Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

GOING TO THE DOGS

I have been working on a mixed media (watercolor/pastels) for a friend of mine. This is my third attempt. Getting better!


Friday, November 27, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

FALL

Feeling like fall here in Big Bear. Time to start thinking about another trip back east!

Sketch book
watercolor

Monday, September 28, 2015

QUICK FUN

Fast practice session with acrylics, watercolors and acrylic ink.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Oliver Michael Robertson

Below is a Youtube to Oliver Michael Peterson's tutorial on printmaking techniques.  Fun information!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5PITjShsy0

Diva
Linocut
John Brisson

Sunday, August 9, 2015

MATT BROWN AGAIN

Matt brown is the printmaker that inspired me to start making my first prints. I happened upon him giving a demonstration at a fair in one of the New England states ( can't remember which one now). I go to his website http://www.ooloopress.com/index3.html  and blog periodically to see what new prints he has created. He works with multiple blocks and on my last visit, I see that he is getting much more intricate with his technique.


Monday, July 27, 2015

ART HISTORY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art website has a wonderful timeline of art. Great reading. This link is to the blog on printmaking.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/prnt/hd_prnt.htm


Grandpa & Liam
Etching
John Brisson

Thursday, July 16, 2015

BUCKET LIST

Below is a link to a blog that I follow. Miriam Schulman's post of six must see NYC art shows for 2015.

http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2015/06/summer-bucket-list-6-must-see-nyc-art.html









The Woods
Watercolor
John Brisson

Monday, June 29, 2015

TITO

Here is link to a blog that I want to spend more time exploring. Wonderful watercolor art.

http://bluoltremare.blogspot.com/#!/tcmbck

Sunday, June 21, 2015

FIRE

Big Bear on fire again. Actually, south of Big Bear this time. California really, really needs rain!

Big Bear Fire
Acrylic Painting
John Brisson 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SON AND GRANDSON

My son and one of his two boys spent a couple of days with us. Levi has grown so much and is now really a hand full...but in a good way.

Easter Levi
Pastel
John Brisson

Levi
Scratch Art
John Brisson

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

STEVE HANKS

One of my favorite artist lost his battle with cancer this past April. His work inspired me and made me tremendously jealous at the same time.

https://stevehanks.info/

Thursday, May 21, 2015

ART AND KIDS

I've been invited to help a friend's 5th grade class learn about print making. I've done this before and always enjoy the experience. I did three simple linocuts for them to print. I take my small press and they all get chance to make their own art. Really fun!!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

BAD BLOGGER

I have been terrible at posting lately. Family things have been keeping me busy. My grandson's birthday has come and gone and I can't believe how old he is.




I can share a great website though. Fantastic paintings at...
 http://www.watercolors.org/exhibitions/2015/



Monday, April 27, 2015

OLDER PASTEL

Windy and foggy weekend in Big Bear.

Covered Lane
John Brisson

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FROM MY BLOG LIST

I should pay attention to the different artist on my blogger dashboard. Some great stuff there.

http://laureldaniel.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CHRIS FORSEY

Chris Forsey is doing a solo exhibition this weekend. Still one of my favorite artists.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SNOW!?!

Bear Family
John Brisson
We got a dusting of snow last night here in Big Bear. The bears are confused!!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MARY MARK REVISITED

Below is a link to a super three part Youtube interview with Mary Mark talking about her woodblock printing process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSYfy7eF9xg

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FRANK WEBB

"With large flat brushes and plenty of water I approach the paper in slam-bang initial washes, and end with the caress of a butterfly wing. Fused into the paint is my delight as qualities and relations emerge from the process. Thus, a new reality is re-created which began with observation but goes beyond what is to what ought to be." - Frank Webb


Saturday, March 14, 2015

ARTISTS NETWORK

Below is a wonderful site where artists can find tons of great information. It contains links to blogs, art forums, articles and videos.


http://www.artistsnetwork.com/watercolor-artist



New Watercolor
John Brisson