Archive for the ‘painting’ Tag

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

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NEW PAINTING ALERT

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!

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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NEW ART SHOW @ TWIG

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

BRIAN LEAHY ART NOW HANGING @ TWIG SALON IN BOULDER

Pile of Ship

“Pile of Ship”

4 acrylic paintings on wood, 7 marker drawings and more arriving as the seasons change. Exhibition runs from August – December 2014.

Three Paintings, One Photo

Left: “In The Beginning We Lived Outside”. Right: “Loomer”

 

Twig Salon is located at 1831 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO. Come check it out!

Coming up on BRIAN LEAHY ART:

РMore photos of the art showing

Info¬†about the¬†upcoming debut / release party @ Twig¬†of REFUSE TO SETTLE, a 4 x 6′¬†acrylic painting about brightly colored chemical atoms and rising to meet your dreams.

Until next time,

Brian 

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

What’s up bro

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Did¬†I trick you with that headline? I don’t know if that’s ever gonna happen but we¬†gotta dream right? Yes we do. Anyways this post is not really about that. Altho I truly wish it was.

Brian Leahy Art wants to tell you about the band its in.

“Um, our band is called W Summon. We’re named after that piece of materia from Final Fantasy VII that lets you cast the attached spell twice in a row. Awesome”

We’ve been playing monthly at the No Name Bar on the Hill in Boulder, CO

Our next show there is May 3 @ 10 PM

Look for us to start playing in Denver this summer.

Been carting some paintings over there for the shows‚Ķhere you can see “Greater Than / Less Than” in the background. Ugh. Hipsters.

Stage ready

We got lights!

Stage before

“Greater Than / Less Than” painting in the background

W Summon

Will joins us on guitar. He’s the real deal.

Robert and stage

Robert plays bass and sings. What a nice young man.

lol w summons depressed and drinking and pizzaing away the pain

W Summon drinkin’ brews and eating an extra large Cosmo’s pizza off of a motorcycle

Come hang with us at the next show. I’m going to keep talking about these things on BrianLeahyArt.com¬†as I start to blend the two worlds more. and more.

Trees Are Just Giant Plants

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

heyo yo. yo. Wut u been up 2 major Brin?

Here are some things. Recently.

Insert Face Here

The center is cut out…you can put your face behind it. if you want.

Power Drain

Power Drain

Rollin Over

Business Man

Oldies but goodies

Oldies but goodies…The one on the right is an early version of ‘Take A Bow’

No Good Oxygen User

Part I of ‘No Good Oxygen User’

No Good Oxygen User 2

Part II of ‘No Good Oxygen User’

Movin in 1834

check out this funny guy

he looks like he likes Metallica

Cool desk shot of Pipes

Pipes

Coool desk shot of Pipes 2

Pipes on the way

Pipes progress

Hand of God

Hand of God

Snooze Drawings 2

Concept art for an awesome company

Snooze drawings 3

Snooze Drawings

What it looks like to set up a show

What it looks like setting up for a show

flowering of memory 1

Progress of ‘Flowering of Memory’

Forest Moon Sketch

Oil paints you disgust me

Great American Prairie Study Naming Process

Great American Prairie – study / naming process

Early Brian Art!

Early Brian Leahy art. Age 8 or 9. I liked finding out that even back then I was drawing trees and mountains. But I grew up on the ocean. Maybe that explains the killer whale in the lake

LOOMER

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

My largest painting yet has achieved finishment. Es final.

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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.

NEW PAINTING

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

There’s a mural in the works, here in Brian town. I am teaming up with a cool organization in Lafayette that helps kidz get mo’ art in their lives – killer idea – and I will be painting a mural with them soon (more info on that to follow). To figure out what I want to do there I started my largest painting yet last week (it’s on wood – also a 1st for me). He’s taken on a life of his own now. Have to have it finished in 3 days, so you won’t even have to wait long to see it done!

MURAL

Mural ariel view

mural from the side

Mural in da mornin'

In Da Mornin

mural finish tree

mural 3rd black

mural 2nd blue

mural 1st blue

Here you can see the sketch I did for the painting:

mural sketch