Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Misquite by a Wash 16x20

went for a walk last nite at dusk,had my camera ,i was struck by the way the
afternoon light light up this old misquite so i took a shot and painted this
today,thanks for looking

New Blog

here is the address for my new blog, will add links to this site later:

Monday, March 29, 2010

2nd Day Worshop Demo 16x20

This was a portrait demo that i did this morning
for a workshop class
comments welcome


A little 7-step demo done during a workshop this last weekend. 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian


Done today, 24x30" oil/canvas.comments welcomed. Brian

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Workshop Demo 16x20

im doing a two day workshope here in Tubac,
this is a demo i did this morning
comments welcome

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cows 24x30

i saw these guys on my way to work one morning
i started this today,may do more tomorrow,not sure

Some Flowers on my Table 16x20

This is one i did this morning
comments welcome

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Clouds Over I-10 24x30

I did this one today and made the clouds the center of interest
comments welcome

Adirondack Abstraction

16x20" Acrylic on canvas.

I'm getting fed up doing these landscape abstractions. I'm going back to the Seven Steps method of Brian's for the next painting which will be a big one 24x48" with the brush. This is the only canvas I have left because I ran out of canvas experimenting and I don't feel like running out and buying any more today. My wife and I like the picture and if I can pull it off I will try to sell it to her for the price of a bingo session but she is a really tough sell.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thunder at My Door 24x30

This is the north view from my house and this is what it looks like
during the monsoon season
comments welcome

Cherry Suite

This is a work in progress...18x24 oil on canvas. I wanted to give oil a try and something different -comical and fun. This is one of Victoria's character homes, built in 1890 on Catherine Street. What do you think? Sharka :)

Quiet Vibrations Of Color

20x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, Malope

Monday, March 22, 2010


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

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Coast 16x20

This is one i finished up tonite
comments welcome
24x24" acrylic. I'd been wanting to set up these boots of mine in a still life for some time. I was just waiting to break them in enough.
I did try to tone the white down focusing on warm and cool. I don't think I did great, but the painting does look better. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to photograph this one in natural light, so part of the difference is due to different light. Anyway, thanks for the help.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

18x24 acrylic. I had a little trouble with sky... still not sure how it connects with the water. Thanks for any comments.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Seine 16x20

This is one where i took a more impressionist approach
comments welcome

The River at Dawn 11x14

This is a little one i just finished
Thanks for looking

Abandoned in a Hayfield 16x20

This is one i did this afternoon
comments welcome

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Untitled 12x16

comments welcome

River 16x20

This is one i just finished
comments welcome


Don't know what possessed me here to paint this as I'm not really a sports fan, but loved the colors of the image and after a few fauvy paintings, wanted to try something more representational. Comments welcomed. 20x24" oil/board.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Burro 12x16

This is a quick study with a very
limited palette
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Old Retired Truck 16x20

This is one i just finished
Thanks for looking,tried to keep it loose

Going With The Flow

24x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, lisilk

Painting with the brush or knife is the question for me now. With the brush the painting flows and are finished in a short time. With the knife it's always a struggle and takes a lot longer to finish. I know with the knife I will eventually paint really beautiful paintings. Ditto with the brush. It's like walking on a fence. Not always easy making decisions. I think I will go with my feelings and go with the brush for now.

Monday, March 15, 2010

This is an 18x24" acrylic. Pretty safe but was in the mood for something safer. This was from a photo I took on a trip to the NC coast. It was a little vacation to return there with a painting.

Storm A Coming

18x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo Reference, hourigan

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Another today, 8x10" oil/board...comments welcome. Brian

Abandoned 12x16

This is an old abandoned house at the edge of
comments welcome


Done today 11x14" oil on board. Comments welcomed.
This is a 24x30" acrylic. I haven't liked anything I've painted for weeks now. Oh well, a dry spell is probably good for us every now and then.


Another one today: "Port 2" 11x14" oil/boards. Comments welcomed. Brian


"Wee Boats" Wee painting too! probably the smallest I've done in 10 years. 8x10" oil/board. Comments welcomed.

Trolley 12x16

This is one i did yesterday
comments welcome

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Paris Rooftops 12x16

another study

Stream 12x16

a little study in color
comments welcome


Another today, 11x14" oil/board. Comments welcomed. Brian


A small one this morning, a bit more traditional. 11x14" oil/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Friday, March 12, 2010

Memories of Autumn 11x14

This is a little study i did tonite

White Birch

Hello; it's the stranger here. Finally did some painting recently. I liked this one. It's 36X48 acrylic, which I haven't painted with in awhile and I'm really enjoying it. feels a little tighter here then in reality.

Coast 20x24

This is one i did this afternoon
Thanks for looking


This done later this afternoon 11x14" oil on board. Comments welcomed. Brian


Another today, 11x14" oil/board...comments welcomed. Brian

Tucson Mountains - Dusk 20x24

This is one i started yesterday,and finished it up today
your comments are welcome


Another small one today, 11x14" oil on board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Another little painting today, 11x14" oil on board. Comments welcomed, Brian

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

San Juan Capistrano 11x14

This is a quick little study i did tonite
Comments welcome

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Winter Scene 11x14

Only had about 20 min to paint today
thought i would do a winter scene since
its almost over
comments welcome


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