Monday, April 29, 2013


Here's what I have on my studio easel. It's 20" x 32".

April Color

oil on panel
I painted out on Sunday near my house. This is just off the road in Becks Preserve, where I've painted a number of times. I need to remind myself to pack in bug repellent. The gnats were nasty, but at least there weren't mosquitoes! I was really drawn to the abstract shapes and how this guided the eye around and through the painting.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


This weekend was beautiful. Slightly cloudy and WARM. I worked on my wood sculpture in my garage on Saturday and painted outside on Sunday. This is a spot I've passed by many times, a lot next to a fire station. You never know where you'll find inspiration. Often, it's right in your backyard!

Copperas Street

Here's a painting from my trip to Manchester, England from April 7 - 14th. Needless to say, it was wet and cold, not my favorite working conditions. I was there on a business trip with my PHA partner, Frank. We were determined to get in some painting. We painted in Manchester, Liverpool and in Heaton Park. This is the best of 3 paintings of a street corner in Manchester.

Friday, April 5, 2013

OPS 2013 Plein Air Southwest Salon

Plein Air Southwest Salon

Powerhouse's own Bruce Tinnin will be one of the many talented artists to be showcased at this year’s Plein Air Southwest Salon 2013. This event, in its seventh year and sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society, will be held at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas from April 6 – May 4, 2013. For more information, visit the event website. To see more of Bruce’s paintings, check out his website.