I’ll be at Open Studio Hartford next weekend, Nov 14 & 15. Look for me on the 4th floor of the Arbor Arts building (above Real Art Ways Gallery. I will have lots of small paintings and prints for sale. http://openstudiohartford.com
Quiet Corner. 12×9 Oil on Board. Emma Brunton 2015 Started this one outside. Added some more light and shadow at home in the studio. Here is a photo of the scene that I simplified and edited to make the painting.
April 25 was Earth Day and this year I painted a portrait of David Bowie using Gambin’s Torrit Grey paint. Every year Gamblin paint makes a paint from all of the reclaimed pigment in their air filltration system and they give it away for Earth Day. Its kind of a greenish grey combination of all colors. This is also the color of the sludge at the bottom of my brush cleaner. They also have a painting competition using only Torrit Grey, […]
I started this series of small portraits as a challenge to gain more experience painting the human face. it has turned into an obsession. So, I made a 16×24 poster of this series of paintings. Some of them have not been posted on my web site yet. But I think they look interesting as a group. Here is a print ready PDF. If anyone wants to print it. Faces of the 80’s poster
Weathersfield Academy for the Arts, Plein Air Workshop. —October 2013I attended a 3-day plein air painting workshop in weathersfield CT. The class was taught by Jack Broderick, a well known CT painter. I have not had that much experience painting outdoors and all of it was unsuccessful. So I thought a 3 day workshop would be a great way to kick start my plein air skills. It is a challenge to paint quickly enough in the changing light conditions and […]
Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Shelter, Springfield, MA. —August 2013 My friend does a lot of volunteer work for this local animal shelter, and she took on the project of giving the “meet and greet” room a makeover. I was lucky enough to get recruited for this project. Fresh paint, new furniture, plants and art work were just what this room needed to create a comfortable environment for families to meet and interact with their new best friends. We started with […]