Monday, October 14, 2019

Millicent, Archangel Of Spoiled Children In The Garden Of Regrets



8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Olga, Archangel And Zookeeper Of All The Besmirched Creatures


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."



Friday, October 4, 2019

Saint Donny, Vulgarian In Chief, And His FLOTUS Of Inconsequence


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose voters.”⁣⁣
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-DJT, January 23, 2016⁣⁣

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lilith And Her Slippery Sidekick, Rudy



8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here

“Truth is not truth.” Orwellian doublespeak by RG⁣⁣

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Monday, September 30, 2019

St. Nancy And The Tiny Fisted Emperor Of All Things Unimaginable


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Friday, September 20, 2019

Puff, Angel Overseer Of iCloud Bewilderment


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here



“So, Where exactly is “The Cloud?” -everyone over 60


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A little love note from me!


a few of my Instagram Posts


I just want to take a moment to thank all my faithful subscribers that have been with me all these years—12 years to be exact! Whew—that ’s a lot of paintings and posts!

As you may have noticed, I’m posting more frequently of late, to keep everyone updated on my  “Saints And Sinners” series. I’m painting about four new paintings every week and plan to publish a book and a calendar in November with all 50 paintings. (Yep, 50 paintings! Yikes!)

So, if that’s just a bit too many emails in your inbox I want to give you the option to follow along on my Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/brendayorkart/). There you’ll find all the new paintings plus some behind the scenes stuff and of course, the occasional photo of Pearl, my studio dog (not too many, promise!).

It won’t hurt my feelings if you opt out of receiving the blog post emails and start following me on Instagram. However, I do release the new paintings on the blog before they reach Instagram. So if you want first dibs on a new painting, you’ll want to stay subscribed.

In any case, I just absolutely appreciate all of you that have found my art intriguing and entertaining enough to stay on the ride with me. Thanks a bunch!

And here’s to another 12 years! - Brenda




Monday, September 16, 2019

Franny, Benevolent Angel Of All The Hand-Me-Down Dogs


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


Dedicated to my many (tortured) years in Catholic school as a kid. 
And to the ghastly Sister Mary Francis Catherine, the immortal star of my childhood nightmares.⁣

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Sunday, September 15, 2019

I'm Teaching A Workshop!




In this workshop we’ll go through very specific steps to identify points of inspiration from your favorite artists and then weave them all together to develop your own visual identity.

Here’s what past students have said:

“…game changer; great for direction and encouragement!”

“…entertaining, challenging and informative! Makes you open up.”

“Inspiring! It moved me to another level!”

The workshop is coming right up on October 5 and 6 at Jen Tough Gallery in Benecia, CA. Guaranteed to be fun. And to shake up your art practice…just a little bit.⁣

More info here: https://bit.ly/323BimJ

Questions? Send me an email at brendayork.art@gmail.com

Hope to see you in class!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Poor Donny, Patron Saint Of Toxic Brain Farts And Murky Gray Matter


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


To my Republican friends: Sorry. Not Sorry.


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."




Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Saint Barnabas, Holy Watchdog Of All The Feral Scuttlebutt


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Sunday, September 8, 2019

St. Elmo, Firebrand Stickler Of Beastly Etiquette


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


aka: Doggo Drill Sargent Extraordinaire


My new series is called “Saints & Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets.” If you have followed along on my blog, you know that I spent many (tortured) years in Catholic school as a kid. 

And one of the most fascinating parts of my Catholic education was learning about all the saints and angels. And the saints and angels that took a wrong turn and became sinners (my favorites).

So I thought it might be a fun and informative project to propose a few of my own Saints. And a bunch of those crafty Sinners!

Feel free to submit your favorite Saints & Sinners ideas. Who knows? They might all end up in a fine coffee table book at the end of the project. 

Oh wait, there was already a book written about all those S&S, right? Well, that one doesn’t have the pretty pictures.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Jack, Patron Saint of Time-Honored Misfits


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | sold


(Not the newfangled weirdos.)



Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Here’s to the crazy ones.

The misfits. The rebels.

The troublemakers. The round

pegs in the square holes – the

ones who see things differently.


~ Jack Kerouac


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

St. Jerrold, Exalted Exterminator of Bird Brains And Loose Cannons


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


“I am the chosen one.” -DJT 
Calling Jerrold Nadler...where are you?

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tickled Pink By Her Checkered Past And Golden Halo



8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


Aren't we all?

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Friday, August 30, 2019

Saint Francis And The Beasty Boy



8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | sold



“When among wild beasts, if they menace you, be a wild beast.” -Herman Melville 

(applies to so many situations these days…)

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Finnegan, Patron Saint Of All The Dropped Balls



8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


“Hey, I’m the President of the United States! I’m not the President of the globe.” -DJT


Can I get an AMEN! And praise be, St. Finnegan!

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Monday, August 26, 2019

Ezra, Guardian Angel of Delayed Gratification And False Hope



8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


”False hope makes you cynical”  -Bill Maher

Hmmm, I've yet to meet a cynical dog. Cats, yes. Dogs, no.

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Blaze, Patron Saint Of Scorched Devotion⁣


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


ie: Don't mess with Blaze.

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lucifer, Fallen Angel Of Reckless Buffoons


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here



“… I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of stuff.”

-DJT


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."



Sunday, August 11, 2019

Ruben, Guardian Angel of Way Too Much Emotional Baggage⁣


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


"Dear Parental Units, thanks for giving me
just enough emotional baggage to be an artist 
but not enough to be a prostitute."

-someone I know

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Monday, August 5, 2019

St. Bruno, Archangel Of Crybabies And Whiners


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Saint Cosmo Of Smooth Operators And Witless Scoundrels⁣


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | $175 available here


Even scoundrels deserve saintly intervention.

From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."


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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Martin, Patron Saint of Two Opposing Thoughts


8x8" | acrylic, collage, graphite on canvas | sold


From my new series, "Saints And Sinners. The Dirty Little Secrets."