Monday, February 28, 2011

Been working on some large ones, have several going at the same time which is a first for me. This is 30X40 Oil.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


A demo painting at a workshop this last weekend. Comments welcomed.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Demonstration Calif. coast 16x20

Went to Tucson this morning to do a talk and demonstration for an Artist Guild

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Canyon November" 16x20" acrylic/board..comments welcomed. Brian


"Goats" 16x20" acrylic/board.....a messy little one today, but has some good qualities to it.

Coast 16x20

This morning's effort

Setting Sun

20x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo reference, jocelynsart

Here is what I was telling you about Brian. Did this painting yesterday with the brush didn't like so I redid it today with the knife.

Have a really great day everyone and happy painting!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Winter Stream 16x20

This is this mornings effort
thanks for looking

Market Scene 16x20

this is one i started last nite and finished this morning

Hiking Road

20x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo reference, Strawberry Wine

Here is a knife painting I did yesterday. I know it has a few issues but I have received a lot of positive feedback on this one so far. Have a great day everyone and happy painting!

All comments welcome.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


"Ski Trail"  16x20" acrylic/board.  Knife painting from a photo on wet canvas. Thx to the contributor. Comments welcomed. Brian

Last Day Workshop Demo 16x20

This mornings demo on the last day of two 2 day workshops

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Venice Study 11x14

a study i did tonite

Marine Study

"Marine Study" 16x20" acrylic/board...done with palette knife. Comments welcomed. Brian


"California Coast III" 16x20" acrylic/board......done again with palette knife. Comments welcomed. Brian

this is a 30x40" acrylic. It's similar to one I've done previously--I really like glasses of water and reflections and shadows and all that. I might whiten up the brights here a bit... maybe too much chroma in there.

Friday, February 18, 2011


"Beach Trail" 16x20" acrylic/board......comments welcomed. Brian


'White Sands' 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian


A new one: "The Beach" 16x20" acrylic/board...done with a palette knife from a photo on WetCanvas..ths to the contributor.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


A little study in cubism... was having some fun! Next one will be a "Moonet"! And then I'm working on the "Moona Lisa".

18x24 acrylic/canvas.

Hope everyone is well, all the posted paintings look great! ~ Sharka


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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Red Fishboat

"Red Fishboat" 16x20" acrylic/board...comments welcomed. Brian

California Coast I

"California Coast I" 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcomed. Brian

John 12x16

i did this study last nite

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ginny 12x16

This is my morning effort

On the Dock

Done this morning 16x20" acrylic/board "On the Dock" comments welcomed. Brian


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

Neil Young 16x20

i tweeked this a bit ,its finished now

Hello There old friends and new. Thought I would post a few of the paintings I did while in Hawaii. Brian and Dave, lots of fun stuff to paint here, hope you will visit when my house is finished!! I finally started to get the hang of oils, and these are my first attempt at plein air as well they are smaller pieces. Back on the west coast looking forward to some intense studio time.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Neil Young 16x20

Have been working on commisions for a while, had to loosen up with
this quick study


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


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

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Nancy 16x20

Was at the Tubac Fesitval today. Went to the art store ,Beads of Tubac where i do workshops and did a portrait demonstration of another artist named Nancy. This is 16x20


Done this afternoon from a photo on wetcanvas. Thx to the contributor. "Boats" 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcome. Brian

Coastal Village

Done this morning...from an image on Wet Canvas...thx to the contributor. "Coastal Village" 16x20" acrylic/board. Comments welcome , Brian