Thursday, May 24, 2018

CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

I happened to spot this charming stucco home with a red tile roof while I was waiting for a traffic light on a quiet street. I quickly pulled to the curb and sketched it, making notes about the colors and ideas I had for how I planned to paint it. Back in the studio it came to life like magic. I was very pleased with this piece and I'm proud to offer it here. This is a 6x8 inch original oil painting on a Masonite panel. This painting is available here.
     Tom Brown
     tombrownstudio@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

This painting is available here.
     Tom Brown
     tombrownstudio@gmail.com

Monday, May 21, 2018

PENCIL STUDY by TOM BROWN

Just came across this pencil rendering I did on location decades ago. Back then I painted in a very tight photo-realistic style, and often did highly detailed studies like this on location as preparation. This was long before digital cameras existed. As a side effect of doing so many of these renderings I began offering them in the galleries carrying my work, and they sold remarkably fast. This is one of the few I kept. I thought it would be interesting to post this all these years later.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

L. A. FREEWAY by TOM BROWN

I describe this style as painting very carefully with total abandon. When students first watch me paint this way they’re surprised to see that much of it is done quite carefully, in order to create the appearance of wild spontaneity and looseness. This is a 4x6 oil painting on a primed Masonite panel. If you’d like to own it, you can purchase it here.