Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pastry Chef 16x20

This is a commission that may hang on the wall in the Tubac
Deli, the chef is my friend Mike ,i need to finish the hands
and see if im done ,may tweek it a little after that
comments welcome

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Toothpaste 12x16

This is another one from today
thanks for looking

Jam 12x16

This is a little 12x16 that i did
this morning
comments welcome

Friday, February 26, 2010

Where lights and shadows are knited tightly...

It's a try...
it is not my best
but I liked the

acrylic on canvas

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Autumn Rose 16x20

this is one i finished today,thanks for looking

Garden Flowers

16x20" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, Yorky

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunset Reflections

18x24" Acrylic on canvas.

Stagecoach Driver 24x30

I did this one today for a gallery
show in March
thanks for looking

Saturday, February 20, 2010

3 pears in a blue plate

acrylic on canvas - 12"/10"

It relax me to paint natures mortes. It changes me from
other paintings harder  to do for me.  It is fun to do.
I like to paint something and have or give and impression
of something else. Like here, for me it is birds flight.
you are free to agree or not... it's a game !

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sax 16x20

This is today's effort
comments welcome

Countryside Bliss

20x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, Artist60164

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Indian Woman 16x20

This is a woman i saw at the
Tumacocori Fiesta
comments welcome


Just had CHEK TV in my studio before lunch filming my work, me painting, and a couple of my workshop students. One of my workshop participants who knew someone at the TV station, suggested they do an article on me and my workshops and to my amazement, they came to the studio, cameras and all and got what they needed.
The clip will be on a show called "ISLAND 30" Airing Friday, Feb. 19th, channel 6 at 6:30PM and again at 10:30pm. All went well and am grateful for the opportunity to share my work, book and workshops. Special thanks to painters Steve Murphy and Ina Beaveridge who offered to come and talk about the workshops.
Below is a 10 minute value study of a painting while being interviewed. 16x20" acrylic/canvas.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Done today, 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome! Brian

John 12x16

This is a good friend,
did this today also

thanks for looking

Aztec Drummers 16x20

I was at the Tubac Festival yesterday taking some ref photos
here is a painting i did of these Aztec Drummers
comments welcome

Sunday, February 14, 2010

This is 18x18" acrylic. Would love feedback on this one. One thing in particular... the left-most arm in this one, not sure if that looks way too long.


A small one today 16x20" acrylic...wanted to push the color here. Brian

Saturday, February 13, 2010

nature morte

One I did last week.
See letters being part of the painting
as an other sign.
acrylic  on canvas    - 14"/10"

Long time I haven't join you...

The Woodcarver 12x16

This is a painting of my friend ,who is a woodcarver.
i did this one today
comments welcome

Golden Pond

18x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, H.Sparrow

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Festival Vendor 16x20

Here is another from the ref shots i took today
thanks for looking

Wagon Driver 16x20

I was at the Tubac Festival and i was looking for ref
subjects, This one is a wagon driver who took people
around the village with his horses,
comments welcome

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mother and Child 16x20

I did this subject about a year ago,thought i would try it
again,this is my friends daughter with her new born,Thanks
for looking

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

My Daughter Watching the Tube 16x20

This is one i did today,i had done the same subject earlier as
a study,thanks for looking

Monday, February 08, 2010

Girl in a Yellow Gown 12x16

This is a study i did today of one of my sons friends
who were singing with his band.
comments welcome

Time For Reflection

18x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, Lorijo

Sunday, February 07, 2010

This is an 18x18 acrylic. I wanted to try something really abstract and just play with laying down strokes.
This is a 24x30 in acrylic. I wasn't able to get a great photo of this yet but would love some feedback. Specifically, I'm wondering if others see the same issues I do with the figure. Also, not sure if those crossbars throw things off or not.
Everyone has to paint lily pads at some point right? Of course Joanna and I still love your lily pads in our home Brian. This is 18x24" acrylic.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Monsoon Over the Santa Ritas 24x30

This is one i did today
Thanks for looking, i worked from photos i had of
clouds and others i had of the Santa Rita Mountains

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I meant to spend a lot less time on this 12"x12" portrait of my son and granddaughter...did I wreck it Brian? I did finally get a resemblance...Onward and upward!

By The River

20x30" acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, snowgoose

Hi Brian! This a more recent painting I did last month with a knife. c&c welcome

Bye the way anyone interested is seeing my blog can type my name ralph legros into google and click on impressionism.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Maligne Lake

20x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Jasper National Park Alberta
Landscapes Of Canada series

Thank you all for the comments on my paintings.

After Waterhouse 16x20

This subject is a painting by Waterhouse who in
my opinion is a master. I took an image of one of his
paintings and cropped it and did this study
comments welcome

Bruce Peninsula

20x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Near Tobemary Ontario
Lancscapes Of Canada series

Painted with permission from

This is another painting I did last fall.

This is a 16x20 in acrylic. Would love any C&C.

Giddy River Valley

20x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Melville Island
Northwest Territories
Landscapes Of Canada series

Painted with permission from NRCan along with about nine other paintings in this series. Thank you Joanne.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Trail 18x24

This is one i did today
Thanks for looking

Sunset Gold

18x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, thepicardythird

Lac Des Deux Mountagnes

20x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Ile Bizard Quebec.

This beautiful painting was done with a $1.00 pastry brush that I bought at the dollar store.
So go figure when it comes to brushes.

But the funny part about all this I'm only painting with a painting knife now. The next painting I will post has been done only with a painting knife.

What I really want to say about all this, is I really try to get out of the way and let God make the decisions and do the painting. Learned that from your book Brian.

Monday, February 01, 2010