Friday, January 30, 2009

Tibetian Woman

This is a little study of a Tibetian woman
that i did tonite, its 12x16
Thanks for looking


After being inspired by Dave's beautiful painting "Arizona Light" , I just had to try a mountain and cloud scene to see if I could pull it off using acrylics and a colder palette.. This one is a 36x36" painting done using a limited palette. I tried to capture the local color for this one. This is about as close to realism as I'm interested in. Comments welcome. Brian

Invitation to solitude redone

24x30" Acrylic on canvas. C&C Welcome. Goes to show you how much a painter can shift from one day to another. I think from now on all my acrylic will be studys for oil.
Unfortunely my studio is to small for oil in the winter. On the bright it will give me time to improve for the summmer. Happy painting to all.

Small studies..

oils on canvas 16x11 thanks for watching.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Done today 36x48" acrylic/canvas. Wanted to do a larger one and loosen up some. Comments welcome. Brian

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Invitation to solitude

24x30" Acrylic on Canvas. Done today. C&C Welcome.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


A little 16x20" done today. Comments welcomed. Brian

Monday, January 26, 2009

Being There

OK. 8 hours later, and having learned lots, I prefer this one. Still not quite there, but better. Thanks Brian. You are a saint.


20x30" Acrylic on canvas. Done today. C&C Welcome. Lot of great art posted lately.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Getting There

Here's todays, this one took a bit. 30x24 acrylic
This is a recent painting of my friend and his guitar
The orange in the background was to liven up the theme and
give some movement but I don't know if it works. Carolyn
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Arizona Light

This one is 20x 24
thanks for looking
24x30 acrylic. Don't think I'm quite done... thought some feedback might help bring it together. 

Friday, January 23, 2009

Seacoast Dusk

This is an 18x36 that i did today
thanks for looking

House in the Palms

Hi Everyone, I'm new here. I purchased Brian's book about 2 years ago but didn't do much. We recently moved to Florida and want to paint my heart out...scenery and light is incredible. I've watched your blog for several months and enjoy Brian's colors, Dave's portraits, Asma's serenity, Julie's perspectives, Elliot's joyful soul, and Ralph's lovely landscapes. I'm looking for an honest critique of my work. I want to improve so please tell me where I can improve. I finished this Florida landscape recently, 18 X 24 oil. Thank you, Carolyn

Lay Me Down

here's todays.24X30

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Across Fron San Quentin

When I first moved to the San Fransico Bay Area six years ago, Scott Peterson had just been convicted for murdering his pregnant wife. It haunted me for awhile, as her body was found in the Bay, just down the hill from us. Scott is in San Quentin now, and everytime I drive by, I think about him, and all of the life he is missing. 24x20 Acrylic

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Haveli [old buildings]

18x22 oil/canvas. visited a very old area here which had 200 year old buildings with diferent level terraces built upclose to each other. Loved the view could imagine times back then...
11x14" acrylic. This is a little one I did from a phone pic I took at Christmas. C&C welcome.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

From The Box

Here's today's. Felt great to paint again.


Friday, January 16, 2009

On the Trail

this is one i did today ,its 20 x24 oil/canvas,the subject is
some people on a trail at the grand canyon,thanks for looking,
i may do some more work on it ,im not sure yet


This is another 12x16 that i did yesterday


this is a little 12 x16 that i did yesterday


18x24" Acrylic on canvas. C&C Welcome.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Dancer

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009


Hi everyone, thanks Ralph for asking the question about enlarging your images here on the blog. It's very easy to do. Next time you post an image , do the following:

-go to your dashboard
-click on 'create post' or 'new post'
-when the window pops up fill in the info and click on the image icon in the toolbar
-another window will open with the parameters and file download buttons
-on the right, you will notice 'image sizes' with 3 possible options
-select 'large'
-you may also want to check the box that says "use every time"
-submit your info and publish and your done!

Any more questions or 'how to's with the blog, please let me know.
Cheers, Brian
24 x 30 acrylic. This is from Edmisten Rd near my house... you did a painting from Edmisten Rd, remember that Brian? Anyway, I haven't really done a landscape like this before, so it was a good exercise to stretch a little. C&C welcome.

Forest Colors

20x30" Acrylic on canvas. Done Today. Flash washed it out a little.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


18x18 oil/canvas. had found this image at the railways workshop very interesting . all metal objects ,grease, and machinery. love feedback. thanks

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Done this afternoon, 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Couldn't get the color as accurate as I'd hoped but fairly close.
Comments welcome. Brian

Behind Two Trees

20x30" Acrylic on canvas. Done today. C&C Welcome.

Monday, January 05, 2009


Did this little one last night (16x20" acrylic/canvas). It started out being just another snow scene which I'm getting a little tired of and probably you are too. Anyways, the painting just wasn't working and I kept visualizing a red house in the background, but kept insisting it not be there, cause I wanted just raw nature. Anyways, after a bit of a frustrating evening, I thought what the heck and put the house in there and the figure walking up the drive just for fun. that turned it into a romantic little painting that I'm quite fond of the more I look at it. Hope you like it too. Comments welcome. Brian

Light breeze

18x24 some feedback. thanks


a small piece a small contribution to this lovely blog.

Sunday, January 04, 2009


This is a 24x36 that i did a few days ago,for me it was
a study in whites
comments welcome

View from the North Rim

comments appreciated


Here's a little 16x20" done this afternoon. This was the view down my street a few days ago after a big snowfall. I wanted to try a little something other than just snow and trees. Not sure how I am about it, but will live with it for a bit. Comments welcome. Brian
Hi there, I have recently done Brian's workshop. This is one of the images I was working with during the workshop. I am experimenting with color with this version, it is small, 10x14. I did this one to see what happens with colors and how to get specific colors before I get to the big one ( which is still in its value stage). I did not do much with the faces or the hands, other than remove some of the paint to give the impression of the shapes and features.
I would appreciate any comments anyone may have.
I have enjoyed seeing what people are doing and posting to the blog. - Joy

Saturday, January 03, 2009


This one done tonight 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Thanks for looking. Brian

Simmering Sunset

20x30" Acrylic on canvas. Done today. C&C Welcome.

Friday, January 02, 2009


A quick one tonight 16x20" acrylic/canvas . Comments welcome. Brian

River Bank

Here's one I did today, from a walk last weekend. I will post them seperately, but they go together. They don't post so well. Encaustic 6"X42"