Hey there. I’m Bret. Welcome to my new art blog. I’m planning to showcase my paintings here and break down the process a little for those interested in such things. Here’s my most recent work, a 1947 Indian captured in acrylics on a 36×12-inch canvas:

This took me almost a month, all told. Here’s what it looked like in the beginning, before the magic started to happen:

This one felt like a pretty huge learning experience for me. Definitely a personal breakthrough, especially with regards to the treatment of light. Here’s a detail that will hopefully show a little of what I’m getting at:

Anyhow, that’s my first post. Drop by again anytime; there should be more artwork up very soon.

Bret Taylor
Vancouver, BC

6 responses

  1. Howya, this is spectacular! Glad clicking on it makes it bigger, I love all the detail, texture and metal work–and the *background*!–Can you please post a close-up of that? Those colors,(and those little highlights in the pink–wow!)they really knock me out! I’m not one for pink, and it’s totally unexpected, but it *so* works…

    October 12, 2008 at 4:11 PM

  2. Done.

    October 15, 2008 at 12:31 AM

  3. Glad to see you out here in the blogoshpere (or whatever they’re calling it this week), man.And I like the pieces so far. Good use of colour on the motorcycle, and the guitar/amp set look dazzling.Lee.

    October 20, 2008 at 3:13 PM

  4. Lee! Good to hear from ya, buddy.And thanks.

    October 20, 2008 at 4:27 PM

  5. Undeniably the most spectacular “Indian” rendition I have ever seen!Accolades to you!I have added your link to my blog…Keep it up Howya!You do texture the absolute best!~~Kathleen

    October 26, 2008 at 8:26 PM

  6. KT

    Good stuff here. I like it Bret, nice work! I will follow your blog.Greetings..

    November 10, 2008 at 9:13 AM