Wednesday, April 10, 2019


4” X 4”
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


4” X 4”
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!