This one has taken quite a while to create and I've enjoyed its company. It's going to be hard to let this one go. Now she is varnished and ready to deliver... so come by and see it in the gallery!
TWELVE 16 | Aug
One more layer down and she'll be complete! This painting will be included in the 12th Anniversary show coming this October.
Storms Brewing 18 | Jul
Here is a cropped picture of my current work in progress. I just have to finish up her dress and this piece will be complete. This idea stemmed from the theme Lion, Tiger and Bear (oh my!) It reminded me of Wizard of OZ and the idea of something looming, like the tornado in the distance. Also, I've included the witches shoe, oil can and striped sock in the bottom left corner playing off this idea. The painting will not be included in the themed show, as I'm going to create another painting with an animal in it... and will be starting it after I complete this.
Glance 24 | Apr
Varnish and picture taking today! Loving the light and textures in this piece.
Getting There 17 | Apr
A few more days and she will be complete! This painting will be delivered for the group show "Remnants" opening May.
Remnants Progress 06 | Apr
I had visited a ghost town months ago and knew I wanted to use this abandoned town for the Remnants group show. I loved the colors and textures of the homes and they also fascinated me with thoughts of what once was. I planned for my friend and I to go on a sunny day and be at the location when the sun started setting to catch the light coming through the windows. The day turned out just as planned and I'm pleased with the play of light, shadows and textures. Here is a detail, in-progress shot of this 36x48 painting.
Resolute 17 | Feb
Detail of what's on my easel today. Finishing this for "Outliers" - opening this March.
Day to Varnish 25 | Jan
Varnishing "Odds Against It All" and watching the colors pop.
Roundhouse 01 | Oct
Finishing Anna. 18x24 oil on linen.
Water Drops 17 | Aug
Today in the studio! This little guy is almost complete.
I almost didn’t think this day would come when looking over my bank of images that I wanted to execute for the show in April, but time always passes (thankfully with no headaches this time) and I’m happy to be finishing the last painting. See you soon, “low country”! -Brett