Saturday, September 18, 2021

PET PORTRAIT COLLAGE

A friend of mine commissioned all of these portraits over the years.
She sent me this fun collage - it really made my day!
These are portraits of her friends and families dogs - she finally got her own puppy.
I hope to be painting her new puppy “Meeker” soon.
Stay tuned and thanks - MB
On another note 
the Winter Carnival painting was a hit with the folks in charge -phew!   
I hope brings in a boat load of $$$$$




Wednesday, September 8, 2021

WINTER CARNIVAL 1960 for 2022

48”h X 36”w
Oil on panel
Sorry for no updates in between - I must’ve had 20 changes per day of painting.
Can’t tell you how many times visual elements got painted over and over again.
Painting has to dry - then get some varnish. 
After that it’s out of my hands and on the way to get text added and photographed for the poster.
Thanks for waiting - MB
It’s time to clean my house and catch up on chores. You should see the studio - yikes what a mess!


 

Monday, August 23, 2021

2 NEW VIEWS

2days of painting. 
Just trying to get some paint on every corner instead of getting stuck on one area.
Best laid plans anyway! 
Thanks a bunch for looking MB

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

FIREWORKS

                                                  Fireworks finished unless I change my mind!
                      Trying not to obsess over any one thing too long - don’t want it to look overworked 
                                I ended up using a paper straw dipped in paint to finish the fireworks 
                                     Turns out I didn’t like the look of the brush for fireworks 
      Below is a photo for scale - painting is 4 ft tall - 3 ft wide I’m standing on a stool to paint the top
                                  Last photo includes all my reference photos for the painting 
                                      That’s it for now - I’ll try to keep my blog up to date
                 Thanks for all the encouraging emails - I appreciate hearing from everyone 
                                              Later MB - bad hair day as usual hence the cap!


 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

MOON SHADOW STUDY

 

Study for larger painting for 2022 Winter Carnival Poster. I was asked to produce the poster art for the upcoming Winter Carnival in February 2022. It’s a huge responsibility and I know not everyone will appreciate the imagery. The image is from a 1960 postcard in the Tread of Pioneers museum collection. Kelsey, the person in charge likes my Rabbit Ears paintings and that vibe so you know me - if there’s an 
old car to paint I’m in! The license plate will read WZ - 109. WZ for Steamboat of course and 109 for the 109th year of the winter carnival  - which is impressive in my book. It’s called Moon Shadow because I want it to be reminiscent of the full moon in February of 1960. The moon light is coming in from the left hand top corner. Not sure if I can pull it off it’s a huge challenge but I’ll give it my best. 
Thanks for looking MB
Big painting is 48”h X 36”W - will be photographed and turned into a poster. Then the painting 
will be auctioned off at the SSWSC event in December. Proceeds go to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. 




Tuesday, August 3, 2021

MAKE YOUR DAY - OR NOT!

MTN. DEWI DOES ACE HARDWARE


 

2 NEW/OLD PAINTINGS

30 X 30 
Paintings from yesterday’s post and today are all 30 X 30
Oil on Canvas panel


 

4 NEW/OLD PAINTINGS

Having a bit of trouble posting this will give you an idea of what I've been up to.
I have more at the gallery. Just haven't gotten around to posting. 
Hope all is well out there - it's raining here and we're ecstatic!
It's been hot and dry until now. 
All the best MB




Friday, April 30, 2021

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Meet Dewi
It was a weak moment in time - another puppy 
He’s sooo cute when he sleeps!





 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

IT DOESN’T LOOK HARD!

The yellow line is the trail. Start on the right - go down to black bridge
Camp at the bottom where you see a tent - then hike up the left side.
OOH AAH POINT - a line forms for the photo op. 
No matter when you hike this line will always appear.

These are the easy steps down. 
The steps get much harder and steeper as you progress down the south Kaibab trail. 
It’s really hard to photograph the canyon - especially when traveling in a group.
At this point we’re only an hour into the hike with 7 hours left to go.
More later MB 




 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

GRAND CANYON HIKE

 

I hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 
Camped for 2 nights 
I’ll post more photos when I get home.
Later MB


Saturday, April 10, 2021

PEPPER’S 1st GRAND CANYON EXPERIENCE

Monkey on my back!!!!
Covid good for something - there’s no one here.
Woohoo! Perfect timing for once in my life.
He even has his own backpack 
Lucky dog 
More later MB

 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

BLUE

 

SOLD
30 X 40
I can’t tell you how exciting it is to sell a painting.
Especially a painting that doesn’t include the Space station or rabbit ears.
I was beginning to wonder if it was ever going to happen.
Woohoo! Made my day.
Hope all is well out there - feels like spring here MB


Thursday, March 11, 2021

FROM THE BASEMENT

 I wanted to share this song from Andrew Bird - enjoy!

https://youtu.be/DvgVtzOXek8

Hope all is well - I’m painting and going nowhere fast

Later MB

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

MONTANA ELEVATOR CO.

8 X 8
Oil on panel
Road trip 2019
Thanks for all the emails and support - MB

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

JUDITH GAP

 

Judith Gap, Montana 
8 X 8
This is my second attempt at Judith Gap.
I’ve forgotten how to paint small. I usually create a calendar for the year out of
My Small works - 2021 didn’t see a Calendar because I didn’t have any images
worthy of a calendar. It’s been Steamboat all the time. I like my calendar 
images to be a diverse collection. Not sure if Judith Gap will make it 
on the 2022 calendar but it’s a start. 
1st attempt is below - it got wiped the minute I finished it! 




Sunday, January 24, 2021

PEPPER PANTS VIDEO LINK

PEPPER PANTS TAKES LULU FOR A WALK!

He’s 3 months old here making sure Lulu goes the right way it’s really cute!

 https://www.instagram.com/p/CKczmsEnovK/?igshid=bsamgd8ovjvw

Saturday, January 23, 2021

BIG STICK


Lulu passed away Friday unexpectedly 
Lulu was an unusual corgi - the first time she saw water she jumped in and started swimming 
She loved surfing the waves in California and chasing large sticks
Lulu was only 12 1/2 - we didn’t see this coming 

I hope everyone out there got to see the inaugural concert with Tom Hanks as host.

Later MB

Pepper Pants taking Lulu for a walk May 2020

A


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

BLUE HORSE

30 X 40 
Oil on canvas

Here’s my 8 foot square painting wall for scale - rabbit ears is 48 X 48
Space station 48 x 36
Thanks a bunch wishing everyone a calm and peaceful 2021!