Wednesday, December 28, 2016

MB'S FAVORITES 2016





I've gotten it together before New Years - yeah!
My little book is ready for your viewing pleasure.
I struggled with the image for the cover and changed it over and over again
and kept coming back to this image. I love this cow more than I can say. 
There are so many options to purchase my little collection of favorites see link below.
Thanks for being there!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

GIRLS ON THE RUN PROCESS

Here are all 30" X 30" paintings on my wall.
Girls on the Run is the last in the series and I'm having some troubles with
it - I will post more soon. It changed a bunch today and I'm not sure if it's for the better.
Thanks a bunch MB

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NEVER LOOK BACK

30" X 30" oil on panel
I haven't been able to get a great photo but here's the finished painting - I think you get the idea.
There are 3 paintings in this winter series - I'm working on the last one titled
Girls on the Run. I would like to show these in January but not sure if I can get it
all together in time. We'll see how that goes.
Thanks for taking a look. MB
 
 

Monday, December 12, 2016

NEVER LOOK BACK - Process

30" X 30" oil on panel
My new favorite cheap brush
Royal Langnickel Zen #14
This brush loads more paint for a larger painting but not as much paint as a bristle brush 
is thicker than my Loew - Cornell American painter brushes 
 seems to last longer, hold a sharp line and it's a short handled brush which is my favorite kind of brush. 
I also found a use for my Permalba White which is a mixture of titanium white and zinc white.
 Remember when I gave away all my supplies this summer? I think I gave away 6 large 
tubes of Permalba White because I couldn't figure out how to use this transparent white.
Well it finally came to me how to use this transparent white to my advantage - duh!
It works great as an undercoat for titanium white or a feathery over glaze to dull a color especially 
for the feel or look of snow. I'm sure I'll find more applications for Permalba now that I get
how it works. Guess I better order some more. Go figure.
Thanks for taking a look. MB
 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

RING A DING DING!

HOLIDAY SALE & OPEN STUDIO
DECEMBER 8 - 9 & 10
NOON TILL 5PM
MB's studio 43400 CR 36
(top of the hot springs road - AWD or 4WD recommended)
Or by appointment
970-879-0350(text works best)
Email mbwraps@yahoo.com
Stop by and keep me company while I paint. Fa la la la la!
 
 
 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

FIRST FRIDAY "IT'S HIP TO BE SQUARE"

Tonight I will be demo painting for CVA's First Friday Event.
Here's a sneak peak of our "Twelve X Twelve" 2016 show.
If you're in town stop by the gallery looks great.
 
December 2nd 5:00 - 8:00pm
Center for Visual Arts
837 Lincoln Ave. 
Steamboat Springs, CO
 
Have a fun weekend!