Author Archives: Brad
A new painting in progress… Stayed tuned for the final outcome!
Change of Tempo When playing in a symphony, reading the music, playing your instrument perfectly in tune, and watching the conductor are important parts of the performance, watching the conductor while reading the music is a challenging multi task to … Continue reading
Progress on painting as of today (Saturday). I am still not sure about the colors and will be experimenting as I go… Please enjoy!
I have been working from photos lately, so it has been refreshing to work from a sketch I made more than a year ago. I just discovered it today in an old sketch book… wow, what a nice surprise! I … Continue reading
The canvas is 36″ x 24″, I have started to block out the image in oil using a brush. I am thinking out loud so bear with me… At this point I would usually not show the painting, it just … Continue reading
The second of the four CD tracks is complete! Working with master djembe drummer and musician Fred Simpson has been a highlight in my music experience. Talk about raising the bar! The original composition (composed on the spot) we recorded … Continue reading
I rode my bike to work the other day, the weather was great… ok a little warm… I stopped to sketch this beautiful scene close to the gallery, the people that lived at the house came out and gave me … Continue reading
Brad Smith and Fred Simpson have come together to collaborate on a new CD, Infinite Rhythm, which will be recorded live in the gallery one track at a time. The project should be finished this summer and will feature African … Continue reading
“Good Morning #5″ in progress
Good Morning #5,” oil on canvas, 60″ x 60″
I am working on a new painting based on a sketch I did in oil on paper in January. Many times someone will ask me how long it takes to make a painting… There is no real answer; for example, I would have to say I started this painting in January – now is the end of June and I am just now getting the idea to canvas… It took much consideration to decide Continue reading