The older I have become and as my artwork matures the more my heart yearns to create. This yearning becomes a passion and my true emotions flow out of me as I paint. When you create, I believe you have to open yourself up and reach deep within to really get a feel for what you're all about and what you hope to say or express in your painting. Then everything you paint becomes real to you and for the viewer anything is possible. I paint for just that reason. It is a wonderful feeling to share my imagination and emotions with people through my paintings.
As far as my personal life goes, My life with my muse, Nadine continues to be magical and there isn't a day that goes by when I don't think of the life I've been given and the gift I've been given to create. I thank the Lord for that. The road for me has just begun and there is still much to paint. I may need a faery or two to help me hold my brush when I am old and grey but in the meantime I will let the paint flow and the imagination soar. "I have a lifetime to paint, with a subject matter that is endless, with one goal in mind, and that is, to keep the child in all of us. " -J.B.
I hope that this day finds you doing well and that you are settling into the new year nicely. I had a free day this past Saturday afternoon. The snow was falling and I was in the studio creating some new baby brownies/ACEOs. There are three new ones available at the Brownieman Shoppe on Etsy. Each one is done using watercolor and gesso and they are one of a kind. I hope you like them. Here is the link BROWNIEMAN SHOPPE
I will be working on some book illustrations for the next few weeks in the evening hours, I will be sure to keep you updated. Have a special day.
I hope you are all doing well and had a nice Christmas Holiday. This past year was quite busy for me, not so much in the art realm but being a daddy. It has been a real joy watching our little son grow and experience things for the first time. He is almost 11 months old and he is absolutely beautiful. I will be sure to post some recent photos of him when I get a chance, but I did do a little ACEO (aka baby brownie) of him yesterday afternoon. It's very tiny just like he is.
I am hoping to get a little more time in the studio this year. I'm really getting the itch to do some creating but I will take whatever time I am given. Recently, I've been mostly drawing and doing commissions and I'd like to share a drawing I did late last night. It is called, "On the Mend". It is about a tree that is broken, not only physically but also spiritually. It wasn't until he was touched by Love and Light that he is now on the mend. We have all struggled and know people that have struggled with ailments. Here's to a new year ahead in hope of living in Love and in Light.