Saturday, January 20, 2018

AIS and Holly Daze

Tea Time
Oil 9x12

I was so excited to have my painting Tea Time accepted into the 
American Impressionists Small Works Show.
I'm always surprised and delighted to be accepted.
Competitions like this seem like a game of chance.

This painting was a playful experiment of color and mark making.
I set up a still life and did a painting.
Then I used the painting I did as a very loose reference for this exercise.

Painting goes much better for me if I can release expectations
and enjoy the process of making marks with color.

The AIS show will be held at
Greenwich House Gallery
Cincinnati, OH
March 23 -April 21. 2018

On another note:
I woke up from my Holly Daze and realized- WOW
I've got to get to work!
I have alot of deadlines and have been painting up a storm.
I've been so busy I haven't had time to share with you as much as I'd like.

Coming up:
RS Hanna Spring Showcase
Hosted by RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.
The show opens February 1, 2018
More details coming soon!

Thanks for following along:)


  1. Congratulations!!! This is a GORGEOUS piece!

  2. Oooh... i have always loved your still life paintings. This is fabulous... love the design...the colors....and your painterly btushwork.
    Congratulations, Bruce.

  3. I have always loved your still life paintings, too. And especially love that this one you were trying out some experimental things....I'd say it worked out great!!