Sunday, May 12, 2019


12” X 12”
Here’s my story 
I have painted the Space Station, Rabbit Ears Motel, Lyon Drug, Lightning and
numerous historic scenes around Steamboat Springs, CO
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.
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

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing secrets of your studio. I also buy cheap brushes. Really cheap brushes. I've found that after I clean them if I dip them in a drop of walnut oil they don't harden up. Works most of the time. I LOVE all your paintings of our town - xoxo n