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Stacked Up

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

“Stacked Up”, acrylic on reclaimed wood, 19.5″ diameter.

Acrylic on reclaimed wood. Copyright Brian Leahy, 2015

Copyright Brian Leahy, 2015



Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

It’s done! The official debut of “Don’t Be Afraid Of Starting Over”. 4 x 6′ acrylic on wood. Hanging now @ Twig Salon, 1831 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302, through March 2015. (Click for closer view)

Don't Be Afraid Of Starting Over painting

Left side of painting

Closeup, left side of painting

Closeup of houses, center of painting

Closeup of houses, center of painting

Closeup, right side of painting

Closeup, right side of painting

u know wut it issss ;) Signature on painting

U know wut it issss ūüėČ Signature on painting

This painting gets its name from one of my favorite Foster The People songs, “Pseudologia Fantastica”. (And for anyone who might be confused out there, it was referred to in earlier posts as¬†“Refused To Settle”. But the ‘Don’t Be Afraid of Starting Over’ tagline was always on the back, and in the end I felt like it summed up the idea¬†of the painting better)

Backside of painting, before hanging

Backside of painting, before hanging

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Salon hair chair thingies for scale

2014 has been one of the best years of my life so far. Looking forward to 2015. Happy New Year everyone!


Friday, September 5th, 2014

Recently got into a batch of gold paint. $$$ ruh roh

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Progress on “Refuse To Settle”. 4 x 6′, acrylic on wood

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014

“PILE OF SHIP” progress. #abandonship


Startin to add all the details…this is my fav part.

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Different pictures than the ones I post here, plus a slice of lyfe.

I don’t know how to link this to that‚Ķotherwise I would. Heh. Sorry. #hashtaghumor


Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

My largest painting yet has achieved finishment. Es final.


loomer and suby

Created with Liquitex acrylics on wood, “Loomer” measures 4.3′ x 3.6′. This painting was developed when I was given the mural project in Lafayette (see previous post) and was completed at the same time. It ended up having its own personality.

picture of 'Loomer'

Loomer Winner

WINNING. Below you can see some shots of the painting in progress

Loomer beginning

Loomer progress

Loomer trees 2

more stages of loomer

more stages of loomer 3

loomer near finish

loomer adding buildings

loomer porch

who set this shot up

When I finish a piece I write details about its life on the back, like the time period and what albums I was listening to most at the time. The phrase “Look Up” sums up my perspective on life. Positive minds create their own positive world. B$#$%.

Loomer Back

It was super cool painting at this size. I plan on going bigger next time.