Thursday, July 28, 2016


This is from the 4th of July pre-parade activities on Yampa Street.
I love the light on the riders clothes - her gloves and her hat! 
A perfect marriage of light, form and color.
8" X 8"
Have a fun and cool weekend. Thanks a bunch.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Here's the finished painting.
 8" X 8" oil it will be on display at CVA GALLERY
837 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO for the month of August. 
 Today I'm trying to finish "10 GALLON HAT" more on that later.
Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Here's a process shot - I need to finish this one today. It's #4 out of
the 5 new paintings for August. Here's a quick story of how this shot 
became a painting. As most of you know I ride my bike a LOT! Riding bike is
My think tank where my ideas become a reality. I was at the end of my ride 
on River Road through Brooklyn and in the distance was a shot of this buggy.
I got out my phone shot one and knew I had to get closer. I didn't have much
energy left but I knew I had to pass the buggy - get off my bike a shoot what
I could. Turns out I knew the buggy driver - what are the chances? 
I couldn't wait to get into my studio and paint this scene. This is what
I love about photography as a tool for painting. These moments in time are
captured in a split second you just can't get that in plein air painting. I'm a 
painter who specializes in fleeting images and experiences. This is what makes
me tick.  Thanks for waiting - MB

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Take me to the river!
6" X 12"
I'm working on some larger pieces for the gallery for August. 
I'll post as soon as I have something. Thanks a bunch.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


This is a demo I painted a couple of weeks ago for the plein air paint out
reception. I was painting with my Guerilla box outside the gallery where I 
met Carl Judson. Carl is the inventor of my Guerilla paint box.
Here I am on his website Judson Outfitters MB WARNER
If you need any supplies and live in Steamboat his store is in La Porte, CO.
He is an amazing man and quite the painter. He made the SAM plein
air paint out worth it - I feel richer for having met him.
Thanks for taking a look. MB