Monday, September 15, 2014

PLEIN AIR FIELD STUDY by TOM BROWN, SHOPPING MALL

I painted this while sitting in my car in the parking lot of a shopping mall. I had a little time to kill and thought this scene would make an interesting subject. I sometimes use oils directly on my sketchbook pages when doing a quick study like this.

For this one I began with a quick pencil drawing, then applied oil paints directly on that. The painted area is approximately 7x5 inches.

It was not originally intended as a finished painting. But after it was complete I realized it would look beautiful if placed in a nice frame, and so I decided to offer it on eBay.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

BEARDED MAN “GUERILLA” PLEIN AIR PAINTING by TOM BROWN

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I call this a “guerilla” painting because I painted it very stealthily while sitting at an outdoor café. This guy was slouching in his chair across the plaza from where I sat and I decided to do a quick study of him.

I started by doing a tiny pencil study in case he moved while I was painting. (I’m lucky I did.) Then I set to work using the tiny “pocket painting kit” I often carry (see the photo below).

I love doing these little paintings. They’re relaxing to paint, they go quickly, and they have lots of sparkle! Rather than store them away where nobody sees them I prefer to share them online at prices anyone can afford. If you want it click HERE.

Thanks for stopping to look.
Have a great day.
Tom Brown


Saturday, September 13, 2014

APPLE & PEAR, $1 AUCTION by TOM BROWN

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Thanks for stopping to look,
Tom Brown

Friday, September 12, 2014

POCKET KIT and MINIATURE PLEIN AIR PAINTING by TOM BROWN

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I painted this in a canyon near my home in Southern California. I’m one of those artists who loves to get out and paint every day. And I especially love painting miniatures. They’re relaxing to paint, they go quickly, and these little jewels have lots of sparkle!

And because they go quickly, I’m fairly prolific. Rather than store them away where nobody sees them, I prefer to share them here with others at prices anyone can afford.

BTW – for this one I used the little “pocket kit” I’ve talked about previously on my blog (see photo below, taken during a previous painting trip). It’s perfect for hiking in canyons like this. And despite its small size it allows me to capture a subject like this when I spot something I feel compelled to paint. I’ve shared the idea for this kit with other artists in the live workshops I teach, and some of them have also adopted it for certain paintings.

If you’re an artist I encourage you to give it a try too. Painting outdoors is loads of fun! And it will improve your studio paintings as well. Go for it, and I wish you HAPPY PAINTING!

Tom Brown


Thursday, September 11, 2014

SMALL TOWN AMERICA, $1 AUCTION by TOM BROWN

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Thanks for stopping to look,
Tom Brown