Thursday, January 28, 2016


I've got some blog issues - not sure when I'll be up again.
Right now I'm trying to catch a raccoon! No kidding.
Thanks for waiting. MB

Monday, January 18, 2016


You can see my original painting in the left hand corner.
The original was 8" X 8" and the new painting is 36" X 36". 
This is from a photo that my neighbor's Mark & Marilyn took a while ago. 
They are both excellent photographers and carry their cameras where ever they travel.
 They are extremely generous with their magnificent photographic collection.
I couldn't paint George Town - George without their help and inspiration. 
Marilyn and Mark always seem to be in the right place 
at the right time for these one of a kind shots. 
It takes a village!
Thanks - MB

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Here he is finished. The background is a muted green like photo below.
Didn't get that quite right for this shot. 

Here's my new hanging system in my studio. I wanted to have my
paintings out instead of packed away under my bench. You can
see some scale in this photo. 
Small squares are 6"X6" George is 36" X 36".
Thanks for taking a look.



More process shots of "GEORGE"


Buddy doesn't like to have his picture taken - I had to wait 3 months
for a good shot of Buddy and this is the happy result!
Thanks for taking a look, MB

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


This is my Georgi Porgi Corgi! 
He's a happy boy.


I usually don't venture much into landscape but loved this idea so I gave it a go. For those of you
who don't ski these are my first tracks on this run. It's what we call skiing untracked powder.
This run is a 30 minute climb from my house(that means I climb up the hill on my skis for 30 
minutes - ski down and then climb up to the top - that's a shorter climb more like 15 minutes
then I ski it again - climb up again and ski again) That's how I stay in shape in the winter
and that's why I'm always praying for snow - because I love to ski!
Thanks for taking a look. MB


Chickadee II
Thanks a bunch, MB!


It's been years since I painted some chickadees. They are one of my
favorite little birds. I'd like to do a series but this will have to do
for now. It's been a crazy start to the New Year. 
Hope all is well with everyone. 
Thanks for taking a look. MB