Sunday, June 29, 2014


"I feel the only thing you can do about life is preserve it, by art if you're and artist, by children if you're not."
                     ~Philip Larkin~  'Letters to Monica'

Beach Boy
Pastel on Canson paper

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Working in watercolors has always been an adventure for me. It's definitely not my best medium. I have started pulling out old paintings that I was unhappy with, and reworking them with acrylics (thank you Chris Forsey). Below is one that I worked on the last few nights. I'm not sure it's any better but certainly a lot more colorful!

Second Life

Friday, June 20, 2014


Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
             ~Cesar Cruz~

Who's There
Reduction Linocut
John Brisson

Monday, June 16, 2014


For 25 years I have coached baseball at Big Bear's high school. This time of the year is always a bit emotional as our seniors leave us to move on to their new lives. I thought this speech (small segment) from Jim Carey was pretty spectacular!

Friday, June 13, 2014


Here are two links to sites that have descriptions of the many types of printmaking techniques.

Good Sax
Reduction Linocut
John Brisson

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


"One of the most valuable things that one of my art teachers said to me was, 'Don't get upset by criticism. Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did."
    ~Chris Moss~

On High
Acrylic painting
John Brisson

Saturday, June 7, 2014


"The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard"
     ~Leonardo da Vinci~

Boothbay Harbor
Pastel on Canson paper
John Brisson

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Spent a few days at Disneyland with my grand kids. Remember reading that the reason grandchildren have so much energy is because they suck it out of the grandparents. So true. I'm exhausted!!