Bruce Marsh

Painting: Images and Thoughts.

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“River Chop” finished! August 17, 2015

"River Chop" Oil/Linen August 2015

August 16, 2015
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“Waves” in progress, Aug 13, 2015

"Waves" Oil, 60" X 65" Aug 2015

August 13, 2015
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RR Bridge; Little Manatee River

“RR Bridge” Oil/Panel 9″ X 24″ Jan. 2015 This is a small painting of the bridge…

April 1, 2015
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“Shallows II” Still in progress…Feb 15, 2015

Here is today’s progress, plus a detail below to show the paint handling…quite loose, in…

February 10, 2015
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“Shallows” Finished

Finished!

January 7, 2015
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“Shallows”, progress and detail shots.

“Shallows” Oil/Linen  60″ X 65″ In progress, January 2015 Below are two…

January 6, 2015
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Shells and Light…progress!

Day 5; Now to crank the whole thing into focus! Second day progress…rolling along. Now to make the…

December 11, 2014
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Back to work….

Finally getting back in the studio after a hectic month! My Sarasota show, Thanksgiving and family, and…

December 3, 2014
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Survey Exhibition: Nov 14 – Dec 30

An exhibition of my paintings, curated bu Mark Ormond, is a selection of works from the past 10…

November 1, 2014
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Two Older Paintings…

  These are two pieces that will be in my Exhibition in Sarasota, November 14 2014. I’ve had…

November 1, 2014
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State of the Studio…

Getting ready for a show in November, at Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art in Sarasota. It will include both…

October 13, 2014
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“Woman Shouting” Watercolor study

A large w/c study from last week. The sessions require energy and focus, and the results vary from…

September 24, 2014
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“Tampa View II”

  New piece underway…looking blocky at this stage, as I try different color possibilities.…

September 17, 2014
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“Port Rain II”

Finally finishing this; there was a real problem with painting the water smears that were on the window…

September 14, 2014
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“Tampa w/Hermosa Studio”

Negative image (inverted in Photoshop) of painting above. The studio and strips are negative, Tampa and…

September 10, 2014
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More Figure Studies…hot and cold.

  Here are a couple more studies….the top one a much more linear approach, the bottom one…

September 8, 2014
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Studies from the figure…hot and cold.

I’m continuing with the small watercolor studies from the model a couple of evenings a month. I…

September 6, 2014
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Port Tampa w/Rain

This just finished. It all fell together pretty quickly; part of a series with weather. I have a major…

September 4, 2014
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“Stones”

On the verge of finishing this…although at this stage I could keep on tweaking the image forever!…

August 17, 2014
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Stones, August 11 2014

A bit of a change of pace…about a thousand stones on a beach. Just begun; working with thin washes…

August 13, 2014
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Tampa View, finished!

Just finished this, although at this stage I could keep pecking away at it forever. This image quality…

July 30, 2014
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Tampa View, in progress

New piece underway. Began it a couple of days ago, now in the midst of looking for the color…

July 30, 2014
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Watercolor Figure Studies

These are a few images from recent sessions with the model, all fairly quick studies, in watercolor. I…

July 27, 2014
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TECO Lagoon/Handmade Panorama

    A small piece from 3 images of the TECO power plant in Apollo Beach. Colors are a…

July 26, 2014
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Tampa Bay w/St. Petersburg View

Just finished this small piece. Trying to decide on the next big piece…always a difficult…

July 13, 2014
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“Ruskin Evening” …finished

Finished this today…thinking of it as a study…figures, light, photo artifacts…the…

June 30, 2014
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“Bay Edge”…almost finished

"Bay Edge" almost finished.

June 17, 2014
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“BayEdge” ….progress, June 1, 2014

BayEdge

June 3, 2014
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“Paynes Prairie”

This is a painting done onsite, over a couple of days, from a watchtower overlooking the prairie. This…

February 18, 2014
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“Bay w/Power Plant”

Close to being finished; gotta give it a look tomorrow. The reflections on the water  may need…

February 16, 2014
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Exhibition: Clayton Galleries Tampa, March 7 – April 12, 2014

A two person show with my compatriot of so many years, Jeff Kronsnoble. Picture is from our studio on…

February 15, 2014
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Progress; “Broken Sky”

Second pass over the whole done. I’m thinking about  making a more vignetted image, making the…

February 12, 2014
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Plein air study….

“Bay Study w/Tampa Skyline” I just framed this study from a couple of years ago; it was done…

February 11, 2014
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“Bay w/Broken Sky”

New piece just begun; a fragmented sky, late afternoon light, with the Tampa Electric Plant front and…

February 9, 2014
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California Weeds.. done

“California Weeds”  Oil  18″ X 18″  Feb 3, 2014 Finally finished. I think.…

February 2, 2014
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California Weeds

Beginning of a small study, 18″ X 18″, a change of pace from the water pieces. As you can…

January 28, 2014
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“Wave Shadow II” …done.

Finished this study today, simply tweaking the color and making some adjustments to the size of…

January 23, 2014
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“Wave w/Shadow II” 24″ X 24″ in progress

A small water piece; in progress, thinking of some overall color adjustments at this point. The whole…

January 21, 2014
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“Wave Shadow” …Finished.

“Wave w/Shadow” Oil/Linen  60″ X 65′  Jan. 2014 Finally bringing this to a…

January 13, 2014
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“Bay Chop II”…A golden oldie.

This is a piece from 2008,  where the handling of the water seems particularly effective to me. I am…

January 2, 2014
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“Beach w/Shadow” ….more progress

“Beach w/Shadow” oil/linen 60″ X 65″ Making progress; it’s close to being…

December 31, 2013
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“Beach w/Shadow” Progress….

” Beach w/Shadow” 60″ X 65″  Oil/Linen  in progress; second day. Working…

December 29, 2013
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“Beach w/Shadows”…underway.

New painting started….”Beach w/Shadows”  60″ X 65″  Oil/Linen…

December 28, 2013
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Watercolor figure study

I’ve been doing quick, 20 minute, watercolor studies from the model for the past few weeks; almost…

December 18, 2013
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“Esacalante gap” Onsite painting.

I thought it would be good to post an onsite painting from Utah, from a few years ago. This was…

December 17, 2013
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“Woods Drawing”

This is a very old drawing, from 1974, made on a veranda looking into the woods at Lake Arrowhead,…

December 15, 2013
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“Storm” Painting finished

“Storm” 12″ X 40″  Oil/Panel  December 2013 Finished this today, mainly…

December 12, 2013
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“Shell Point Road”, December 2013

“Shell Point Road” Oil/Panel  12″ X 40″ December 2013 Just finished this; a…

December 12, 2013
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“US 41 w/Rain”

Painting from a ‘drive by photo’, with an artificial color structure.

December 12, 2013
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“Windy Bay II”

This piece is “Windy Bay II” Oil on Linen, 36″ X 84″. “Windy BayII”…

October 18, 2013
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“Windy Bay”

This is the first, 12″ X 40″, Oil/Panel, version of this subject. My source photos were from…

December 12, 2013
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A smaller square composition, this was one of there first of the recent Mangrove series. Working in…

December 12, 2013
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Tampa Rain

Perhaps somewhat of a break through in terms of color. I feel in need of a way to work much…

December 12, 2013
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“Light Chop”

A large study of some complexities of light and water. I think it has to do with the…

December 12, 2013
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“Sea Grapes”

A piece which struck me for it’s rough symmetry;and for the luminous palette. I have concerns…

December 12, 2013
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“Mangrove Bay II”

A study of the Bay, from E.G.Simmons Park in Ruskin. This view is looking north, toward the sometimes…

December 12, 2013
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“Sea Grapes”

A large studio piece from photos made at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin Florida. I visit this place almost…

December 12, 2013
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Bay with Weather

It’s a pleasure working on these small panels; they develop quickly, and seem so flexible as…

December 12, 2013
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“Causeway”, 12″ X 40″ Oil/Panel

Just finished this and am very pleased!! The paint application is getting looser, and the color a bit…

December 12, 2013
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“Causeway II”

Finished this today; the third in the rain series. I find I’m anxious to return to crisply focused…

December 12, 2013
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“Truck Stop”

A view of mid Florida with some threatening weather. Oil/Linen, 48″ X 60″, completed in…

December 12, 2013
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“US 41 Ruskin II”

A large study of Ruskin downtown…a painting which hung around the studio for a long time…the sky…

December 12, 2013
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“US 41 Ruskin”

A large piece based on photos of an intersection in Ruskin, Florida. A really key painting in terms of…

December 13, 2013
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“Mira Bay Road”

A view from the back side of a housing development, partially built. The symmetry of the whole image,…

December 14, 2013
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“Ruskin Evening”

A study of clouds, late afternoon, Ruskin Florida. Home. The collection of my daughter, Allison.

December 12, 2013
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“Ruskin Sky”

A study of an empty warehouse, isolated in an old tomato field, here in Ruskin Florida. Built in 1006…

December 13, 2013
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“Spring Run”

This a major piece for a hospital in Houston. The image was a combination of elements from several…

December 14, 2013
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“TECO plant w/Lagoon””

This is an onsite study of the TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida, painted from a site located…

December 13, 2013
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“Dudley Journal”

This is an onsite Florida painting,made on the Dudley Farm west of Gainesville. It’s a favorite of…

December 14, 2013
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“Painted Woods”

A patch of woods just uphill from our old cabin, now sold, in the N.Carolina woods. Some day I’ll…

December 14, 2013
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“Zion Wall”

This is a painting of a 3000′ sandstone wall in Zion National Park. Also a detail of the painting,…

December 13, 2013
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“Boulder Road”

This a study overlooking highway 12, in SE Utah, which runs along a narrow spines of ridges and…

December 14, 2013
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“Bahia Lakes”

This is one of a series of 96′ panoramic panels, on the theme of Florida suburban development. The…

December 14, 2013
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“Mira Bay Hill”

This was a strange sight. An artificial hill of fill dirt, covered with plastic in a striped pattern.…

December 14, 2013
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“Mira Lakes Pit”

This is a study of an immense excavation; it is to create a retention pond, a so called Lake, for…

December 14, 2013

3 Responses to “Current Paintings”

  1. Anonymous

    Wonderful paintings Bruce, so happy to see them. You are so gifted! Sheila Marsh

    Reply

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