July Painting of The Month

790 Untitled

Mary Lea Bradley, 790 Untitled, acrylic on paper, 24 x 18 inches

The colors in this months painting are absolutely gorgeous! Bright turquoise and luminous yellow set off by a rich, deep black.



June Painting of The Month

851 Untitled

851 Untitled, acrylic on paper, 24 x 18 inches

Can you see the coral and mustardĀ  peeking through the layers of gray? I originally had this painting upside down but a friend of mine pointed out that it should be the way that it is now. I agree with him completely.

Here’s the link

May Painting of The Month

793 Untitled

Mary Lea Bradley, Overpass, acrylic on paper, 24 x 18 inches

This is one of my friends favorite paintings because she likes neutral colors the best. It reminds me of a freeway overpass with caves and tunnels and creatures hanging out. How do you feel about it?


April Painting of The Month


Mary Lea Bradley, 410 Untitled, acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 inches

This month’s painting is very dramatic in red and black but also has a touch of whimsy. If you want to add a dynamic and eye-catching abstract to your living or work space this is it!


March Painting of The Month

1022 Untitled

Mary Lea Bradley, 1022 Untitled, acrylic on paper, 20 x 28 inches

Shades of gray and turmeric on top of a background in rust and black give this painting both mystery andĀ punch. Available at the introductory price until the end of the month.


February Painting of The Month

February’s featured painting has quite a long history. It started at the end of 2008 as mixed media on canvas. I went to the fabric store and bought fabric in shades of brown which I cut with scissors into circles. Then put them in the washing machine so that the edges would be frayed. After that I glued them all to the canvas like shingles on the side of a house. When it was done I sealed it with several coats of gloss varnish. It looked like this…

I loved it but the gallery hated it and it ended up in the studio gathering dust. In 2010 I dragged it out and painted the whole thing white. That was a little boring so I added a few shadows.

This time I didn’t really love it but the gallery did. It hung there for a while, but never sold. Eventually it returned to my studio to gather more dust.

The last transformation happened after having coffee with an artist friend of mine last fall. We were talking about different techniques and suddenly the light bulb went on and I knew what I wanted to do with the painting. This is what it looks like now.

1018 Untitled

I love it again and know that it will find a happy home this time after the final transformation. Here’s the link:


American Painter Dennis Hartley

Is this not the most beautiful barn you’ve ever seen? I fell in love with Dennis Hartley’s work after seeing it online at the Morrison Gallery.











FLOATING BARN, 2006, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

I love the dimension created by parallel planes, but what I think is really great is the gorgeous coloration!











WINTER BARN & SHADOW, 2006, oil on canvas, 33 x 26 inches

American painter Dennis Hartley is represented by fine art galleries from coast to coast. Originally an architect, he has spent twenty-five years in design related fields in Europe and the U.S., and has painted professionally since 1998. His media includes both acrylic and oil on canvas. The work often straddles the line between representational and abstract, incorporating ideas from ancient Chinese painting as well as from Western modernist movements of the twentieth century. Besides continuing to explore the American barn and other landscape motifs, his current work is also moving into the non-representational realm incorporating acrylic and mixed media.











WINTER BARN, 2006, oil on canvas, 25 x 38 inches

See more of this beautiful work at the Morrison Gallery