Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lets Eat 16x20

I just finished this one,the subject was taken from a shot i took at an afternoon

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wolfgang 16x20

This is another friend who was at lunch last weekend

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Afternoon Tea 20x24

This was painted from a ref photo i took last weekend at a lunch
out in the country,, i liked the way the dappled light fell on them
and that huge cactus in the background

Monday, May 24, 2010

This is a little 16x20" acrylic house portrait a friend asked me to do. I don't guess anyone is dead to do a house portrait but it's kind of a fun little exercise to work within the given constraints.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

This is 18x24" acrylic. This is my first painting in a few weeks. I wasn't feeling it for a while, so I just took a break. I kinda struggled with this one, but I'm glad I got out the paints anyway.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Diane's New Book

Some great news...
Diane Lair, an art student of Brian Simons, has had her first children's picture book published. It is a delightful story about her little Westie, Miss Muggles. The book is called Miss Muggles, the Comical Dog. The book was illustrated by Donna Jean, another art student of Brian's. Children of all ages are enjoying this story over and over again. Grandparents, parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, anyone with kids' in their lives, might want to buy a copy and share the Miss Muggles' story with them.
For your copy call or email Diane Lair... 250 655-3446
The book costs $16.00 plus tax ($2.00).
Congratulations, Diane.
We wish you great success.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rushing Water 24x30

This is one i did this afternoon, i tried to capture the movement of the water
This is a subject i always enjoy,rocks and water ,thanks for looking

Pine 22x30

This is one i just finished, i was driving around Tubac in the afternoon and this
caught my eye.  I liked the way the light hit this tree and the peaceful mood this
view evoked

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Roy 12x16

This is a portrait of a friend that i did today
thanks for looking

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cactus Flower 16x20

this cactus was blooming on my property and i just had to
try and paint this,i loved the abstract color and design

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Untitled 16x20

Here is another that i did this evening, more rocks and water

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Zebras by Barbara French

Here is a painting by Barbara French , a participant in the Vancouver workshop last weekend. Click here to see some paintings by other participants. Brian

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Had a wonderful workshop in Vancouver this weekend....soooo much fun. Many thanks to all the participants.
This is a demo painting done at that workshop: "Veggie Basket" 16x20" acrylic on canvas. Comments welcomed, Brian.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

River Boats

A small one tonight, 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Sunday, May 02, 2010

This is an 18x24" acrylic. I made a couple changes and took a better photo. Thanks for the help Brian!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Don't Have a Cow!

18x24 oil/canvas - had fun painting a similar cow this past winter and wanted to try another one, in oil and bigger than an 8x8. Takes me much longer to paint in oil than acrylic (hee hee). Thanks :) Sharka