Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Braeburn Peel #5


Another peeled apple. There is always a supply of these little models in my house and though I do paint whole apples I really do enjoy I painting the contrast of the skin next to the flesh of the fruit. 


Monday, September 14, 2015

"Minnesota Inspiration #2" Finished


This next set of paintings is inspired by a painter I crossed paths with in Minnesota. I had the opportunity to see a painting this artist did of a watermelon with a small little plug cut out of it on a table. The way that the watermelon and all of its wonderful colors was painted has stayed with me for well over ten years now. I can still see it, still feel it. These pieces are a tribute to that memory and in a way to that artist who had a very profound affect on me. (There might be a few people out there from the land of cold and snow that know the artist that I am referring to:) 
6 x 6
Oil on panel
2015 


Friday, September 11, 2015

Minnesota Inspiration #1


This next set of paintings is inspired by a painter I crossed paths with in Minnesota. I had the opportunity to see a painting this artist did of a watermelon with a small little plug cut out of it on a table. The way that the watermelon and all of its wonderful colors was painted has stayed with me for well over ten years now. I can still see it, still feel it. These pieces are a tribute to that memory and in a way to that artist who had a very profound affect on me. (There might be a few people out there from the land of cold and snow that know the artist that I am referring to:) 

6 x 6
Oil on panel
2015 


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Summer Slice #4



  A couple years back I painted a few watermelons for a project that I participated in that required me to produce 50 small paintings. We were in the middle of the season for these guys and I decided they make a nice simple subject. The ways the greens and red interact with each other make striking color contrasts that are truly fun to study and paint.

5x7 (Frame Included)
Oil on panel
2015



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Implements #2 (SOLD)


This piece has been pre-purchased. 

Implements #3 (In Progress)



The third one in my Three Way series has finally got it's first coat of paint on it. Stay tuned for updates. To pre purchase this painting click on the image. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Implements #1 Update


About 75% done. 

Implements #1 (In Progress) SOLD


THREE WAYS SERIES one theme . . . three paintings. 
For me, a unique project of creating and selling, in that each painting will be available for sale the moment it is on the easel. Images of this painting will be updated as the piece progresses towards it's finish. The final image will be of the piece framed. To see other sold Three Ways visit my website www.bmburt.com. 

5 x 5 
Oil on panel
2015 

The first group of these I decided to move away from the classical 'object sitting on a surface' and to move into something more 'graphical' for lack of a better word. All of these implements touch my work in one way or another and are as familiar to me as my own fingers. 

Implements #2 (In progress)



THREE WAYS SERIES one theme . . . three paintings. 
For me, a unique project of creating and selling, in that each painting will be available for sale the moment it is on the easel. Images of this painting will be updated as the piece progresses towards it's finish. The final image will be of the piece framed. To see other sold Three Ways visit my website www.bmburt.com. 

5 x 5 
Oil on panel
2015 

The first group of these I decided to move away from the classical 'object sitting on a surface' and to move into something more 'graphical' for lack of a better word. All of these implements touch my work in one way or another and are as familiar to me as my own fingers.  

"THREE WAYS" A new series project!




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Movie Theater Munchies #1 "in progress"

First piece in my new series of Movie Theater Munchies for the Krasl Art Show in St. Joseph MI.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Tough Choice



This is by far the largest donut piece that I have ever done. Measuring just under 24" x 24" it took a bit of time to get this one done. It was certainly a continuation of the donut paintings that I have been doing but the size of it was inspired by some of the works I had seen by Emily Eveleth a great painter who did a donut series whose size and scope is even more ambitious than my own. I encourage you to have a look at her work, some truly fantastic painting. 



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chocolate Chip Champion


Just one last gasp for these chocolate chip cookies that so diligently served me in a non-caloric fashion. I loved this little lady's look when I picked her up and had to figure out a way to paint her and the curtain call for these Christmas cookies seemed the as good as any a time. 


Monday, January 19, 2015

#382 "Jelly Filled"


A year or so back I painted a small group of pieces that centered around donuts (or doughnuts I never can remember how to spell it). For an upcoming show I'm going to do another series of smaller pieces and a couple of not so smaller ones to go along with them. There is so much going on with these guys as far as textures, colors, and reflections go. And on top of that it, an extra donut here or there that don't make their way onto the still life table make the early morning just a bit sweeter. 


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

#381 Yellow and Red #1


I've painted this espresso cup a bunch of times for the pop of color it has in a composition. The darks of the cherries really reinforced this as well as giving some really wonderful reflections of my studios huge bay windows. 



Thursday, January 8, 2015

#380 "Peel"



I can't remember how many of these apples with peels out of them I've painted, but I do know it's approaching a ton! I keep coming back to the because of the wonderful stark contrasts of the apple skin and inside fruit in the light.


#379 Christmas Cookies


A few cookies that didn't make it into Santa's tummy this year.



Friday, October 31, 2014

#378 Plum Good



A small little piece reminiscent of a series I did this past year for a local arts organization's fund drive. I liked the look of balancing these slices on top of the piece of fruit that I cut them out from. 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#377 "In Brightest Day..."


This is one that has been on the easel for a while. I played it in months ago and put it away when I started to prepare for a show. Every time I opened the flat file there it was winking at me. So I finally got around to finishing it, in honor of my daughter brief infatuation with ring pops.