RB Sprague studio work

Finished paintings and work in progress

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Todays work

This morning moved September show piece #4 along a bit. This afternoon got the drawing finished for September show piece #5. 20" x 18" Oil/Linen

Saturday, April 29, 2006

September Show piece #3c

This afternoons work on the third piece for the September Show. Two more sessions on thie one ought to get it. This morning got Whitey out of hock from the brake people for $450.

Friday, April 28, 2006


Today has been consumed with getting Whitey Ford's brakes repaired.

A piece completed earlier this year.

"Window, Bag, Pomegranate" 18" x 16" Oil/Linen

Private collection

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

San Miguel

Nopainting today. Went on a little photo journey instead. Visited a couple old churches which I have painted in the past. This is San Miguel and my favorite view of this beautiful church. Fresh paint really makes it glow. Compare with a recently finished piece based on an earlier photo taken some years ago.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Three Pears

Early to the casino, late lunch and afternoon spent transplanting a few plants and watering. The painting "Three Pears" 20" x 18" Oil/Linen was completed a couple months ago and is now in a private collection in Texas.

Monday, April 24, 2006

September Show piece #4b

Got a little work done on painting #4 this morning but the afternoon was taken up with lunch at Harry's and shopping events. Think this piece will read well once it gets closer to being done. This is a 22" x 20" oil/linen piece.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

September Show piece #2b

After the wind blew the dirt out of the shovel I figured the transplanting could wait. Spent the afternoon on show piece #2. Some progress. Couldn't take the painting outdoors to photograph because of dust and wind so had to rely on the indoor flash route and it shows.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Two Pomegranates

A recent piece, Two Pomegranates, 20" x 18" Oil/Linen. What little work I got done today was not blog worthy so here is a recent piece now at Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Kirkland, WA.

Friday, April 21, 2006

September Show piece #3

Today's work on piece #3 for the Sept show. A strong yellow underglaze informs the tonality of the piece......so far

Thursday, April 20, 2006

September Show piece #4

Beginning of the fourth piece for the September show. 22" x 20" Oil/Linen.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

September Show piece #1

Today's work on Piece #1. 24" x 22" oil/linen

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

September Show piece #3

Start on piece #3 for the September show. 20" x 18" Oil/Linen

Monday, April 17, 2006

September Show piece #1

Today's work on the first piece for the September show. Still a ways to go but beginning to shape up.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

September Show piece 2

Today's work. The charcoal drawing was cleaned up and the first layer of paint has been laid in. Am liking the diagonal striping of the cloths. All elements of the paintings are "made up" and are not taken from life. One might say they are surreal but not in the strict sense of the Surrealist movement several decades ago.

Friday, April 14, 2006

September Show piece #1

Today's progress on the first piece for the September 2006 show at Joyce Robins Gallery

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Charcoal sketch

Here is a charcoal sketch for show painting #2
22" x 20" Linen. In the background are a couple 12" x 9" pieces in progress.

Monday, April 10, 2006

September show #1

The beginning of the first piece for the small one man show in September. Drawing finished and inpainting begun this afternoon. Untitled piece #1 is 24" x 22" oil/linen.
My friend Alex Gildzen kindly posted the first comment to my blog today. His abiding interest in film is evident.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Here is the piece completed yesterday. Still needs a signature and varnish. Next week.

This is the unfinished "SAN MIGUEL" 24" X 22" Oil/Linen. Started in the late Fall of last year. A collectors interest in the unfinished work prompted completion.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

20" x 18" Oil/Linen 2006