Saturday, July 31, 2010


A new painting today, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Friday, July 30, 2010


A little demo painting done at a Victoria workshop last weekend using the 7-step method. Comments welcomed. Brian

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Catalinas 24x30

I was recently working as artist in residence at the Mirival Resort, i did alot of paintings there and
took alot of ref photos, this one is painted from one of them

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Paris Street Scene 16x20

I did this one tonite, i may work more on it,im not sure yet

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cottage by the Lake 16x20

I took a more impressionistic approach with this one
thanks for looking

Winter Street

Done as a demo in a Boone, NC workshop this summer. 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Here's a better picture finally got the camera to work. Had to rework the face a bit last night.

Oil on Canvas 18x24 I tried my first figure painting in oil. This is my neice at one of her recent dance recitals. Hope everyone's having a great summer! Sharka

Tucson Mountains 16x20

this is one i just finished ,thanks for looking

Friday, July 23, 2010


This is a painting of a sailboat by my friend Gail Bedell, who participated in one of the workshops we did in Boone, North Carolina this last week. I'm posting it here not only because I love it, but because it is a wonderful example of how little it takes to say the essential thing in a painting. No detail here, just the essentials. I asked her to stop the painting at this point because I thought there was nothing else to say. How often in our paintings do we try to say everything and we risk destroying the piece as a result? Here, you understand what the subject is without all the detail and with minimal brushstrokes. I was struck by the simplicity here, the color and exciting brushwork!
What else needs to be said! How beautiful just as it is????
Thank you Gail for your contribution here.....a lesson for us all!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Done tonight, 14x18" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Monday, July 12, 2010

Market Scene

Another small one tonight 14x18" a/c Comments welcomed. Brian


A small floral today, 14x18" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Sunday, July 11, 2010


A recent painting 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Life again

                      Fish again, but last. Here life and joy.
                      acrylic   36''/8''

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


A little one today, 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Monday, July 05, 2010

Shoppers 16x20

this is one i did this morning from a ref photo i took at cosco
thanks for looking

Friday, July 02, 2010


A little one today, 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The pond

                                                    The pond ( life is coming back )
                                                              acrylic 48''/14''