Sunday, May 31, 2009


This one was a demo painting in the workshop this weekend. 16x20" a/c. Comments welcome. Brian

Woman with Sweets

This is a warm up study that i did yesterday
thanks for looking

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Father and Child 16x20

This is one i did tonite,thanks for looking

Self Portrait 16x20

Thought i would try a self portrait which i ususally find
difficult and this one was in backlite which gives me
an added challenge, comments welcome

Peeking Poppy

24 X 30 Acrylic

Friday, May 29, 2009


Done today, a bit more impressionistic than usual...24x30" a/c Comments welcome. Brian

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hi Brian, I like it, Color-Color-Color-woohoo! All the latest posts are wonderful and great. Everyone's paintings are great, inspiring and such enjoyment to look at. Julie your paintings hit home b/c I'm from North Van so I drive over the burrard street bridge, along the seawall, walk along coal harbour...very nice!

My blogger account is giving me some issues; I have to create a new acct to post a new post and it will not let me leave comments on each of the paintings/posts without major errors, hmmmm? I think I'll have to have someone who knows more about cmputers and all this stuff look at it. that's why for the comment post...hoping to get another painting finished tomorrow, it's the Ritz Carleton Man...Sharka


done this afternoon, mostly blk & wht...24x30" comments welcome. Brian

Before The Crowds

This is from the weekend. I perfer working bigger, as it gets a bit "bitty" 12x24 oil

Off Ramp

finished this one yesterday 24x24 oil


Done this morning..24x30" a/c....comments welcome. Brian

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hideaway 12x16

this is another study i did this mornng
comments welcome


Done today 24x30" a/c comments welcomed. Brian

Some Jars on a Windowsill 11x14

This is one i did this morning
thanks for looking

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Amelie 12x16

This isa portrait i did this afternoon of
my daughter, thanks for looking


Done today, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Tried to keep the values fairly close here so the color could speak more.
Comments welcome. Brian

An Old Mexican Glass Bottle 12x16

This old bottle sits on my porch, thought it would make an
interesting subject,so i painted this one this morning.
Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stanley's Portrait 11x14

This is another still life i did today thanks
for looking

Fish and Chips 12x16

This little still life i did today,
thanks for looking


Done this morning 24x30" a/c ...comments welcome. Brian

Friday, May 22, 2009


Here's somethin right off the wall....even used white straight from the tub....had lots of fun though.
16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian


Done this afternoon from a photo taken on Quadra Island. Again, a limited palette with this one. 24x30" a/c.
Comments welcome. Brian


This painting seen by our group on Quadra; thought I'd post to share with everyone else - 24x30 acrylic...thank you, Sharka

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Louisiana 24/7

Awesome workshop on Quadra Brian, and here's my painting that I finished today. When I got home there were just a few things I had to add, but I didn't finish it completely (Step 7) and now I LOVE IT!!! Acrylic 18x24...sharka


Here's todays. Does it feel a bit chalky? Julie 36x36 oil

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blind Spot

Not sure if I am done this one from today. Brian any comments? Something is not working for me, and I've been looking at it too long. Close but not quite there. 20X36 Oil


another one today, 24x30" a/c. Comments welcomed. Brian

Coal Harbour Skyline

Finished this one yesterday (sorry about the glare it's still wet) 20X16 oil

Hay Wagon 11x14

i did this one this afternoon ,thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Done today 24x30" acrylic /canvas. Wanted to keep this fairly analagous and reserved. Comments welcome. Brian

Hiding from the Teacher

I have always wanted to go to Tibet and meet the
people there ,this subject engaged me so i
thought i would paint it,thanks for looking

#1 & #2 Quilter's Hands.

I thought I'd better finally post something. Thank you Brian for the opportunity. Used acrylic underpainting, Shiva Paint Stik Oil Bars, & a bit of color pencil.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


another one from the Quadra workshop 16x20/acrylic, comments welcome. Brian

Taco 18x36

These are some figurative paintings ive done
this week
comments welcome

Study of an old Woman 2 15x30

thanks for looking

Study of an old Woman 18x24

This is a study i did yesterday
Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Just got back from a wonderful 5- day workshop on Quadra Island at the Firesign Art & Design Studio. Worked with some wonderful people and I'm hoping they will post their work on the blog here soon. This was a little demo painting 16x20" acrylic/canvas....more coming! comments welcome , Brian

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

All the best!!

Wish was part of the workshop too! I'm sure it will go superbly and with so much given and learnt. Bless you Brian.


Hi everyone, sorry I haven't responded to or posted anything for a while, i'm away doing a workshop and will be back in a few days. love all the work posted here and thanks for keeping the blog alive in my absence! Brian

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some of my Daughter's Things 12x16

This one i did yesterday,i am enjoying
still life painting ,havent done that
much till recenently
thanks for looking

Monday, May 11, 2009

At the Beach with Bumpa

16 X 20
Just finished this one yesterday. And it "clicked" with the burnt sienna, it actually looked like a negative prior to adding colour. Thank you so much Brian.
Comments welcome..

Sunday, May 10, 2009

This is a 16x20" acrylic from a photo I took in Alexandria VA while visiting a friend. C&C always appreciated. 

Crop Pickers 12x16

This little study i did this morning
thanks for looking

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Harvest 3 16x20

This is a larger figurative study,i did this tonite
Thanks so much for looking

The Hitchiker

Hello Gang, long time. I did this one today, my first portrait. I think I need a touch of lighter value on the right eye. I've been busy with others, but haven't posted. Look forward to writing some comment below. Julie

16X12 Acrylic

Harvest 12x16

This is a little study i did today
Thanks for looking

Friday, May 08, 2009

Planting 16x20

This is one i did today, i was interested because
of the abstract shapes

Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Few Greek Olives 12x16

I did this one tonite, these were on my dinner table
thanks for looking