Brooke Paints

 

 

Radiant Skull. 8 x 10" oil painting on wood. Sold.

Oxidized Vertebra. 6 x 6" oil painting on wood. $300

Bear Skull. 10 x 10" oil painting on wood. $450

Jaw Bone. 6 x 8" oil painting on wood. $350

Vertebra in Cadmium. 6 x 6" oil painting on wood. NFS

Halloween Skull 2016. 10 x 10" oil painting on wood. $450

I've collected bones, natural curiosities, and oddities since I was a child. Painting these items conjures a rich tapestry of personal history -- from my early fascination with the occult to the delight of discovering aged bones in a Wyoming field--and reminds me of the transient nature of life. I love the density and color of bones. Bones are neither straight nor perfectly curved. They are as unique as the life force they once held, the experience of living engrained in pearlescent colors.

Bare to the Bone. 8 x 10" oil painting on wood. $400

Borzoi-Doberman Skull. 6 x 8" oil painting on wood. $350

Cow Vertebra. 6 x 6" oil painting on wood. $300

Belle Morte. 8 x 10" oil painting on wood. ©2016

Bear Skull in Profile. 9 x 12" oil painting on wood. $450

Pearlescent Beaver Skull. 8 x 8" oil painting on wood. $350

Nature Morte: Bones