Monday, July 28, 2014

San Geronimo Church, Taos Peublo


 San Geronimo Church, Taos Peublo 
11 x 14 inches
Oil on canvas

If you ever get anywhere near Taos, New Mexico, be sure to visit the Taos Peublo. It is one of those places you visit, where you know you are seeing something special. It gives you a glimpse back into history.

The Pueblo, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities, and is the largest surviving multi-storied Pueblo structure in the United States. Built between 1000 and 1450 A.D. it appears today much like it would have a millennium ago.

In 1960, Taos Pueblo was designated a National Historic Landmark, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. In 1992, the Pueblo was named by the United Nations to the “World Heritage List,” due to its uniqueness and universal value to the heritage of all mankind.

Approximately 150 people live within the Pueblo full time.

If you visit and get a little tired of the ancient life, you can go down the road a half mile from the church and try your luck at the casino.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Stockings

Stockings
11 x 15 inches
Oil on wood panel

I think I'm done with this one. I will put it up on the wall to look at it for awhile, then decide for sure. This painting was based on a wonderful image shot by a Swiss photographer, Dani Fehr. He graciously allowed me to use it. You can see more of his work at http://artofdan70.deviantart.com/ or at http://www.artofdan.com/.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Getting Ready


Getting Ready

6 x 6 inches
Oil on wood panel


I have been working on this one the past few days. It is in one of my favorite genres, what I call, "boudoir nudes."

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Notting Hill Station

I've been working on and off, (mostly off) on this painting over the past couple of years. I have had it hanging on the wall for a few months now and have decided it is done. I worked from a photo I took of Notting Hill Station in London a few years ago. I just loved the interplay of the brilliant sunlight and the shadows.

Notting Hill Station
30 X 40 inches
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

White Light

In this painting, I wanted the figure to be engulfed by the white light coming in the window as if she were in a dream.

White Light 
11 x 14 inches
Oil on Canvas

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Friday, May 17, 2013


After a months long layoff, I am back painting again. This is the first of many more to come in 2013. 

Several years ago, my wife, Anne, my sister Robin and I, took a road trip to Phoenix to enjoy the west and visit relatives. We had a wonderful time and this painting comes from the many photos I took in the desert. 



Arizona Desert
Oil on canvas
16 X 20 inches.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My novel, Sea of Guilty is now on sale!

I have not painted in several months.  I have been working on my book.  I am happy to announce that after months of editing, my novel, Sea of Guilty, has at last been published. It is available exclusively on the Amazon Kindle. For those of you who don't have a Kindle, don't worry. You can download the Kindle for free onto your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. It is easy to do, and did I mention, it is FREE! The next step is to follow this link, http://amzn.com/B00ABRGTMA, or you can go to Amazon.com and type my name into the search box. The book downloads in seconds to your device.



The web site for Sea of Guilty is here: http://brauker.com/books.htm.

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I plan on getting back to the easel very soon.  More paintings are on the way!