20" o/c Comments welcome. Brian

Street Vendor

This is a 16x20 oil
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

This is a little 11 x 14" I did last night. It's from a picture post ice storm that I took leaving my office about a month ago. I generally like how it turned out but think it could be improved. Does it look a little scratchy? Do I look stingy with paint?


Another one today, this one, 16x20" oil/canvas taken from a photo I took of a Chinese grocery store in Victoria. Comments welcome. Brian

Monday, March 10, 2008


16x20 Acrylic The colors don't photograph true, they are not so vivid.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


When I was in Boone, doing workshops, I met so many wonderful people. This was an awesome folk artist and a brilliant imitator! He worked at "BACK YARD BURGERS", a restaurant owned by my good friend Steve Prewitt, doing dishes and pots and only did his art for fun. He loved his job and everyone in the restaurant including the customers loves him. When I came across the picture I just had to paint it. 16x20"oil/canvas...done with a big brush. Comments welcome. Brian

Storm at Sea

this is a 12x16 oil/canvas
comments welcome


This is a 16x20 oil/canvas
I did this this afternoon
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Did this one this morning, 30x30" oil/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Plein Air

I went out early this morning,just got back
This area is about a mile from where i live
called Aliso Springs
This one is 12x16 oil/canvas. With this one
i wanted to capture the feeling of morning
Thanks for looking

Saturday, March 08, 2008


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

Friday, March 07, 2008


This is a 15x30 study of a figure .i concentrated on
the light and value
thanks for looking


This is a 30x40" canvas that was already painted on and I wasn't happy with the painting, so I painted over it very quickly. I think this image was taken in Boone NC. Not sure if I'm finished or not so any suggestions for improvements are welcome. oil/canvas. Brian

thanks for your ideas Jeffery, put a few tree shadows in. Did some work on the sky and keyed up the trees a bit. Thanks for commenting and thanks Dave for your generous remarks. Brian

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Ranch Hand

this is a 12x16 oil
Thanks for looking

Cold Morning

this is a 12 a 16 that i did today
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This is a more accurate photo of Julia Clarks painting which she posted a while back. The original picture needed cropping to really show it off . Anyway, this is it, an awesome painting Julia! Brian


This one done today, 16x20" oil/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


This is a 16x20 portrait (ihour) that i did tonite
wanted to do it in one hour so i would not get hung
up on the details

thanks for looking


This one done this afternoon, 16x20" oil/canvas. Tried again to limit the palette! Comments welcome. Brian


This painting 16x20" oil, done today is from a photo taken in Boone, NC in February.
Comments welcome. Brian

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


A little landscape done this morning, 16x20" oil/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Monday, March 03, 2008


A little one done tonight 16x20" oil/canvas from a recent photo. Comments welcome.

Mother and Child

This is an 11x14 oil
thanks for looking


this is a 11x14 oil/linen that i did after work today
ive incl. some closeups showing some brushwork


This is a little 16x20" oil done this afternoon from a photo taken down at the harbour.
Comments welcome. Brian