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'Feel The Music!'
24" by 48"
gesso on exhibition canvas

EXHIBITED: 2010 Richmond Winter Festival of the Arts (coinciding with the Winter Olympics/Paralympics)

Part of my Creative Commons collection (source photo by Rossina Bossio)....  This is the one that started it all! When I was bored one day, but didn't know what I should paint, I thought: 'Why not try the Creative Commons? I'll bet you I can find something interesting there!...'  So now, whenever I don't know what to paint next, I surf on over to the Commons - and there's always something interesting that's just dying to be a painting...
'War Games'
24" by 24"
acrylic on exhibition canvas
'War Games #2'
18" by 36"
acrylic on exhibition canvas
'Gas Meter'
24" by 24"
by Robert D. Brooks
acrylic, gesso, ink, spray paint and grease pencil on canvas

Part of my Creative Commons collection (source photo by Clearly Ambiguous).
'Jump For Joy'
36" by 48"
acrylic, gesso, spray paint, marker and grease pencil on exhibition canvas

Part of my Creative Commons collection (source photo by Sean McGrath).
'Stare'
36" by 48"
acrylic, spray paint, ink, graphite, grease pencil & gesso on exhibition canvas

Part of my Creative Commons collection (source photo by MichelleJonesUK).

This may look like simple black on a white canvas... However... To get this effect, it required:

- 3 types of pigment markers
- 2 types of ink
- 5 different shades of spray paint
- 2 types of china markers
- graphite
- 2 shades of gesso
and
- 5 shades of acrylic!

All to make it look like simple black on white...
'Shhh!...'
36" by 48"
acrylic, marker, grease pencil, gesso and spray paint on thick exhibition canvas.

Part of my Creative Commons Collection (source photo by Abe Novy).
'Rubber Bands'
36" by 48"
acrylic, marker, grease pencil, gesso and spray paint on exhibition canvas.

This looks like a simple black on white portrait - but it required way more than 10 different shades of ink/paint in order to create!  Part of my Creative Commons collection (source photo by Abe Novy aka AndYaDontStop).
'The Moon in Foreclosure'
36" by 36"
acrylic,gesso and spray paint on exhibition canvas.
'Moonscape'
12" by 48"
acrylic and glitter on cradled panel
'Soul'
36" by 36"
acrylic on canvas
All works copyright 2010 - Robert D. Brooks or their respective owners.  Use with permission only.