Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Book2_ties, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

A 3D piece made from a book, sticks, paint, twine, glue and shellac.
Working on sculpture is a recent interest for me. I haven't done much in the 3D realm since college days. It is a very different way to work than painting.

Friday, May 25, 2007


Manifest, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

In keeping with my recent explorations of the "Western" theme.
Mixed media on panel

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Edwin's Story

Edwin's Story, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

Acrylic, pencil and collage
More adventures of Edwin to come. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Ballyhoo, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

3 pieces that I sent to the "Ballyhoo" show at Bear and Bird Gallery in Lauderhill, Fl. The show is running from May 5 - June 8.
Lionel the Lion-Faced Man was a real performer. Octoboy, not so much. The first piece is an oldie that the good folks at Bear and Bird liked so that was sent.
2 pieces on right are around 6"x9" and are framed in vintage frames. The piece on left is about 9"x13" and is mounted to a panel with floating frame.
Contact Bear and Bird to purchase.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

the Shatner

the Shatner, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

This is my piece in the "Shatner Show" at Uppercase Gallery in Calgary, Canada.
Lots of great artists involved in this project. Check it out.

Monday, May 21, 2007


I did 16 of these as a variation project. I wanted to see how many different versions I could do with one subject. I could have kept going. Maybe I'll pick it up again in the future and do more.

See my flicker page or my web site (go to my fine art section>people, places, animals-7th icon from left) to see all 16. Oh, and they are for sale as is most of the art on my site.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Buffing up my art collection. I just received my recent purchase; Gasbot by
Gammaraybots. So cool. It has been put in a place of honor on the mantle.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Making of Serpentina

This is a step-by-step of how I created my piece for the, "2nd Annual 3 Feet High Skatedeck Show" I call it, "Serpentina" named for a real side-show performer.
Go here to find more information about the show.
Let's get started...

Got my deck and I sanded the finish off of the art side so paint will stick.

I start by painting background color; little yellow and a little white. Starting to build up some texture...

...a little more bkgd. color - blue, a little more texture. I like texture...

...I place my rough sketch over the deck for positioning(sketchbook lower left)...

...here is a close-up of the face in the sketch...

...painting the body area...

...I have the areas of the body blocked in and have started to paint the under layers...

...working on the hair...

...working some more on body and hair. Building up mass and details...

...working on details. Highlights and lowlights...

...full view...

...working on the lettering. Luckily the holes in the board lined up with her eyes...