Thursday, September 30, 2010

Santa Rita Dusk 6'x3' - Finally finished

I finally finished this commission, i may have posted it at an earlier stage, dont remember,i started this in the spring for a client here in Tubac, They went back up north and have recently returned for the winter. I  set it aside for a while ,there were some things i had to resolve, This was tricky because i had to try and capture the dusk light coming from behind the viewer and also the cooler
light from the moon and sky.  I will call this one done as i think i have what i want now
comments welcome

The Chaperones at The Movies

Here is my latest finished work - The Chaperones at The Movies

Newspaper Armature, Sculptamold (a paper & gypsum compound) & Acrylics on a 36" x 48" Wood Panel

I love poking fun at both ends of the age spectrum because we've all been there as ridiculous teens and soon enough we are going to be entertaining seniors!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Canyon View 16x20 0il

This is another one i did today of a view from the north rim
comments welcome

Coast 16x20

This is today's effort, thanks for looking

Sunday, September 26, 2010


just got back from spending a week at the
Miraval Resort working as artist in residence.
Here is one of the paintings i did while there,
its 16x20. Thanks for looking

Tired 16x20

This is one i did this morning
thanks for looking

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Maple Trees - Chubby Art by Alison Galvan

I've just completed this piece entitled Maple Trees. The trees were sculpted using Sculptamold and painted with Acrylics on a 30" x 60" wood panel.

This is an unusual piece for me, I'm still trying to determine whether I like or not.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I did these the past two evenings. They're each 24 x 24" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Step 2 Maple Trees

I've sculpted a forest of maple trees on this 30" x 60" wood panel, and today I'm going to paint it. This I will be doing as I wait for "The Chaperones" to dry before painting them. I'm trying to always have pieces in different stages so that I am never just sitting on my hands waiting. I've got my own little sweat shop going!

I know it doesn't look like much right now, but just wait, it's going to be beautiful!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Water's Edge 16x20

This is one i did this morning
thanks for looking

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Canyon de Chelly 24x36

This is one i started yesterday and finished this morning. This is a canyon in northern
Arizona.  Thanks for looking

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Economy Class - Chubby Art by Alison Galvan

Economy Class has newspaper armature, is sculpted using Sculptamold, a paper & Gypsum compound, & painted with Acrylics on a 36x48 wood panel.

Inspired by my own experiences of airplane travel and the multitudinous stories that appear on the internet of other peoples trials and tribulations. Air travel in todays world is just one of those things that you must have a sense of humour about because invariably you are in situations that if you don't laugh, you will break down and cry, commit hari kari, and be on news at 11. I chose to laugh myself (and paint humourous paintings to poke fun at the whole insane situation!)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Impressionist Tree, 16x20"

Painted this scene this morning. Thanks for looking.
This is a little 16x20 acrylic/canvas I did very quickly with the 7 steps. It's of a lake near Boone, NC.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


A new one today 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Nice to be back painting again after a week or so. Brian

On the street

Acrylic 13''/26''
2010 August

Monday, September 06, 2010

Updated: beach scene, 16x20"

Update on the beach scene. There were several things bugging me so I've addressed most of them here. Elliot - thanks for your note on my earlier version.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Beach breakers, 16x20"

Painted this on Saturday. Did not want to fiddle with the figures. When I wanted to reach for the smaller brush I stopped myself and took this photo. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Mountain Stream 16x20

This is one i did this afternoon, limited palette, minimal brushwork
thanks for looking

Checkout 16x20

This is one i did yesterday, thanks for looking

Thursday, September 02, 2010


This is one of only four paintings I did this summer. Although it looks really abstract it is taken from a photo of fungus growing in the trunk of a palm. It was a house warming gift I did in and for friends in Hawaii. It is acrylic two canvases, total 36"X48 I think. Was great to paint again even if I had zero supplies, no easel, and one paint brush.