Brooke Paints

 

 

Blushing Rose
Blushing Rose 8x10" oil painting on wood panel. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich SOLD
Sprig
Sprig 24x12" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich $1200
Ode to Earl Boley #1
Ode to Earl Boley #1 16x20" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich. NFS
Cortland Varietal
Cortland Varietal 12x16"oil painting on wood panel. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich $450
Still Life with Pear & Vase
Still Life with Pear & Vase 16x20"oil painting on canvas, framed. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich $1200
Rotting Pears
Rotting Pears 11x14" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich SOLD
Peppers
Peppers 8x10" oil painting on wood panel. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich SOLD
Heirlooms
Heirlooms 11x14" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich SOLD
Tomatillos
Tomatillos 8x10" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich SOLD
Olympia''s Rose
Olympia''s Rose 12x12" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich SOLD
Pommegranates
Pommegranates 8x10" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich $400
It''s a Very Plum Plum
It''s a Very Plum Plum 8x10" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich SOLD
Ode to Earl Boley #2
Ode to Earl Boley #2 20x16" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich NFS
Summer''s Sunshine
Summer''s Sunshine 14x11" oil painting on canvas. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich SOLD
Persimmons
Persimmons 8x20" oil painting on wood panel. ©2013 Brooke Walker-Knoblich $400

vases and plates to create our still life setups.  Our discusssions slid like oil paint gliding in glazes over the lists of must read art books, new colors to try, and the annoyances of setting a timer to rest our weary feet. When Earl passed from a sudden stroke in 2013 I lost both my mentor and collaborator. Now, whenever I prepare for a painting session alone in my own humble studio, I feel as though he is with me, urging me to 'stop dinking around' and to 'get more paint on that canvas!' Earl Boley was and will always be one of the most influential artists/persons in my life. I will never pick baby greens from a garden or apply thick strokes of juicy paint to a canvas without thinking if his no-nonsense, speak your truth, life is art philosophy. 

 

PAINTING W/ EARL BOLEY 2008-2013

My friendship with impressionist artist Earl Boley was both instantaneous and effortless, one of those chance meetings that steers the course of a life and career. For five years, we met every Wedneday morning at his home studio in Carmichael, CA to paint and discuss art.  I would arrive around 9 am, he'd pop his head out of the potting shed where he made his morning salutations, hot tea and freshly baked muffins (thanks to his wife Susan) at hand. We'd enter his light filled studio, a wood fire already crackling and infusing the air with its dry, pungent aroma. I knew that he always built the fire especially for me as I never saw him wear more than a plain t-shirt. He ran warm. We collected fruit and flowers from his orchard and rummaged through piles of create