Thursday, March 31, 2011

6" Squared Exhibition and Sale

I'm pleased to announce that my painting Taos Pueblo, was selected by the jury for the, 6" Squared exhibition and sale at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, California.



Please contact the Randy Higbee Gallery for sales information.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Clouds Over The Front Range

Clouds Over The Front Range
5 x 7 inches
Oil on wood panel
(c) Bill Brauker

I went for a walk yesterday afternoon near my house in Westminster, CO and spotted these clouds over the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. It is one of my favorite views from the neighborhood.

This is my entry in the Daily Paintworks challenge to raise funds for the people of Japan. Artists from around the world are donating the proceeds from the sales of all the paintings on the challenge site. To help this important cause, go to http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenge/FC50B15D-5016-4E5E-87F2-87C3F79BA65B to place a bid on my painting or on one of the hundreds of others available.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Snow Tipi

Snow Tipi
6 x 6 inches
Oil on wood panel.

This was an experiment on my part. An imagined painting. I love mountains, especially with lots of snow. It is amazing the different colors that nature makes so I wanted to play with that. I also love tipis. They are an incredible invention, a portable home that you can take anywhere. They are a great geometric shape and represent a history that is long and fascinating. Finally, I have always loved the many haystacks in winter paintings of Claude Monet. In a way this is my homage to the great master.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

California Sunset


California Sunset
6 x 6 inches
Oil on wood panel.

There is not much that compares with the beauty of sun setting into the Pacific off the California Coastline.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Taos Pueblo



Taos Pueblo
6 x 6 inches
Oil on wood panel.

Taos Pueblo is one of those places you visit, where you know you are seeing something special. It gives you a glimpse back into history.

The Pueblo, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities, and is the largest surviving multistoried Pueblo structure in the United States. Built between 1000 and 1450 A.D. it appears today much like it would have been a millennium ago.

In 1960, Taos Pueblo was designated a National Historic Landmark, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. In 1992, the Pueblo was named by the United Nations to the “World Heritage List,” due to its uniqueness and universal value to the heritage of all mankind.

Approximately 150 people live within the Pueblo full time.

This was a joy to paint, I love the adobe buildings, the brilliant sunshine, and shadows, and oh, the blue of the sky and the mountains.
The painting was exhibited in the juried, 6x6 Inch Squared show in Costa Mesa, California in April 2011.