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02-22-2008, 10:21 AM


I'm asked if I ever have photos of pieces in progress. Here's a start (first photo of the setup and piece) and another (in progress more than 50% done.) Thanks

02-22-2008, 10:27 AM
hi BMburt, but i don't see the photos..did you "go advanced " when you posted this?

02-22-2008, 12:19 PM
Ooo, tromp l'oeil, way cool. Do people ever try to remove the pieces of tape from a painting? :-D Is the glass flat, or convex? Reminds me of van Eyck's mirror image of himself in the Arnolfini painting.

02-22-2008, 02:04 PM
awesome !! ... simply awesome ... one time we hope you'll take close-up pics of your progress at short intervals so we can see it *develop* .... this one you have provided is interesting tho a little small .... your work is phenomenal !!

02-22-2008, 03:51 PM

That's really good.
Didn't I see one of your works on a magazine, last year ?

Kind regards,


02-22-2008, 04:14 PM
This is coming along great!


02-22-2008, 05:02 PM
Thanks for sharing this WIP...

Kathryn Wilson
02-22-2008, 05:57 PM
Is that your face reflected in the glass? Cool!

These are always fascinating to look at - could you share with us what paper, pastels and tools you use.

02-22-2008, 06:31 PM
They are small, & cat see them weel... but SO real looking.. very kewl!! Thanks for sharing!

water girl
02-22-2008, 06:48 PM
This is just fantastic! What support are you using?? Size?? Pastels??

02-22-2008, 08:55 PM
Very cool, I love trompe l'oeil. Looking forward to seeing more!

-- Linda

02-23-2008, 11:42 AM
Yep it's convex

02-23-2008, 11:44 AM
Bringer- I think I had a piece in last year's pastel journal. . .

Water Girl- This is done on Wallis paper mounted to a primed panel, the size is actual (life size painted sight to size), pastels are a combination of Unison, Schmincke, Nupastel, and pastel pencils.

02-23-2008, 11:52 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2008/47566-PORTRAITS3.jpg I know it's kinda small sorry here's a newer one after about 7hrs more work in to it.

Deborah Secor
02-23-2008, 12:06 PM
As always, Brian, your work is intriguing and exquisitely painted. Thanks for sharing here!