Tag: Brett Scheifflee

The First 08 | Jun

I've begun work for the November show, I know that there should be some
sort of law against painting autumn in the spring...but I enjoyed it. Many
more to come of "fleeting" scenes, be it nostalgic type images, glowing
light, or very temporary moments in nature. In fewer words, the delicate
parts of life. - Brett

12 x 16 inches.

In progress detail 09 | Apr

There are a few more feet of this at least. - Brett

Final Stretch 06 | Apr

Putting the reference away and just painting is where the fun begins.
Excited to have this one included in the upcoming "Epic" show when finished.

- Brett

Cumulus 25 | Mar

Some mornings, you get the feeling that nature herself was dreaming in the
night and has left some beautiful and abstract manifestation for us to
ponder before the hard shadows of the afternoon sun trains our brains to
see order and absolutes. Waist deep in a new 2 x 4 ft painting for

Reflections 25 | Nov

Here is a new one that is headed to the gallery, it's called "Above and
Below" and features many reflections which were a fun challenge to paint.


Winter Storm 12 | Nov

I've finally finished the background on a new 3 x 4 ft painting of a winter
storm in the mountains. While working on this, I've been remembering
stories such as the "Dyatlov Pass" mystery in Russia, the terrible fate of
the Donner Party and my own memories of winters in Colorado. In the high
country, there is an eerie silence when the wind stops and the snow falls
steadily, sometimes you could hear an "unkindness" of ravens that would
break it, but usually nothing more than the tiny pecking of a bird doing
it's best to survive. When encountering wild life--no matter the size, we
do well to remember all they have made it through to greet us. That calls
for respect and reverence, because the "be here now" notion that is warn
like a badge on the sleeve of many 21st century spiritualists is the only
m.o. they have ever known. Or in the words of D.H. Lawrence, you could
"miss your chance with one of the lords of life".

Back yard 05 | Nov

Just have to paint the chickens on this little painting of a Maine

Oil on panel, 7 x 7 in.


Clouds 30 | Oct

It took a little over two days to paint this sky, but I'm perhaps the most
happy with this "swing" taken at painting complex cloud formations. Even
though it's all I do, painting landscapes is often still hard because
nature dreams in forms and patterns humans don't know.


Begining 13 | Oct

Here's a look at what a typical under painting of mine looks like, except
this is on my biggest canvas yet. Excited to see this old tree come to
life again - 3 x 4 ft.


Sunrise 11 | Oct

I've got one more session to go on this new sunrise painting of a Mount
Pleasant marsh. Just need to add a few clouds, glaze some color and detail
the foreground. Thanks to Laura for the reference shot. 5.5 x 24 in.



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