Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Another one to add to my "cow series". I'm happy that I finished him today as I have been sick with this cold that's going around and I'm onto week 2 and still not 100%, ugh!
Acrylic on 20"x20" wooden panel. Comments appreciated :) Sharka


"Seascape II"...16x20" acrylic/board....Comments welcomed. Brian

Lingering By The River

20x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo reference jonquil

Brian this was a painting that you said was very busy and that I was going to get rid of, but seeing that it wasn't varnished I decided to redo it. The advantage of not varnishing right away is that you can redo the painting later on down the road.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Waterfall WIP

Here is the waterfall I am working on. What can I do for the foreground, do you think? More water? texture? The photo is a bit more colourful than the painting, thanks

Sunday, March 27, 2011


"Staithes Village'" 16x20" acrylic/board...knife painting.
Comments welcomed. Brian

Friday, March 25, 2011

gecko 1

Backyard in Hawaiian rental accommodation; photo-op becomes a painting-op. Had to darken the darks before this came to life! Comments welcomed.

Across The River

20x24" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo reference, ranunkel

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Campfire At The Beach

24x30" Acrylic on canvas.
Photo reference, melron49


"Skate" 16x20" acrylic/board...comments welcomed. Brian

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Buckeye Lake (Revision)

New version - just added a little thicker paint in the sky and the water. What do you think?


"FREIGHTER IN YELLOW" 16x20" acrylic/canvas....comments welcomed. Brian

Monday, March 21, 2011

Buckeye Lake

I have tried several different methods for painting, but I always come back to Brian's seven step method. It is what works best for me. Here is one I did of Buckeye Lake in Ohio. I would like some feedback as to what else I might need to do for this one, like maybe some thicker paint. Thanks for any tips.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


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

Friday, March 18, 2011


"RED BOATS"  acrylic/board  16x20" Comments welcomed. Brian


Port de Bizerte  16x20" acrylic/board....comments welcomed. Brian

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


"End of Winter" 16x20" acrylic/board..knife painting. Comments welcomed. Brian


"Port de Bizerte" 16x20" acrylic/canvas.  Comments welcomed. Brian

Monday, March 14, 2011


"Sea Legs"  16x20" acrylic/canvas....knife painting.  Comments welcomed. Brian


"Bastion Square Market" 16x20" acrylic/canvas....knife painting. Comments welcomed. Brian

Friday, March 11, 2011

Korea - Kimchi Pots in Winter Garden

Acrylic on canvas board, 12 x 16

Another in our Korean series. I wanted to try to return to the 7-step method and avoid concentrating on the details too much (as I tend to do). I was interested in the reflections on the kimchi barrels, so I concentrated on that and didn't spend too long on the painting. I'm really happy with many aspects of it, but I wonder if I should spend a bit more time on the texture of the wall, the garden, and the path - the painting seems a little too un-detailed for me.  What do you think? - Chris

Thursday, March 10, 2011


"Onions & Tomatoes" 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


"Moher Cliffs" 16x20" painted from a photo on WetCanvas. Thx to the contributor. Comments welcomed. Brian

In Progress

I was invited along with others to have a big show at the Tucson airport
i have about 14 paintings for the show,incl. in that are 4 large ones
36"48" This is one im working on now

Monday, March 07, 2011


A new painting done with a palette knife using a photo from WetCanvas. Thx to the contributor. Comments welcomed. Brian   "Still Life"  16x20" acrylic/board

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Done today, "Cattle", 16x20" acrylic/board...done with palette knife. Comments welcomed.

Sierra Sunrise 12x16

Thanks to the WC ref photo contributor

Pusch Ridge 12x16

this mornings effort

Friday, March 04, 2011

Beach Scene

i did this one this evening

I thought I would leave this as is. Had so much fun doing brother is teasing me how I have reverted to "Pet Portraits" to pay the rent!!

Harbour Study 12x16