Monday, December 22, 2014

COOL




Sunday, December 14, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

MIXED-MEDIA COLLAGE

Below is a link to a page showing a step by step tutorial of artist Brenda Swenson working on a beautiful mixed media collage of the San Juan Bautista mission.
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/art-demos-techniques/mixed-media-collage-brenda-swenson



Lake Carmi
Mixed Media
John Brisson

Friday, November 28, 2014

THANKSGIVING GAME

Spent the holiday watching the big game with my son. He enjoyed the result much better then I did!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

AGE

A man is not old until regret takes the place of dreams!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WOMEN IN MY LIFE

Mixed media paintings of my wife and daughter in law.



Monday, November 3, 2014

MORE VERMONT

Reworked and one of my older pastels after our refresher trip back east.

Friday, October 31, 2014

VERMONT

A quick mixed media painting from my trip back east.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FOUND STUFF

Going through piles of things in my studio as kind of a fall cleaning and found a few older pieces that I had forgotten about. A koi monoprint and a reduction woodblock print of my wife Teri.

Koi
Monoprint




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PAINTING MATERIAL

I have been in New England the last seven days enjoying the really super fall colors this year. We have gone a number of times but this year seemed really spectacular. Should have enough painting subjects to last me a while.


Friday, October 3, 2014

PICTURE PERFECT

My nephew has set up a website to display his fantastic photography. Living in Marin County gives him some beautiful subject matter.

http://www.joebrissonphotography.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NICHOLAS SIMMONS

A friend told me about an artist named Nicholas Simmons who does fantastic water medium paintings. He is called "The Bad Boy of Watercolor" and when you see his unconventional and innovative art you can understand why.



http://nicholassimmons.com/


Saturday, September 20, 2014

TERI AGAIN

Quite a while ago I had done a linocut of my wife Teri. It was not a great success. She, along with anyone who looked at it didn't see a resemblance. This last week I did a mixed media (Acrylic, pastels and acrylic inks) of her with better results. SHE LIKES IT!


Friday, September 12, 2014

ANNIVERSARY

Forty three years of marriage today. I guess we might be serious about this.




Monday, September 8, 2014

MIXED MEDIA

A friend sent me a link (below) to a Youtube video that I really enjoyed. Kathy Arbour creates a mixed media painting that had me thinking "not very good" when she starts, then had me saying "wow" at the finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQyJA-V2ZY0

Friday, August 29, 2014

CHRIS FORSEY

One of my favorite artist, Chris Forsey, has some new art on his blog site. His paintings are so loose and flowing. The way I wish I could paint!
https://www.facebook.com/ChrisForseyRiSgfa


Mike
Mixed Media
John Brisson

Friday, August 22, 2014

SCRATCH ART

As I was cleaning up my studio and sorting through my apple crate of old art, I found some of the scratch board things I have done through the years. Forgot how much fun this technique is.





Monday, August 18, 2014

ON THE LAKE

Enjoyed a bit of time on the boat with friends. Need to get back to my studio.