Sunday, August 11, 2019

CHERRY PICKER

8 X 8
SOLD
I’ve been having an incredible month with numerous sales.
It’s been hard to keep up which is a good thing.
No complaints 
On another note the
White Hart Gallery building has been sold and the last day for the gallery is September 27th.
Cindy the owner is closing the business due to numerous personal issues.
I’ve known for some time this was coming it’s not a surprise.
Cindy has been more than accommodating by keeping me in the loop.
She was surprised at how fast the building sold figuring it would take a year or more. 
Best laid plans!
Anyway - I’m freaking out a bit
 Lots of hyperventilating going on along with unusual heart palpitations. 
Sorry for not communicating but it all happened a lot faster than anticipated.
More later
Thanks for hanging in and hanging on MB





Tuesday, July 9, 2019

TWILIGHT

4 X 4
Oil
SOLD
I’m on a roll for sure, sold some cows as well. 
I’m painting like crazy for the rest of the summer art season.
It’s a short, intense window to sell paintings in Steamboat Springs.
Thanks to White Hart Gallery and Cindy Arnis 
Cindy is a kind, thoughtful, honest and caring gallery owner.
These are rare qualities in the art world, I’m so lucky to have this opportunity.
Also, a shout out to all my followers 
Thanks for all the comments and emails. 
You guys are the best!
Later MB



Sunday, June 30, 2019

MY BEST SIDE

SOLD - WOOHOO!
Can’t believe it’s almost the 4th of July 
Yikes, I better get busy.
Summer arrived - it’s been nice to be outside.
Saw a doe and her fawn today in the yard. Should’ve had my camera.
They were soooo cute together that the traffic on my road stopped 
 for a minute or two. It’s hard for those city folks to slow down, pause and 
look. If they’d roll down their windows they would be serenaded by a forest
full of bird songs. I live in a beautiful place.
All the best MB


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

YOU’RE INVITED!

STEAMBOAT ART MUSEUM
Looking West: An Exhibition highlighting works by
American Women Artists 

Pony Express
30 X 30
Oil

Opening Reception with the Artists 
Friday, June 28 6:00 - 8:00pm

The juried show features 150 paintings and sculptures by
members of American Women Artists and is the 
fourth show in AWA’s 25 campaign to visit 25 museums
across the country and showcase women artist members
over the next 25 years. The Steamboat Art Museum is
honored to be among the first Museums to present this 
exhibit in 2019. Works in this show will be for sale. 
Exhibit will continue until Monday, September 2.

Be there or be square!!! 
MB

Saturday, June 22, 2019

NO VACANCY

SOLD! WOOHOO 🎉 
This painting was in the gallery window for 2 days!
Way to go Cindy, owner of White Hart Gallery
Made my day, I better start cranking out some work
A little incentive is my motivator 
I love it when my paintings find a home.
Later MB




Friday, June 21, 2019

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE


 MB’S Summer Solstice 2019
Needless to say my motivation level is low
we had to turn our heat back on
I’m cooking a comfort food dinner with loads of carbs
I’m not complaining I just wanted to share!
Later MB

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SPACE STATION

24 X 12
Oil
Dry and ready to hang. 
I think this is by far my favorite Space Station painting to date.

Studio shot with new 
NO VACANCY & SPACE STATION
Thanks for looking. 
All the best MB

Saturday, June 1, 2019

IT’S TWINS!

CELEBRATING THE TWINS!
We are happy to announce the birth of the twins. They are about a week old
and this appears to be their first big outing with Mom. 
My neighbor Fritz painted the moose crossing sign and we’re so happy
they chose to cross at the sign. We really wish they’d stay away from the road but my other neighbor
has a couple of ponds the past babies like to play in. I’ll try to get some photos when they’re 
down there splashing in the ponds. Might be too cold today.
We had a mountain lion in the yard on Friday so we’re all a bit concerned
for the Mom and her babies. We’re stressed out - I can’t imagine how she feels!
This will be a painting eventually - later MB

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SING ALONG

Hula Kitty 🐱 invitation
Ukulele Sing along everyone invited
Friday May 24, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
The Press 
1009 Lincoln Ave. 
Steamboat Springs, CO
Be there or be square - Thanks a bunch MB

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


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

SECRET SPOT

4” X 4”
Oil
Remember those 3” X 3” paintings - well they’ve turned into 4” X 4” paintings.
You’d think that wouldn’t be such a big deal but it’s been a challenge.
I’m still working out some landscape ideas - it still feels foreign and uncomfortable.
I figure I should keep at it anyway. It’s good for me to think about something other
than the usual foxes, cars, local scenes and bears. 
It’s starting to snow, a big storm may be headed your way if you live in the east or 
Midwest. Hoping everyone makes it through unscathed.
Later MB



Thursday, April 4, 2019

MY BEST SIDE

4” X 4”
Oil
My two new favorite colors - Indian Red & Cyan blue.
I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying Indian Red. A little
goes a long way and can alter just about any color in ways that are
difficult to explain. More vibrant than burnt sienna and seems to have more
saturation, and brightness when mixing with blues and greens.
Cyan blue is harder to work with and I’m still trying to figure out if I’m 
getting anywhere or just struggling with the intensity of the blue.
Time will tell. Indian Red is definitely a keeper, Cyan blue, I’m on the fence.
All the best MB!


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SCOTTY TWINS


8” X 8”
Oil
SOLD FINALLY 
These Scotty twins escaped their original pasture and ended up walking for miles
before settling in my neighbors pasture. The grass must’ve been greener because
they loved their new digs and my neighbor let them finish the season in his pasture.
It was such a treat to see them everyday I ventured into town.
This was a late sunset view,
Later MB


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

HULA KITTY

Uke Jammers Gig 
Singalong with the Steamboat Springs Uke Jammers
The Press - 1009 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs,CO
Friday, March 22, 5:30 - 6:30

Be there or be square!
See ya MB

Thursday, March 14, 2019

DAY DREAMER

12” X 12”
Oil
SOLD
I didn’t get a good photo of this painting but you get the idea. 
I’m in a painting mode and hope to post more new work soon.
Giving some more landscapes a try.
We’re hoping spring has sprung here in Steamboat Springs. The snow
has been an intense shoveling gig. Need a bit of a break.
Hope all is well MB

Saturday, March 9, 2019

NO VACANCY

12” X 24”
Oil
SOLD
I brought this Rabbit ears motel painting in on Monday it sold today - Saturday. 
I’m a lucky gal and Cindy is rockin’ out at White Hart Gallery selling my work.
White Hart Gallery has been the best art show venue I could ever imagine.
I better get out to the studio and slap some paint on a panel!
Thanks for stopping by. MB


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

HOT SPRINGS CREEK

12” X 12”
Oil
I’m trying a few new ideas. Landscape isn’t easy for me because I really don’t 
know what I’m doing. I’m forcing myself to try a few more before I pack it in.
We’ll see where it goes. Thanks for following. MB

Sunday, March 3, 2019

HILTON GULCH SCHOOL HOUSE

8” X 8”
Oil
FINALLY SOLD
I think I painted this in 2016. Cindy has had this painting in the gallery
on and off since I first painted it - turns out the third times a charm. 
Sold a couple of days ago and I couldn’t be happier.
It’s great to have another sale. 
All the best MB

Thursday, February 28, 2019

EYE ON THE PRIZE

10” X 16”
 Oil
I love this bear. I’ve painted him numerous times and never get tired of this image.
I’ve been without my computers for a week while they were being updated.
It turned out well in the end but my tech guy had some issues he’s never seen before.
 I told him now you know what it’s like to be a mere mortal in this crazy tech world. 

I’m back in business as far as I can tell. I have to learn some new computer stuff so it could 
be touch and go for a while. My screen looks so different as well as my keyboard 

Let’s hope for continued success.

As you know I’ve been struggling with painting. So instead of fighting it I decided
to paint some images I’ve painted previously. I’m still struggling but I’m starting to feel better.
I’ve been cleaning my studio as well to bring some life back into my space, purge old baggage
and hopefully open up my creative pathways. 

Thanks for waiting - it’s been humbling to say the least MB

Thursday, February 21, 2019

NEW INFORMATION

This is going to be an explanation of what's been going on. 
Last year blogspot quit working on my iPad  - so I signed
up for a new website which only a handful of followers signed up to
receive(my new website is expensive so I want to get rid of it)
That story coming at a later date.

Yesterday - it appears that I've found a way around the blogspot
snafu on my iPad and you are now receiving blogspot in your email
just like the old days! 

I've also created a newsletter link on my old website at the top of the page
www.mbwarner.com
On the newsletter link it asks for your bday my rule of thumb is to put
April 1(April fools day - it's easy to remember and not your real bday)
So if you want to sign up that's what I recommend.

Also, at the top of my webpage there's a new Instagram button
I have no idea what Instagram is but I'm trying to learn.
I think you can hit the Instagram button
and the follow button and when I post something new
you'll get notification.

I'm in a bit of a tizzy - it will all be explained in more
detail as I go. Thanks for persevering through all of this upheaval.
MB
OH! BY THE BY there was a pine Martin in my house this morning
He ate all my pears - pooped and peed in 3 places
it could've been much worse. He's out of the house now and we're
repairing the hole he scratched his way into the house - yikes!
He was soooo cute too.