Monday, November 30, 2015


Well Thanksgiving came and went. we had some good friends over and as usual too much food to eat. We still have turkey leftovers. I figured it would be best to work some of it off so my daughter and I went skiing yesterday up at Alta, first time this season and I seem to be out of shape. It was cold up there, 12 degrees with low visibility from the clouds and to make it worse that had the snow making machines going full force, blowing wet mist across the slopes. This made it even colder when you ran through it.

I started a bunch of smaller paintings for Mockingbird Gallery since Christmas is coming up, he put in a request for some little pieces. I'll show some pictures of those in the next few days. Today I was back on this larger painting, working on the lights in the background. I have the wires in the air above the tracks to get in tomorrow;  that should help the composition more.

This 30x30 Jim sold over the holidays at the Mockingbird Gallery..he seems to be moving along with the work at a good pace; that's why he wants the smaller pieces ASAP.  If I can get all six done this week I'll send them off an the end of next week.

Richard Boyer

Saturday, November 21, 2015


I started a 28x38 today for the May Gallery, a view of downtown San Francisco at night. Standing at the edge of the road there is a nice lead-in with the grey curb, ending with the lights of on coming traffic. What I need to keep in mind is be loose with the handling of the paint and to just work on the values and architecture in the beginning. I'll get some pallet knife work on the road since it takes up a lot of real estate, then once it dries come back over the top for the rail lines of the trolley. there are some guide lines above the tracks that I want to incorporate into the composition. On the left side I'll put some people with umbrellas so the eye has something to follow along with.

I think this one will end up being really nice. lets see if I can get it done before Thanksgiving.

Southam Gallery had their show last night and actually sold three works of mine. The client did go for the 24x30 painting I did of the beach, a 24x24 cityscape sold and small 12x16 plein air boat painting from Sweden sold.  Not bad and a welcome relief from their summer dry spell. It will help since I need to order a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS5, its an older version that will work on my computer. With the limited editions I need to adjust the colors of the printer sometimes and they suggest Photo shop is the best for that.

Richard Boyer

Friday, November 20, 2015


Well the client has the painting on approval, thats to say she wants to hang it in her home and see how it looks and then decide.

My new website is finally done. Dealing with "Angelfire" and the domain name became a nightmare for me, so I blew them off and got a new domain name with "Squarespace", ""

Now I'm able to up-date it with ease and also put limited edition canvases on it for sale.

Under the store link you can see the new line of products.

Ferry Boats of Stockholm 11x14 is only $125.
The edition is limited to 275 only

Port to Port 11x14 $125

and then there is a line of cityscapes

Rainy Evening 24x38  $390.

Bus Stop  24x24  $300

So, please check it out and feel free to order some limited edition giclees, each signed and numbered by the artist !

Richard Boyer

Thursday, November 19, 2015


I finished off and delivered the beach painting to Southam Gallery. So now we wait and see what the client will say about it. They are having a show over the weekend here, actually both Friday and Saturday they will be staying open in the evening.. What I am hoping is that they can sell that large Aspen tree painting I did a few weeks ago.

Yesterday I started this 30x30 for the May Gallery, another night view of Portland. Its going to need more work done on it, but at least its far enough along to show some friends at the crit session tonight and get some feed-back. I think more color might be in order first off and then some thick pallet knife work on the foreground road.

Richard Boyer

Saturday, November 14, 2015


I had to switch paintings over to this piece. Southam gallery has a client who is interested in a beach scene with a red umbrella, a 24x30 to fit in a certain spot in the home. The gallery is having a show this Friday so I need to get it done by then.

As for the events that happened last night
My heart goes out to people of Paris, such a cowardly act by terrorists will never accomplish anything. In fact it will unite the French stronger against them!
vive le fran├žais !!!
Montrez votre force contre ces terroristes.

Richard Boyer

Monday, November 9, 2015


I started this 30x30 a few days ago and never got around to posting it, just got too busy I guess. Fall has arrived and the weather is turning colder, so there was a lot of last minute yard work that had to be done.  This painting I'll be sending off to Jim at the Mockingbird Gallery since he seems to be having the best luck at selling them. I sent him an image of it and he seems happy with the painting;  which is always a good thing when the gallery is behind the work.

I did get into a new gallery in Carmel, California; New Masters Gallery which has been around for close to 40 years.  About a week ago I sent them a CD with my cityscapes and sure enough they left a message on the phone that they were interested and wanted to represent my work. Its seems they want all the cityscapes I have in my studio, about eight pieces in all.  I've ordered the frames and they should be ready on Wednesday, then I can get them all boxed up and ready to go.  I'm excited to see if the market there will be as successful as Bend, Oregon. I could really use another good outlet for the new paintings.

This morning I started another 40x40. Mockingbird Gallery told me they have a client interested in one of the sold paintings I did, so something similar would be nice.

I'll be standing in the middle of the road with a purple light from the sky. Its basically the old one point perspective again.

The traffic is moving away from me in this one also. So instead of headlights from the cars;, I'll have red tail lights and traffic signals I can play up with color. The first couple of overhead traffic lights I'll have green. that will be more harmonies with the blue and purple sky. Farther down the lights will be red closer to the car tail lights. Now I will most likely be changing things around as I go on this.

Richard Boyer

Monday, November 2, 2015


This morning I worked on the Portland painting again. Its the Willamette River that flows through town just before it meets the Columbia River.  I had at one point too much light on the bridge, so that I toned it down and put a light glow of yellow over the cars. then I was able to reflect it down into the water. It still might need some more here and there, but I'll have to think on it a bit.

Richard Boyer