Sunday, August 30, 2009


Here's a little 16x20" a/c of cows done as a little demo in a workshop this weekend. Comments welcome.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Morred 12x16

This is a study i did this morning, wanted to suggest rather than render, so
there is no preliminary dwg. here
comments welcome

Friday, August 28, 2009


Hi, my daughter Amber had a Baha'i event in her home on Thurs. night. There were about 40 people who attended to hear music, see art and socialize. A wonderful evening. She invited me to do a quick painting, so I did one of the Shrine of the Bab' during the event,....a quick 1/2 hour study in burnt sienna on a 30x30" canvas. So here it is, a bit messy, but from a distance, looks OK. Comments welcome.

Taylor Street Second Attempt 16x20

i attempted this one again with a closer value
range,Thanks for looking

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nature's Magic

Finished #2 in my butterfly series today. I'm really tuned into photo's of some magnificant butterflies out there and I've enjoyed painting them so far. Acrylic 20x30, thanks for looking and always appreciate comments/critique~Sharka

Impressionistic Autumn Landscape 16x20

Fall is in the air here in AZ, a big relief so tody
i thought i would try an autumn landscape, i was mostly
interested in tone and mood in this one

Multi-tasking 12x16

This is one i did this morning
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Done tonight, 24x30" acrylic/canvas, comments welcomed. Brian

Monday, August 24, 2009

Train tracks..

18x26 oil/canvas. I tried a diferent hue of greens in this particular painting
with much more contrasts. love feedback. thanks for watching.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Study of a Hero 12x16

This is a study i did from a self portrait by
NCWyeth, one of my favorite painters
Thanks for looking

Sitting in the Sun 16x20

This is one i did over an older painting
Thanks for looking

Saturday, August 22, 2009


D0ne this afternoon, from a photo taken on a recent trip. 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Again , this is a little more representational than my usual stuff, but loved the image and wanted to see how it would go. Comments welcomed. Brian

Culver's Truck 12x16

I saw my friends old truck parked in Tubac
and thought it would make an interesting subject
took a photo came home and painted this
comments welcome

Friday, August 21, 2009

Catching Waves 12x`16

And yet another study of a beach scene
thanks for looking

Relaxing at the Beach 12x16

This is another little study i did today,
thanks for looking

Morning News at the Beach 16x20

This is one i did this morning thought i would jump
into some color,comments welcome

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Was in Camrose , Alberta last weekend doing a workshop for the folks there, a wonderful group. This little painting was done this afternoon from a photo of the park in the center of Camrose...forget the name of the lake.
Anyway, this one is 16x20" acrylic/canvas.....a bit more traditional for me. Comments welcomed. Brian

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Haven't painted for a few days...this one done today, 24x30" a/c...maybe a bit busy , but I'm OK with it. Comments welcome. Brian

Big Waves 16x20

This is one i did today, i have been enjoying
doing these beach scenes

Sunday, August 16, 2009

winter street scene

Hi bloggers. I haven't posted anything on here for a long time, but Brian's recent workshop and his new method was so inspiring and FUN that I actually have put paint to canvas again. Thanks Brian!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

At the Beach 16x20

This is one i did this evening
comments welcome

Through the trees...

24x39 oil/canvas. Hullo again placing a piece I just finished. Love feedback. thanks all :)

BB King 16x20

My son ,Adam is leaving home tomorrow for college,he is a guitar
fanatic and one of his heros is BB King so i thought i would
do a painting of him for his dorum wall.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nectarines & Grapes

Done today, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Tried to push the color further in this one. Comments welcomed. Brian

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Run on the Beach 16x20

This is one i did this afternoon,thanks for looking
Brian i reposted this painting ,i worked on it more,its done now


Done this morning, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


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

A Quiet Stream 16x20

This is todays effort
Thanks for looking


Thought you all might enjoy seeing some of the paintings from the Boone workshop that happened this last July.
I introduced a new painting method to the folks there, a 4-step method that is about painting what you see with your inner eyes as opposed to your outer eyes. This is a painting by SCOTT, one of the particpants. (Hope you don't mind Scott). Click here to see the website page featuring many of their paintings.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Woman in the Metro 16x20

thanks for looking


Done this morning 24x30" acrylic/canvas....comments welcome. Had lots of fun with the color here. Brian

Street Scene 12x16

This is a small study i did today,
wanted to explore some color
comments welcome

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Cala Lily

Finished today, tried something new, no burnt sienna "underpainting" just a quick sketch then painted. A good exercise but will go back to the burnt sienna value study as makes it easier to see the shapes. Comments welcome. 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas. Thanks Sharka

Friday, August 07, 2009

Cafe 16x20

This is one i did today, thanks for looking


Done this afternoon..24x48" a/c. Comments welcomed. Brian


Done this morning, a small one for me...11x14" a/c. Comments welcomed. Brian

Thursday, August 06, 2009

2 colors and White 16x20

This is a sidewalk cafe that i painted this afternoon.
I used one cool color,ultra blue and one warm, burnt sienna
and white, it amazes me how many color variations one can
get from a couple of colors.Thanks for looking


Did this one this morning as a demo for a little 6 yr old girl named Roya, whose family stopped by for a visit.
11x14" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Brian's Painting

My grandson Brian, joined me in the studio today to paint. Here he is with his 2nd painting!


Done yesterday, 24x30" a/c. Tried to keep things as simple as possible and let the color speak. Comments welcomed. Seemed to take on a very SouthWest flavor. Brian

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

Carne Asada 16x2

This is one im almost done with
Thanks for looking

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Evening News 12x16

another study i did tonite, this one is 12x16

Beach 12x16

Just finshed this little study this morning
comments welcome