Monday, January 31, 2011


Done today, 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

venice 2

another quick study


Here is a pic of a student's painting taken at the workshop yesterday. The student, Paul Bennett was an invited guest at the workshop and is doing an article on me. I think his painting turned out wonderfully and I think he's happy to.  Hope he leaves it alone.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dome of the Rock

Done today as a demo painting at a workshop using the 7-step method. 16x20" acrylic/canvas.
Comments welcomed. Brian

Venice 8x10

another quick study

Streetscene 8x10

This is a 20 min study i did tonite

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Old Timer 16x20

I went to the car show in Tubac this morning and saw this old guy on the side of the road while on my way. I painted this one this afternoon from a photo i took

Friday, January 28, 2011

Red Hat Society 16x20

I was in the cafe this morning drinking coffee and this group came in and sat down, i had
to go and ask them if i could take a few shots
this painting is from on of the ref photos,will finish the lower part later on.

Korea - Woman Cleaning Fish

acrylic on canvas board, 12 x 16

I really liked the subject of this photo, from our Korean trip in 2006. Despite my attempts to paint more freely, I seem to be a bit of a detail person - never mind, I'm still new to this, and I'm still learning to use Brian's 7-step process. This took me about 5 hours. - Chris

Thursday, January 27, 2011


These thoughts came to me today...thought I'd like to share them:

The day we take our hands off ourselves, and begin to free our minds and hearts from our self-imposed constraints, limitations and ideas about what is right and good in painting, we begin to find the voice of our own authenticity, our own unique expression. When translated into paint, it gives others that same freedom and joy we experienced in creating it. Our work then takes on life and those qualities of 'being' that we are uncovering within ourselves.
I hope my day arrives soon!

Cow Got Your Tongue?

Finished this painting last week; I am working on a cow series. 18x24 acrylic/canvas. Hope you like it and comments are welcome :) Sharka

Tibetian Woman 16x20

I thought i would try a portrait today


Done today: "Rise"  16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Stream 16x20

This is this mornings painting effort, thanks for looking
This is a 40x30 acrylic I finished up last night. Comments welcome.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old Fort, 16x20"

Hello, I just finished this piece. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Done today 16x20" acrylic/board   Comments welcome. Brian

A Winter Stream 16x20

havent painted in about a week, had the flu
today im up and painting again

Saturday, January 22, 2011


A quick one this afternoon, "Pink Mountain" 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rock Corral Ranch 16x20

This is one i did today from a ref photo i took
while at a nearby ranch.Thanks for looking

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Done today..16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed.


This one done this morning from a photo taken on the Columbia River. "Slide" 16x20" acrylic on board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Done this afternoon, "On the Columbia" 16x20" acrylic/board. Painted from a recent photo. Comments welcomed. Brian


A little one done this morning...'Baha'i Temple Panama' 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Monday, January 17, 2011


Sedona Cliffs-16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. All knife work. Brian

Backroad Monument Valley

Another knife painting today..."Backroad Monument Valley"16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Thursday, January 13, 2011

This is an 18x24 acrylic. I was kinda playing around with color here... been tired of plain ole blue skies.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

High Tide on the Spit

Hi Brian and painters, here is my first painting of the year. High Tide on the Spit
acrylic on canvas 36"x24". Comments welcome.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Waterfalls 16x20

This is one i finished up this morning
Thanks for looking

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monument Valley III

New today, done mostly with palette knife. Comments welcomed. 16x20" acrylic/board

Smoked Herring 12x16

I did this little study this morning
comments welcome

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Oak in Fog 18x24

I did this one tonite, dont know if its done or not
thanks for looking


Done this afternoon, "SEDONA" 16X20" acrylic/board Comments welcomed. Brian

Morning Sun at Arches National Park

acrylic on canvas board, 12x16

Spectacular shadows and highlights in this view of Arches National Park - I hope I did it justice. Tried to keep it more abstract. - Chris

Desert Dusk 12x16

Navajo Land

Done the other day, but tuned up this morning. "NAVAJO LAND" 16x20" acrylic/board.
Comments welcomed. Brian

Friday, January 07, 2011


Done tonight, 16x20" acrylic/board. "SW LANDSCAPE STUDY"....loved the landscape patterns
in the southwest. Comments welcomed. Brian


I thought today i would do more pickels, did this subject
before ,wanted another go at it

Utah - Bryce Canyon

acrylic on canvas, 12x16

After a long break from painting, was eager to get back to it. We were just stunned by the multicoloured hoodoos in Bryce Canyon - difficult to give the impression of all the striations and jagged rocks while not focussing on the details. - Chris

Thursday, January 06, 2011


Done today mostly with palette knife. "Monument Valley III " acrylic on board....16x20" Comments welcomed. Brian

Crepúsculo sobre a Guanabara

Title: Crepúsculo sobre a Guanabara
Acrylic on canvas
91cm X 121cm
by Bruno de Oliveira***

*Any feedback is very welcome

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


After seeing the beautiful job Dave did on his Airstream painting, I was inspired to try a trailer, but this time
with only a palette knife....had lots of fun with this although quite messy! Comments welcomed. Brian


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

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


Had so much fun doing "Trailer" , had to try another one. This one is 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

Old Guy 12x16

Saw this old Model T ( i think) parked at
the post office this morning

Monday, January 03, 2011

Home Sweet Home 12x16

comments welcome
This is a 16x20 acrylic of a sunny day after some snow here in Boone, NC.