Thursday, October 30, 2008

BRYCE CANYON


This one done this afternoon, 16x20" oil/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

SNOW STUDY



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

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

MOUNTAIN LAKE



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

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

CORONATION

Did this little one today 16x20" oil/canvas. Brought back fond memories of living in the prairies. Comments welcomed. Brian

Photo 2


Elliot! This is a picture I took yesterday at suppertime. I will painting it later on, but if you or anybody else wants to give it a try be my guest. Happy painting!

Photo of Canadian sunset 3


Elliot! This is the Photo that was used for the painting. As you can see it is very different from the painting. I did the painting 6 or 7 times right on top of each other, till I came up with this one. Not the easiest way to paint. Hope this helps.

Canadian sunset 3


18x24" Acrylic on canvas. Finished today. C&C Welcome.
Here's a 16x20" acrylic. Be tough on me with this one Brian--the father of the gal pictured will likely buy it (he hasn't seen it yet) if it's decent.
Wanted to share with fellow struggling painters...

"If you hear a voice within you saying, 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint ... and that voice will be silenced, but only by working." -- Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Theo, 28 October 1883.

Old Palaces.

Front of an 200 year old Palace built on angloindian style of architecture. 26x26 oil on canvas.


40x40 oil on canvas

Monday, October 27, 2008

CHIN UP



This is a little demo painting done at a workshop this last weekend. 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome, Brian.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

close up


Hey Brian, I know you have the same camera as me. Under what light do you shoot your paintings? (I shot in outdoor full sun, my guess is you shoot under halogen light) And what setting? Do you do automatic?I for instance shot this close up in the "foliage setting" and it seems to be more true., than the shot below which was automatic. I also shot this one in "super fine" resolution and the other in normal. Sorry as you can tell I am frustrated. Hope your class is going well this weekend, no rush on your reply.

Spring Force


Here's my latest. I haven't done a loose floral since my first workshop with Brian a half a year ago. I had alot of fun. It is so much more beautiful in real life, you can't see half the colours, but after about 6 trys to capture the colours, I gave up. It's 36X48 acrylic

Friday, October 24, 2008

WINTER FARM



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

Thursday, October 23, 2008

PIG WHISTLE

This one done this afternoon, 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Tuesday, October 21, 2008



Here's a 24 x 30" acrylic finished last night. It's a scene from the Biltmore House south of here in the Appalachian Mnts. I struggled with it a bit. Would love some C&C.

Monday, October 20, 2008

DONKEY



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

GRAPEFRUIT

This one done today 16x20" acrylic/canvas. A bit disappointed in the photo as it doesn't show all the magenta and cool pinks in, but here it is. Comments welcome. Brian

Sunday, October 19, 2008

HARVEST

Did this one today 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Wanted to try something a bit more realistic with local color. Comments Welcome. Brian

Saturday, October 18, 2008

BRUGG'S MARKET #2

This one done tonight 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

AMISH FARMS

Did this one this morning. Been a while since I've done a landscape. This one 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed.

Friday, October 17, 2008

POMS IN A BOWL



Wanted to try something a bit more representational tonight. 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Thursday, October 16, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


Hey Fellows, Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great day with lot's of cake and presents and....love. Happy Birthday, from all of your fellow bloggers!!!!

CHEEZE


I had a bit of exciting news tonight. I submitted 3 paintings into the Sidney Fine Art Show and all 3 were accepted into the show. This one here, which was on the blog at an earlier date was one of the paintings. It won a "Juror's Choice Award" so I thought I'd share the good news with everyone. Its been many years since I've won anything so its a bit exciting for me as today is my birthday too. It is also my brother Dave's birthday (twins). As you know him from his work posted here as "D. Simons". Thanks , Brian

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Notre Dame at Dusk


this is a 16x20 oil that i just finished
comments welcome

STUDIO WALL


This one done today 24x30" acrylic /canvas of a wall in my studio. Comments welcome. Brian

Desert Rabbit


This is a little 12x16 oil,that i did yesterday
comments welcome

Monday, October 13, 2008

SUNROOM


This one done tonight 24x30" acrylic/canvas. A repeat of an earlier one but I'm happier with this version. Comments welcome. Brian

Victoria Station


It was a great treat to paint this Thanksgiving long weekend (Canadian) It's been awhile. Comments always welcome.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Aliso Springs Morning



This is a 30 x 36" oil that i finished today
comments welcome

Friday, October 10, 2008

FRUIT BOWL & BOTTLE

Here's another version of the painting at the top of the page. Done this afternoon 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

I toned down the background a bit so that its not too busy. Feels better now. Thanks Elliot.

My Gramps

I took the summer off painting and once the weather turned I got back into it, after few duds produced while I warmed back up, a couple good ones magically appeared. This is one of my grandpas...

"Rudy"
9x12
acrylic on board

Thursday, October 09, 2008

FLOWERS IN BACKLIGHT



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

This old shed


20x24" Acrylic on canvas. C&C Welcome.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

A Portrait Study


this is a 12 a 16 that i did today
comments welcome

VEGTABLES



A little 16x20" still life done this morning. Comments welcome. Brian

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sumani


This is one i did today ,thanks for your comments

RATHTREVOR SUNSET



Done this morning....24x36" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Saturday, October 04, 2008

RATHTREVOR LOW TIDE


Did this one this afternoon ....36x48" acrylic/canvas Comments welcomed. Brian

RED BEACH



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

Friday, October 03, 2008

This is a 16x20" of a scene around here. Not sure how it's working--would love some feedback.

EMBANKMENT



Done this morning 24x24" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Hot Dogs


This is a 12x16 that i did today
comments welcome

BEACH


This one done this morning 24x30" acrylic/canvas . Comments welcome. Brian

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

WEST COAST POINT



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

WEST COAST BEACH



This one done this afternoon...24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed! Brian