Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cloud Zeppelin

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | $150 + shipping

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all.
-Joni Mitchell


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Neville's Squandered Inklings

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | sold

This painting is a little homage to all the magnificent thoughts and ideas that float through an artist's brain during the act of creation. And promptly fly out the window the second a new snippet of a notion flutters by. Sticky inklings are rare birds.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Jeffrey Spilled His Beans

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | sold


Thinking I should've named this guy "Donald". Just sayin'....


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Flutter Buzz

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | $150 + shipping

Vern L. anxiously awaits the first day of spring. Hibernation can be so tedious.

Check out my online gallery to see more paintings like this. Enjoy!


Monday, February 22, 2016

Hello. Goodbye. I'm Late.

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | $150 + shipping


"The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!" -White Rabbit of Wonderland


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tagalong

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | $150 + shipping


Definition of "Tagalong": person who follows or goes somewhere with another person often in an annoying way.

Or: best Girl Scout Cookie. Ever.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Turbulent Heart

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | $150 + shipping

Valentines Day? Singles Awareness Day? How about...Eat Way Too Much Chocolate Day.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Another Toad. Another Kiss.

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | sold


A little Valentines Day tongue-in-cheek painting (for the toads). 


Friday, February 5, 2016

Chin Scratcher

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and graphite on wood panel | sold


New paintings...finally! Feels good to be painting again. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2016 calendar: hot off the press!

 cover | 2016 calendar


My 2016 calendar features 12 of my favorite paintings and stories from my book, "Big Little Paintings | Short Little Stories."
  • pages are 8.5 x 10.75", 8.5 x 17" open
  • printed on high quality, heavy, white cardstock
  • wire binding
  • comes sealed in a clear protective bag
  • limited edition of 100 (when they're gone-they're gone...)
  • $32 + shipping




Seriously, I hate to be the one to tell you this...but the Holiday Frenzy is just about 12 weeks away. And these calendars make great little gifts. Just tryin' to be helpful...

Check out the whole calendar on my website (that's also where you can buy one. Or two. Or....) 

Thanks. And enjoy!



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tooting My Own Horn...


Yep, that's me!  Third place in The Artist's magazine's Annual Art Competition! Such an honor to be recognized by one of my favorite art magazines. December issue--full of good stuff. Pretty dang proud of this one. Thanks Artist's Magazine!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Secret Garden

6x6x2" | acrylic, collage and ink on wood panel | sold




No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth...and yes, I've been crazy-busy! Starting with my Studio Sale both online and in San Diego. Then I participated in the always eventful ArtWalk-- again in San Diego. Followed up with graduations, visitors and just a tad of travel. Sheesh! It feels good to be back in the studio, cleaning up all the mad-clutter and getting ready for a summer of slinging paint. Can't wait!




In the meantime, I painted these little gems right before ArtWalk. They are a bit different for me and they sure got a lot of love at ArtWalk! They are collage on wood with paint and ink on top. Each one is a 2" deep cradled wood panel.



Here's the whole gang. They look really fun all together hanging in my studio!



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hurricane Eye

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

When I was a kid I spent hours drawing just eyes. I think you can tell the whole story through the eyes—the window to the soul. 

I know the people in my paintings are a bit….ahem, quirky, but I strive to make the eyes relate-able and very human. The eyes tell the story.

Check out my newly updated website to see more of my paintings. And lots of googly eyes!
 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tiny Dancer

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

So a few weeks ago when I posted a page from my sketchbook (below) and asked for input on which sketch to paint, this one got the most votes. 

I ended up painting five out of the six sketches but this one was certainly the big winner. It’s pretty different from the others; I rarely paint legs and feet—maybe that’s it? Or perhaps it’s the interaction between these two odd little people. Or maybe the ears? Who knows! 

For those of you who cast your vote for this painting, I hope it is everything you imagined it might be. Funny feet and all!
my sketchbook

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Poetry In Motion

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

You had the power all along my dear. –Glinda, the Good Witch
Would you like to see all my available Daily Paintings? Hop on over to my DPW Gallery. And enjoy! 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Mothership

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



Feeling a bit like The Floating Mothership lately…Offspring #1 is off on his latest adventure in China and Myanmar. Never one to stay put for too long, Zac’s new business card says “Student + Educator in Training. Global Citizen.” 

Child #2 just spent spring break in Portland and says she’ll probably live there one day. In a pink house with a dog and a garden. 

Sigh…here’s what I’ve learned: they always spin back in my direction eventually. In the meantime, Zac and Cam, spread those wings. But don’t forget to orbit back to the Mothership now and again.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Barnyard Thug

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

I've had a busy couple of months and, although you haven't seen much of me or my work on this blog lately, I have been working on some new and exciting projects. 
Fun products with my art on them; like throw pillows, tote bags and wall clocks. Plus I am going to make the paintings from the Big Little Paintings | Short Little Stories series available as individual art prints with the stories included on the print--so excited to share these! Stay tuned...

In the meantime, my book, Big Little Paintings | Short Little Stories is available as an e-book. Pretty cool!
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big Little Paintings | Short Little Stories. The Book! The Movie!


Big Little Paintings | Short Little Stories by Brenda York  

Finally...my book is  finished! I think it took longer to put the book together than it took to paint all 60+ Big Little Paintings. 

The book is now available on Blurb. (Yay!) And the movie--that's right, the movie of yours truly talking (and giggling just a little too much) about the paintings and their stories is now showing on You Tube. 

So go get your popcorn. It's sure to be a blockbuster. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fine-Feathered Love

 6 5/8 x 4 5/8" | acrylic on paper | 8x10" white archival mat 
$125 | free shipping


Can't believe that Friday is Valentine's Day. Or, as my son calls it, Singles Awareness Day...

Check out my online gallery for more paintings like this. Enjoy!



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Couples

 Whisper | Controlled Substance | Au Fait
12x12" each | acrylic, collage and charcoal on canvas | $450 each | $1200 for all three


EMAIL ME TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL PAINTINGS

These three Couples belong together so I'm offering a special pricing in time for Valentine's Day. I love the way they look hanging together in my studio...love is in the air!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

As The Crow Flies

 6 5/8 x 4 5/8" | acrylic on paper | 8x10" white archival mat 
$125 | free shipping


Pesky birds and zany botanicals are a couple of my favorite things to paint. They come right after pesky people and zany beasties, of course. There's a hidden heart in this one in case you need a one-of-a-kind token of love for your Valentine.

Check out my online gallery for more paintings like this. Enjoy!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Neck Of The Woods

 6 5/8 x 4 5/8" | acrylic on paper | 8x10" white archival mat 
$125 | free shipping

SOLD

Number 14. Landscape-check. Texture-check. Home, structures, forest-check, check and check! Having fun-CHECK! By the way, I have hidden hearts in these landscape paintings. For your Valentine, of course.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Earthly Delights

 6 5/8 x 4 5/8" | acrylic on paper | 8x10" white archival mat 
$125 | free shipping


OK, time for a reality check. It's looking more like a 20 in 30 day challenge right now. And I'm OK with that. Really. 

These little "points of departure" have really triggered my excitement to do some BIG-A** paintings--they've been a great way to explore new themes, techniques and materials. But I've been focused on small pieces for a year and now it's time to go big! I'll be painting for a fall show and some new pieces for my galleries--stay tuned. In the meantime, I've got a few more of these little guys up my sleeve.

I did this painting along with three others on the same day (I should get extra credit, right?) Anyway, I really like the way they all look together. Here they are in my studio getting some last minute "love".





Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bird In Hand

 6 5/8 x 4 5/8" | acrylic on paper | 8x10" white archival mat 
$125 | free shipping


A tad bit behind on my 30 in 30 Day Challenge, oh well! I gave myself permission to be horizontal on the sofa most of yesterday and today trying to not get the cold that is trying like hell to take up residence in my lungs and sinuses. Luckily, this piece was painted before my nose started pretending it was a faucet...I hope you enjoy! Ok, back to the sofa for me...



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Here Kitty, Kitty

 6 5/8 x 4 5/8" | acrylic on paper | 8x10" white archival mat 
$125 | free shipping

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Number 11. Working the list: beasties-check. Texture-check. And white...well, a teeny check. I think I need to revise my list.