Saturday, August 30, 2008

18x24" acrylic. It's been a month for me since I've painted. I thought I'd get back into it with these landscapes I enjoy a lot. I felt a little shaky but had a great time painting again. Would love some feedback.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


this is a 12 x16 oil landscape that i did tonite
thanks for looking

The Mesa

I've been working on this one on and off for a couple of days. I feel better about this than the last colour one. acrylic and oil 24x36

A Couple of Seascapes

These are 12 x16 oil
Thanks for looking


Did these recently. Been too hot to step out. welcome comments. thanks.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Movie on a Rainny Night

This is a 12 x16 oil i did today,i tried to capture the feel of
a rainny nite
comments welcome

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Gorge

This was a coming together of many differant elements. Looks great in reality. Not as chalky, it's 36"X24" oil

Autumn Stream

This is a little study i did today,its 11x14

comments welcome

Sunday, August 24, 2008


OK, this one was a quick little painting done today for my book publisher who sent me a sketch of what they wanted. I set up a still life based on a sketch and did this little painting...16x20" acrylic.
The book is titled "Get Straight to It: ACRYLIC PAINTING". Was fun to do. They wanted the background left white and will probably adjust the color slightly.Comments welcome, Brian

Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Orleans

Just finished this one i may work more on the hands
its 15x30 oil
comments welcome


This is a 16x20 that i did today,i tried to just
lay in the essentials
comments welcome


This one done today as a demo so I could photograph the steps for the new book I'm working on .
This is the finished painting......I fairly happy with it even though I was not totally focused on painting as much as I was getting all the photos.....comments welcome. Brian

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Gorge

Hello fello bloggers. Went out this morning and painted this. It really is my first attempt at Plein Air. I went out yesterday but was just learning to set up my gear. I'm not in love with it, but really enjoyed painting outside, and the gear, and being in nature. Taos, New Mexico has endless vistas, I'm not sure I will ever be a landscape painter. But I like trying. The palette is so differant for me. I think it's 12"X20"

Thursday, August 21, 2008

This is my neighbours garden done on 24x30
comments please, thanks

In the garden...

Recently did these 12x12 oil on canvas. love some feedback. thanks.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


This is an 18x24 that i did tonite, i did some palette knife work in this one


This one done a few days ago. Oil/canvas..comments welcome. Brian

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Another one of MT. Assiniboine done today as a demo in a workshop. 16x20" open acrylics/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian


This one done as a demo in a workshop yesterday. 16x20" open acrylics/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian


This is a 15x 30 of an Alaskan settler,i've also incl. a close up
of his face.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Streetscenes 2+3

Here are two 11x14 streetscenes
thanks for looking


Not sure if I'm done this one. I might revisit it in the fall when I'm back from my travels. Such I differant subject matter for me.


Another one done late last night 16x20" oil...comments welcome. Brian

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

This is my first post to the blog and my second painting. The background in the photo was overexposed and white so was not sure what to do with the background. Please comments. Thanks


Another one done tonight, 16x20" /oil from a photo taken in Cowichan Lake. Comments welcome. Brian

Street Scend

This is a little 11x14 oil that i just finished

Old Sycamore

I posted a 11x14 study of an old sycamore near my house, i wanted to do a larger one
of this, this is 18x22


Last week I went to the opening of the North American Indigenous Games, in Duncan, on Vancouver Island.
Got lots of pics of people but not many of the dancers etc....too many people (20,ooo). Anways, thought I'd try a little one of some spectators 16x20" oil/canvas...sorry for the glare. Comments welcome. Brian


this is an 11x14 oil/linen that i did this morning
thanks for looking

A short Rest

I had my camera with me going to a job and saw these cowboys prepairing their horsed for a ride,i couldnt resist taking a shot and i did this painting yesterday ,its
15x30 oil/canvas
Thanks for looking

Pacific Splender

This is a 20x 24 oil/canvas that was accepted into the
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show

Monday, August 11, 2008

Baha'i Shrine 2

This is the same painting as the one at the top of the blog. Both were don with Golden Open acrylics.
I was varnishing the first one and all the paint lifted off. I contacted Golden, they apologized for not making it clear to customers to wait 30days before varnishing and they are sending me a bunch of paints. Anyways, I sanded off as much paint as I could on the first one and painted it again, but this time its a little darker and not so red, as I didn't have the underpainting showing through. Comments welcome. Brian

Steven inspired me to post paintings from the workshop too. Thanks again Brian--what an awesome time! That's Steven by the way in my 45 min exercise. The top one doesn't feel like it totally hangs together but not sure why. As always, comments and critcism welcome.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Night Heat

I felt like something more organic. I think this is 24"X30"

Friday, August 08, 2008


this is another one in my figurative series, this one is 15x30 oil
Thanks for looking

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Pressure Gauge

Here is my latest. It is a pressure gauge from a 1800"s piece of machinery. The challange was to get that patina which I am so in love with. It's 30X36 acrylic.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


This is a commission painting for a client in Alberta. The finished piece is 36x40" done with Golden"open" acrylics /canvas. Probably the most representational piece I've done in a long time, but had fun irregardless.
Comments welcome. Brian

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

grassy pathway.

13x18 oil on canvas. recently painted a fleeting expression on a very hot humid day!