Archive for the ‘mountains’ Tag

BEFORE NOON

Friday, April 10th, 2015

4.8.15 :: Morning coffee and #coloredpencil #drawing – “World Of My Own Design”

World Of My Own Design

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UPD8 ON “REFUSE TO SETTLE”

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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

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HAVE A GR8 DAY,

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APRIL IS TODAYS MONTH

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Update from BrianLeahyArt HQWorking on a new painting. Here’s a couple sketches:

new piece sketch

new piece sketch 4

Color scheme not final. You can see the wall of windows well here.

new piece footprints

TO THE SUMMITTTTTT

The painting is going to be as big as the last one (“Pile Of Ship”) aka 4 x 6′ on wood. The basic idea is a mountain peak with footprints to the summit visible. In the background a sun looms larger than life. But the whole scene is viewed through a wall of randomly stacked windows.

I am experimenting with using tape to block off segments of the painting, leaving clean wood visible. Just finished a trial smaller example of the tape part, seen below.

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No worries, it only took 4 hours! Ha! Ha. Ugh.

This one’ll be done in time for my summer residency at the unparalleled most excellent TWIG SALON on Pearl St. here in lovely BOULDER COLORADO. Stay tuned friends!

IN THE BEGINNING

Friday, November 15th, 2013

"In The Beginning We Lived Outside"

IN THE BEGINNING WE LIVED OUTSIDE

“He pulled the mirrors off his Cadillac (yeah) / ’cause he doesn’t like it looking like he looks back” – Tame Impala, ‘Elephant’

Acrylic on wood, 40 x 60″. July – September 2013

NEW PAINTING

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Started another painting on wood, about 5′ tall and 3.5′ wide. As of now it is called “In The Beginning We Lived Outside”. Check out that grain pattern. Danggg son. $12/sheet plywood at Home Depot…It may not be suitable for building anything, but it looks cool when you paint on it.

New Painting

The title was inspired by a lyric from musical mastermind Valeska Gavotte‘s forthcoming release, Songs for Sinfonietta, which I am very excited to be designing the album art for. It’s shaping up to be pretty spooky and dark so far. Borderline metal. Br00tal.

FYI, FTW

Monday, June 24th, 2013


Things new and old:

album art

Swamp of dead trees…brutal

new painting 2

Beginning of my newest painting. Spoiler alert…it has mountains and trees in it

New Painting

This is a vague idea of what the new painting will look like, the bottom being the foreground and the top being the…anti-foreground

New Painting 3

New Painting 4

card trees

The foliage is made of card symbols. These colors make it look like sugary cereal

card tree closeup

Sketch for a commission I'm working on, a diptych portraying the never ending march of mankind's 'progress'

Sketch for a commission I’m working on. It’s a diptych inspired by that feeling I get when I drive through suburbia, surrounded by malls, chain restaurants and selfish, useless over-maintained lawns. Uneasy. Displaced. Worried about the future. Sad and lost. I want it to make the viewer feel like vomiting, yet still be like, ‘that’s a cool painting’. Tricky

Diptych

Making paper mache dinosaurs with a person really teaches you about the core of their character

Making paper mache dinosaurs with a person really teaches you about the core of their character

I made a stegosaurus with a sun on its side. f$#%ing hippies

I made a stegosaurus with a sun on its side. f$#%ing hippies

The Stood 2

The ol’ stood has been pretty full lately

The Stood

The painting on the bottom right is called “I’d Rather…”

Brian Leahy Art Logo

This symbol is how I sign my work. It goes back to some of my oldest doodles, when I used to draw nothing but stacks of cubes. I think I learned how to draw them from the show ‘Imagination Station’, that awesome show on PBS that taught kids how to draw all kinds of cool stuff, along with basic concepts like utilizing 3 dimensions. Thanks Mark

Joe slept in the chamber!

It’s been done. Joe.

mini tree discussion

Mini tree discussion

no good oxygen progress

‘No Good Oxygen User’ progress

My bamboo bush thing is the only plant I've ever managed to not kill

My bamboo bush thing is the only plant I’ve ever managed to not kill

"Headless Ghost Gives The Thumbs Up"

“Headless Ghost Gives The Thumbs Up”

ultimate potrait of the artist

Me at the beach

CHINACAT GENERATOR

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Chinacat Generator

ATTENTION

YOU ARE APPROACHING GLEN CANYON

DAM SITE ALL BOATS MUST LEAVE

RIVER AT KANE CREEK LANDING ONE

MILE AHEAD ON RIGHT ABSOLUTELY

NO BOATS ALLOWED IN

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED

U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

Faber Castell markers, pens and found mirror on bristol board. 19 x 24″.

Prints and more are available for sale here.

FOCUS 1

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

focus 1

At night I still want to be outside

Faber Castell markers and pens on recycled paper. 8 x 24.5″.

Prints and more are available for sale here.