Wednesday, May 18, 2016


I took a better shot of the painting and got the real contrast. This one I'm calling done, the gallery owner seems happy with it. And it has a little bit of a story to it with the woman waiting for the last train home.  I have another 36x36 I've started that needs to be finished and then I can send them both off to the gallery next week.

This one is number three in the aerial paintings. The 40x40 inch view is of the Missouri River at sunset. Its a little different from the New York City painting,  to give some variety to the collection.

I'm making number four a view over Las Vegas. On our last trip to Sweden we landed in the evening and I got this shot. So today I worked on the sky and will progress down to the city tomorrow.

Richard Boyer

Friday, May 13, 2016


This is the finished version of New York City, as for the elevation I'm not really sure. The lower section took some time to do with all the architecture and in the end I did blur out some of the detail so the eye would linger too long on Brooklyn.

The 36x36 here for Mockingbird Gallery should be close to finished.  I'll have to set it aside to see what else it needs. It might need some other element in the painting.

Richard Boyer

Thursday, May 5, 2016


It took two days to finish off the lower section, just a little too much detail there. So now I'll set it aside and think about it. Maybe it might be good to go back into it and blur a few buildings out in Brooklyn.

Some place, somewhere I caught a stomach virus. So for the last few days its been a lot of yogurt and mild food. I have a feeling I most likely picked this up in Portland. Well its slowly working its way out and I am feeling better.

Jim Peterson from Mockingbird Gallery sent me a text yesterday that he sold this 30x30 of Portland and is in need of more. The pressure is on to paint, which believe me is better than not selling which tends to be the norm in the artists world.

So I started this 36x36 painting of the tracks line in Portland. It had just rained and the setting sun was reflecting off the rails; something I can blast in with a pallet knife so it should look nice and juicy when done. I'll have a guy waiting by the left side of the line there for the last train home feel.

Richard Boyer

Monday, May 2, 2016


Here is my finished Amsterdam Painting

Portland was great for taking pictures, the first day was rain, just what the doctor ordered. the next two were partly cloudy with some bright sun. So all in all I took around 1800 pictures and had a good time with Jim Peterson the gallery owner. He followed me around with some ideas for what his clients might be looking for and kept an eye out for me as I went out into traffic to get the middle of the street shots. He had his car there which I might just add costs quit a bit to park anywhere.
; so we did get a chance to take off to some areas I would not have been able to on foot. 

We did try out the pubs in the evening and a lot of good restaurants. The large amount of homeless people did add an interesting element to the shots, especially in the evening with their sleeping bags everywhere.

After I get these four large aerial paintings done for thew New Masters Gallery I'll have a chance to start up on all the new works from Portland.  I'm happy with the Amsterdam work above

Here is my next one from New York City. This one is proving to be more work since its from a closer angle to the city. I can't just keep the buildings abstract or else it will look odd. the foreground will really be the challenge with the city so close-up.

Richard Boyer