Saturday, September 22, 2007

From the Garden

My apologies! It has been awhile since I have posted. It has been awhile since I have painted as well. I started a new job three weeks ago. I have gone from a sedentary job of selling cars back into a management position in the convenience/gas station business. So far, most of my work has been very physical. a glorified stock boy so far. It has given me a workout everyday! I have been eating a lot of Advil! It has also been very tough on my hands. The first week they were all swollen and broken out with the eczema and very miserable! I would goop them up with cremes and medicines and wear gloves around, trying to get ready for the next hammering. I have started wearing gloves at work. that has helped but hasn't cured. Anyway, I picked these peppers from the garden today and painted them tonight. Large moleskine watercolor sketchbook drawn in ink and watercolored.I would like to thank Joan Yosioka for awarding me with the Creative Blogger award. It is really appreciated! I have never been good at chain kinds of things so I am not good at passing this award on. I have left it too long and many that I would have nominated have been awarded by others. So here are some of my fav's. This may be a double award for them. I am not sure how to make the links, so here goes.
Suzanne at I really love her sketches. It would be great to take an art class from her.
Terry at a very talented artist. Great realism in a lot of his works!
Robyn at I enjoy her posts and her art! I look forward to seeing more of her art and imagery of Italy!
Karen at What wonderful journal entries and art of everyday objects. A delite for the senses!
Nina at I love the quality of her watercolors! Fantastic !
There are many very talented artists that I regularly stop and check on. thanks for your inspiration and your encouragement to me. thanks again Joan!
Now, these honorees may now proudly post your awards and give the award to five other creative bloggers. For more info on Christie and the Creative Blogger Award, including other awards, check it out here


martha said...

Wow - just found this one via Flickr. It sure is juicy. Great colors and composition. I hope you're framing it!

Bonny said...

Brian, I love this painting! The colours are so vibrant they just makes me want to touch the shiny smooth skin of the peppers.

Tommy Kane said...

Your paintings are fantastic.

caseytoussaint said...

This is just delicious!

MILLY said...

A beautiful study. You have captured both the vibrant colours and the shiny smooth skin perfectly. Also love the two sunflower pictures so true to life, great work Brian.

Robyn said...

Wonderful vibrant and realistic job on the chillies, Brian. They are considered lucky in Italy so I hope some rubs off on you and helps overcome the problem you are having with your hands.
What a surprise to find your kind award here too, backed up by your very kind words. Many thanks, Brian.

Africantapestry said...

Beautiful chilies Brian! Good luck with your new job!

karen blados said...

Wow, thanks Brian! I really appreciate your kind words!

And I love your peppers. Fantastic job again.

suzanne said...

Thanks so much for your kind words Brian! I'd love it if you were in my class too...if for no other reason than I could learn a lot from you as well!

Again, thank you!

Marie-Dom said...

Fantastic painting of the chilli peppers. I love them, the colours, the shapes, the 3D effect...everything.
Just found your blog and I've really enjoyed looking at your stuff. I'm sure to be back.
Take care of your hands and keep painting.

prophet said...

just stopped by from over Eliz. Perry's 1000 days party - and love your pepper painting!

will stop by again later when I have more time to look at other paintings. . . . all the best.

janie said...

Wow these peppers are gorgeous and vibrant, and you grew them as well, I'm doubly impressed.

Joan Y said...

Yay! All great choices for the award Brian! I love to stop by your blog and feel you soooo deserve the award as well. Congrats.

caseytoussaint said...

what a beautiful watercolor sketch!