Monday, December 2, 2019

WINSTON

8 X 6
Oil
Here’s Winston’s story
Winston loves life and his people (and really all people)
He loves cuddles on the couch, giving kisses, running
around crazy and playing at the dog park. 
Photo of Winston on the left 
I changed the scene a bit - what a happy, lucky dog!
Thanks MB


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SNO-BUG

SNO-BUG
24 X 24
Oil

Here’s the photo I bought on Alamy for the painting. 
Some day I’ll paint the entire scene but for now I just wanted
to paint the bug with the ski rack.

This isn’t a great photo - I’ll get a better photo when
the sun decides to return. 

I wanted to add the space station sign to the empty
space on the left. You can see the miniature space station 
photo I cut out and taped to the painting for a couple
of days before deciding to paint it on the canvas. 
Turned out it was the perfect size. 
Thanks a bunch!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

BLUE

5 X 8
Oil
I’ve been painting like crazy. Getting ready for the new gallery season
in Steamboat Springs. I’ve had a number of failures - which is the hardest thing
to overcome and keep working. 
Sorry for minimal posts 
I’m hoping for numerous successful paintings and posts going forward.
Thanks for hanging in! Hope all is well.
MB


Friday, October 4, 2019

BEGINNERS LUCK!

5 X 5
SOLD

5 X 5
SOLD

12 X 12
SOLD

5 X 5
SOLD

5 X 11
SOLD
These are the 5 paintings I brought into the Jace Romick Gallery 
last Wednesday - they are all sold! 
To celebrate I bought champagne 🍾 and cheesecake 
CHEERS!
MB

Friday, September 27, 2019

TEST UPDATE

First off I want to let you know the $120.00 painting panel experiment was a total bust.
The 2 panels arrived in a box full of packing peanuts and styrofoam(I detest those packing materials) I was depressed just opening the box. On top of that one panel was warped.
The panels were not stamped or identified as archival either, they looked like foam core covered
in craft paper. When I put my level on the warped panel I punched a hole in the panel.
Not very durable! Can’t have that in a gallery setting with art being moved from one wall to another.

I got on the phone immediately after accessing my options and called Elizabeth at Raymar panels and ordered 30 X 30’s. I’ve worked with these panels before they are a bit heavier but I know
the quality is there and the panels are stamped. 
Galleries need to know there’s a quality product underneath all that paint. 


On another note here’s what I’ve learned so far with my linen panel tests.
In order to get the look I want - paint sitting in the fabric impressions 
I cannot thin the oil. I have to apply the asphaltum or burnt sienna with a rag straight 
out of the tube. Slather it on and then wipe off the top of the fabric without removing 
the color from the crevasses. The panels are drying then I’ll do some more tests.
The idea is to use a palette knife technique leaving some of the linen to show through.
I saw an artist on line who paints palette knife style with old credit cards.
I’ll see if I can find that video to post later.
That’s it for now MB