Beauty Secret * Windsor and Newton Artist's Gloss Varnish * 😉
Still one of my favorite things to do 25 | Jul
Varnishing. "Small Breeze" for the upcoming 12 x 12 show. So excited!
Fresh start 21 | Apr
Just the drawing so far. Looking forward to adding silver and some paint
Happy painter 🙂
View from the palette 25 | Feb
Playing with palm fronds and butterflies : )
In progress sneak peek of "Palm"
New June Stratton’s Have Arrived 20 | Feb
Her show is in a few months but the first batch of paintings have arrived!
Artist – Model – Happy Collaborations 01 | Feb
I usually have some kind of concept in mind before I photograph a model. In this case I needed two female figures about the same size for a large painting (this will become the painting "Earth and Sky" in process now). I have friends that have beautiful twin girls. I asked them to model for me and acquired more inspiration than I had intended. During the shoot their mother suggested braiding their hair together. That's when the narrative became very interesting to me because they were sisters/twins... They were entwined.
The result of this collaboration is my painting "Shadows" seen here.
Thank you to my muses: Sarah and Nelle Iocovozzi. Also, their mother Helen : )
Lighting effects and Silver Leaf 17 | Dec
Same little hand study seen here twice in two types of light. On the right ambient light and on the left direct sunlight. Love how it changes the negative spaces :]
10x10 "Hand Study-Savor"
Oh how I love varnishing! 10 | Dec
Some oil colors dry matte and others dry slightly glossy. The Cadmium reds/yellows pop when varnished and the darkest deepest colors become richer showing depth. So much fun to see it all come together. When it dries it's not as shinny as shown and has a nice satin finish all around. Yum!
November light in the studio 23 | Nov
A little nature indoors for inspiration - June
Studio Porch 29 | Oct
Beautiful day for silver leafing outside...ahhhh - June
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