Friday, December 26, 2008

SNOW BANK- Happy Holidays

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


  1. With all the turmoil in the world it's nice to see some beautiful paintings.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours Brian!

  2. Wow, I love this one. You pack so many different blues in there and then there's a great little surprise in that touch of red. This one plays a really fun trick on my eyes in that it looks totally abstract one second and then very concrete and almost photographic the next. This might sound weird, but it seems you have some lines curving in each corner that give this a subtle fish-eye feel that's really engaging. Man, this one is just full of great stuff!

  3. Thanks Ralph, I appreciate it and hope your having a great holiday.

    Elliot , thanks for your comments on this one, it was very fun to do. The fish-eye was not intended but I see what you mean now that you say it. Hope all you folks there in Boone had a wonderful Christmas. Please convey my warmest greetings to all!

  4. I so love the path you are on Brian, this is beautiful, as Elliot says, so many blues. you really are the master of playing colour off of colour. If you could get your colour theory down as clearly as your other seven steps, i think there would be a great demand for your time. Hope you are having a good holiday. julie

  5. Hey thanks Julie, not a bad idea about a color theory, but I first have to understand it myself before I can teach it. This was a very spontaneous painting with nothing pre-meditated...every color decision was done spur-of-the-moment without any theory. I guess if a person has done as much painting as me, they would come up with a winner now and then too.
    Hope your having a great holiday too, yesterday was really nice with all the family together and a big turkey! Cheers, Brian

  6. I don't doubt that there is nothing pre meditated, however there are reasons why you reach for one colour versus another. And there is some thought process, I don't beleive it is just look and record, the trick is to watch yourself think. But my guess is that would take the joy out for you. If you do ever decide to explore that I would be super interested. Or not even a "theory" class per se, but one that explores colour. Jjust some thoughts and a logical step for all of those students of your out there. julie