Steve Brookman Art Page

 

I've been a lifelong doodler, sketcher, and now mostly a seasonal painter. I'm unschooled with the exception of taking a few private lessons several decades ago when I took a leave of absence from my real job as an airline pilot and took a few watercolor lessons from a local artist and friend, Emily James. Since retiring from the airlines and moving to Maine in 2016 I started taking adult ed watercolor classes in the fall and winter after a 20 yr hiatus from doing any painting.

Other than occasional pen and ink I've only been using watercolors. I plan to explore acrylics and recently (2020) started using egg tempera..

 

 

Latest Work

My first commission! A request from a good friend and Naval Acamemy classmate. It's done in egg tempera, Susan using her battery powered snow shovel after a blizzard.


Watercolor homework, paint a crowd. This is a scene from a Small Reach Regatta. I'm getting help removing seaweed from the centerboard slot.

Another egg tempera taken from a water color by Mike Boardman.


Susan didn't want live flowers for Valentines Day so I found a rose painting on the internet and did an egg tempera version.

More experementing with ET, trying to paint rocks like Phil

This is a watercolor of a Phil Schirmer egg tempera work. I attended an egg tempera workshop conducted by Phil at his house in Jan 2020.


This is my attempt at an egg tempera done at that workshop

And I soon discovered that egg tempera tastes good, at least to a puppy.

Another watercolor version of a Schirmer painting

SOLD-Perkin's House Kitchen. 2019 Collecting Castine Silent Auction - Wilson Museum, Castine, Maine


This lot is a mile from our house. It was taken from a photo I shot while running right after a snow storm.
The storm clouds are sliding off to the east and sun is trying to make an appearance casting a silvery glow to the scene.

 

 

Portraits of Ken, Susan's Dad, at 95 and 25

SOLD-This was my submission for the Blue Hill Public Library's 2018 Paint the Peninsula fund raiser. It was the first painting that I have sold. It was a silent auction and had a small bidding war with the final price of $300 of which the library received 75%.

This was a 3 color drill done for an art class. You're not limited very much if you select 3 primary colors.

Another winter bridge picture. . Can't have too many as the bridge won't be here too much longer

 

SOLD-Front Row Seats - view in front of our house. 2019 Paint the Peninsula - Blue Hill Public Library Silent Auction

 

Bagley, our golden retriever, blends in nicely with the color of the cedar deck and boot box.

A quick portrait of Bagley


Another art class project, paint motion and emotion


Schooner, a black lab mix, made it to 16+ years and was one happy dog until the end.

People complain abbout the long winters in Maine. I don't mind them as they provide the opportunity to paint and great subject matter. I'm sort of fond of red buildings. This is the boat shed at the end of our road.


My workshop with the wood stove burning. I can get work done all winter if the temps get above 20 as long as there is some sun.


The Boulet's house on High St, Blue Hill

This red garage is just past our road on the way to the reversing falls.

 

 


This was one of my first attempts back in 1996. I called it "Double Duh." I painted a lot that year but then put the brushes down for 20yrs.

 


 

My first email address was Marineart@.....and I painted a lot of, marine art.


 

 

 


Susan, my wife, really likes whales.

SOLD-This painting is taken from John Gardner's The Dory Book. It is a copy of a Sam Manning illustration of a Swampscott Dory. It sold at the Wilson Museum's Collecting Castine silent auction in 2018.

I built this Doug Hylan Beach Pea in 2018. It was nice opening up the boat shed in the morning and seeing the sun lighting her hull.

A homework project, one color study of our wooden bass boat that we took family vacations on.


Another homework project, catching the winter sun from my workshop.


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Art homework, paint white and paint a drape. This was part of the Perkins Kitchen that I omitted because I didn't want to tackle the draping cloth.

Another homework project, 3 different profiles

A fun homework assignment, paint the back of a head. I used 3 colors, blue man seeing red.

 


 



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Steve Brookman
Steve@OtterWater.com
207-374-7118

 


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