Sunday, May 19, 2019

GLO BUNNY II

7” X 4”
Oil
This is my second attempt at Glo Bunny and I couldn’t be happier.
My daffodils started to bloom - then it snowed and they stopped.
I’m hoping for a bouquet 💐 soon. 
All the best MB

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SILLY RABBIT

12” X 12”
Oil
Silly Rabbit - again
Today I started working on Rabbit Ears Motel
AKA “NO VACANCY”
Thanks a bunch MB



Sunday, May 12, 2019

SPACE STATION AGAIN


12” X 12”
Oil
Here’s my story 
I have painted the Space Station, Rabbit Ears Motel, Lyon Drug, Lightning and
numerous historic scenes around Steamboat Springs, CO
MY HOME TOWN
I have never taken the time to photograph any of those paintings in a professional 
manner. My iPhone is great for my blog but not for any kind of reproduction.
I’m going to repaint all those previous scenes that I like and get them photographed by a professional
and start a professional collection of images. You’re going to see a bunch of paintings repeated
by the by this could take me awhile. I have 2 down and 4 more to go right now.
I may partner with a local art printer in the future to see if there’s any market for prints.
I dislike the idea but it may come in handy.

After all these years I figured out a streamlined paint tube selection.
Duh!
I’ve set aside an individual box, put all the colors from the painting I’m working on in
the box. That way when I need a color I don’t have to hunt through all my paints and if
I forget how many reds I’ve selected they’re all in the box.
My color palette for Space Station. Lots of reds!

I love cheap brushes. I forget to clean them, I abuse them.
I’d rather buy more new ones than try to fix the dried paint.
I still love savvy soap to clean my brushes - when I remember.
I also use it on my hands - works great as an all around cleaner too.
I buy a gallon it lasts for years.
That’s it for now. Hope all is well MB

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

BUNNY RABBIT


4” X 4”
Oil
SOLD
His original name was patches but somewhere along the way he lost his patches 
of color. I can’t explain how he lost his patches, so he became Bunny Rabbit instead.
Sometimes I try to paint harder edges, defining the idea but then I look at it and it
feels wrong. So I end up with a patchless(I doubt that’s even close to a word)
bunny. Then I wonder if I should frame it?! I usually end up bringing it to the gallery
anyway because I thought he was kinda cute and voila somebody takes him home. 
Thanks a bunch of 🥕🥕🥕🥕 MB




Monday, May 6, 2019

BREAD & BUTTER

Space Station Too!
18 X 12
Oil
SOLD
The Space Station downtown has been a fan favorite. 
It’s my bread and butter scene of downtown Steamboat Springs, CO.
I can’t tell you how many I’ve painted - I should keep better notes.
I never get tired of this scene. It keeps me in paint and new brushes.
I’m thankful for the enthusiasm for this image.
I have another one on my wall ready to go.
Thanks MB