Friday, December 31, 2010

Bearded fellow with bird on head and shoulder, 16x20"


I painted this yesterday. Unfortunately I had to do so many error corrections that the original burnt sienna does not show through. Ah, well, at least I can always paint more and learn. Thanks for looking. Happy New Year!

another portrait

This is another portrait in oil of my good friend
thanks for looking

Thursday, December 30, 2010


A quick little one done today, 16x20" "HOODOO HOMESTEAD" Comments welcomed. Brian

commission 14x18

This is an attempt of a portrait commission
for a good friend

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! 16x20"


New painting today! Best wishes to everyone today and hope 2011 is the best year ever for each of you! Brian
"Desert Floor" 24x30" acrylic/canvas

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Canyon Snow II 16x20

just finished this one

Holiday Greetings :)

Wishing you all family and friends at your fireside, happiness in your home and joy in your heart this holiday season. All the best for a happy, healthy and creative 2011!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS :) Sharka
PS: Image isn't a painting, but another passion of mine~paper!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

cliff 12x16

thinking of warmer climates now like the california coast

Ice 11x14

11x14 study i did yesterday. I wanted to concentrate more on the
feeling of this icy river rather than trying for detail and accuracy, I used brushes and
a palette knife while doing this impression

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This is an 18x24" inch acrylic I did this past weekend. Another straight-up 7-stepper.

Canyon Snow 16x20

This is one i did this afternoon
thanks for looking

Monday, December 20, 2010


Done tonight,"Chicken with Jugs" 24x30' acrylic/canvas. Painted from a photo on Wet Canvas. Thx to the contributor. Comments welcomed. Brian

Sunday, December 19, 2010

This is 24x24". I was feeling a little frustrated with my painting in the last week or so. I think I was painting with no focus or energy. I decided to go back to a basic 7-stepper and feel like it got me back on track. Thanks Brian!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fogotten 4 11x14

another fun subject to paint

My Cat 12x16

This is today's portrait of my cat
Thanks for looking


New one today: "Red Cliffs" 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Country Barn

24x30 Acrylic on canvas.
Photo reference, judwal

Actually all the paintings that I have posted were painted last summer or last fall Brian. At the moment I am not painting and into photography. When I do go back to painting I will try to get out of the way and let my higher creative self decide which style to paint in.

Warm regards, happy, happy, holidays and happy painting to you and everyone!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Mighty Columbia #2

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

Sunset Valley 2

20x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference tonyjazz

Have a really great day everyone and happy painting!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Forgotten 3 12x16

This is a larger effort , im enjoying these old cars

Forgotten 2 11x14

Here is a little study i did this morning
thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


A little one done tonight: 16x20" acrylic/canvas "Burrard St. Bridge". Comments welcomed. Brian

Forgotten 11x14

one of today's painting efforts

Monday, December 13, 2010

Soothing Vibrations Of Color

20x30" acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, Malope

Have a really great day everyone and happy painting!


Done last night: "Cattle" 30x36" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Autumn Stream 16x20

This is a larger one i painted tonite
thanks for looking

sailing Inferno

20x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, Cosme D.Churruca


Done today , "The Mighty Columbia" 24x30" acrylic/canvas....Comments welcomed. Brian

Another Study

this is from a ref photo that Brian sent me
comments welcome

3 studies

Here are 3 studies i did this morning
comments welcome

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Poppy Field

20x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo reference, agonlady

Have a really great day and happy painting!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Seascape 16x20

I did this one after dinner tonite with a limited palette
your comments are appreciated

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Cottonwood December 12x16

went out today and did a quick plein air, about half an hour or so
comments welcome

A few years ago, I didn't know I could paint. I met Brian Simons, and he showed me how. This week I went live on an exciting new online gallery called ArtQuiver that invited me to show with them. Brian, you're an amazing artist, teacher, and friend... thanks for everything!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Fall Colors

20x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo reference, juneto

Have a really great day everyone and happy painting!

Monday, December 06, 2010


Another desert painting today from a photo in AZ. "Desert Landscape" 24x30" acrylic/canvas.
Comments welcomed. Brian

Sunday, December 05, 2010

'River Rapture'

Hi Everyone!
Well it has been many a moon since last I posted here,
but I have been busy painting none the less...
This piece is the fifth in a series of paintings I completed
this fall that where inspired by a late September
plein air excursion to the Cowichan River
here on southern Vancouver Island.
Oil on canvas 24 x 30.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated!

Friday, December 03, 2010


done today, 24x30" acrylic/canvas....kinda funky! Comments welcomed. Brian

I have been painting but haven't been good about posting... so here's a few I've done in the past week or so. They're all 30x30" except the bottom one is 16x20".