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79th Street Matters by brianmeyer 79th Street Matters :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 6 0 Guarding Liberty ( with poem ) by brianmeyer Guarding Liberty ( with poem ) :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 1 0 Guarding Liberty ( Plain Image Without Poem ) by brianmeyer Guarding Liberty ( Plain Image Without Poem ) :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 2 0 Pray for Peace, Pray for Paris by brianmeyer Pray for Peace, Pray for Paris :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 11 3 Decorating La Calavera Catrina by brianmeyer Decorating La Calavera Catrina :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 3 0 Miguels and Hacienda Hotel in Old Town by brianmeyer Miguels and Hacienda Hotel in Old Town :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 2 1 Skull and Pumpkin by brianmeyer Skull and Pumpkin :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 5 0 Sallys Seafood on the Water by brianmeyer Sallys Seafood on the Water :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 3 0 Eclipse Over Hotel Del Coronado by brianmeyer Eclipse Over Hotel Del Coronado :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 0 0 Fall Festival At St John Of The Cross by brianmeyer Fall Festival At St John Of The Cross :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 2 0 Another Trolley Passenger by brianmeyer Another Trolley Passenger :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 0 0 Sevilla Restaurant in the Historic Gaslamp by brianmeyer Sevilla Restaurant in the Historic Gaslamp :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 2 0 Over The Mermaid by brianmeyer
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Seated Behind by brianmeyer
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In The Red by brianmeyer
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Sunset 40 Imperial Beach by brianmeyer Sunset 40 Imperial Beach :iconbrianmeyer:brianmeyer 5 0


Pose study3 by Kate-FoX Pose study3 :iconkate-fox:Kate-FoX 23,371 706 Hidden self portrait by AtomiccircuS Hidden self portrait :iconatomiccircus:AtomiccircuS 787 40 Rhythm Of Soul by ArtofdanPhotography
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Coffe Pot and Cup by DennisWRowntree Coffe Pot and Cup :icondenniswrowntree:DennisWRowntree 3 1 Barbarian Warrior J - 1 by mjranum-stock Barbarian Warrior J - 1 :iconmjranum-stock:mjranum-stock 218 12 lz-3 by mjranum-stock
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Magenta - 2 by mjranum-stock Magenta - 2 :iconmjranum-stock:mjranum-stock 368 50 Art nudes - Y - 6 by mjranum-stock
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My thoughts on Autism Speaks
Someone on tumblr the other day asked me what I thought of the organization Autism Speaks. Being someone on the autism spectrum they wanted to know if I had special insight to the matter. For those who don't know, I have Asperger's Syndrome (which is apparently classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It doesn't really matter, a change of the name doesn't change the condition all that much). If you want to specifically know what that's like, you can read what I wrote here:
What I'm going to say about certain topics may get into the area of controversy (not about the organization. Most people in the autistic community, from my experience, do not like autism speaks) so you'll have to bear with me. But no I don't like this organization and I don't support what they do. They harm the lives of autistic people much more than they help and we're going to be talking about quite a few of their controversies. In fact, they've don
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NIght Moves - 2 by mjranum-stock
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a start by derekjones
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Wonder Woman Layout By Peteravle by petervale Wonder Woman Layout By Peteravle :iconpetervale:petervale 374 19 Rosa Brighid 3 by DavidCraigEllis
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Wonder Woman in Paris by Elias-Chatzoudis Wonder Woman in Paris :iconelias-chatzoudis:Elias-Chatzoudis 2,935 65 Oil Unfinish practice by jexass Oil Unfinish practice :iconjexass:jexass 113 43 Asylum by SandraPelly
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Brian Meyer
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a watercolorist, inspired by working in plein air, studying the light and shadow of the world directly using pigment and water. I am an explorer, often chasing the golden hour as the sun sets, or even into the night with a flashlight. I am a pilgrim, art is a spiritual journey, I find peace and joy in painting, it's a prayer to convey what I see and feel and wish upon the world, pointing out what others are too busy to notice.

All work unless otherwise indicated is done mainly in watercolors, with either graphite or watercolor pencils used. I also like going in after the painting is done, and redrawing over it in watercolor pencil.

I use 3 limited palettes of 6 colors, one for staining colors, one for earthy granulating colors and one for opaque colors. Each palette includes 3 pairs of neutralizing compliments.

Benzi Yellow PY154 and Dioxine Violet PV23
Pyrrole Red PR254 and Phthalo Green PG7
Pyrrole Orange PO73 and Phthalo Blue PB15:3

Granulating Warm Earths and Cool Waters:
Gold Ochre PY42 and Ultramarine Violet PV15
Perelene Maroon PR179 and Viridian PG18
Burnt Sienna PR101 and Ultramarine Blue PB29

Opaque ( which are used for spots of color, not really mixed like the above )
Cadmium Yellow PY35 ( and there isn't a purple )
Cadmium Red PR108 and Oxide of Chromium PG17
Cerulean Blue PB36 ( M Graham )
Titanium White PW6 ( very limited for froth or spots of white )

I also do some pieces using a set of QoR watercolors, which have PR177, PG7 and PB15:3, PO48, PY151 in an altoid tin. I am still evaluating these colors, but they are what I use when I am traveling.


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Netiri78 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Hello! Your works are very fascinating, eye-catching. The colors are very pleasant. I really love your style.
brianmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, mostly just trying to practice, improve and develop, your feedback is very motivating to keep working hard at it.
SlimStephen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the fav.
SlimStephen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you need more watchers!
brianmeyer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I'll just focus on making the best art I can, it's probably not going to be popular here.

I see so much pinup art and fan art which seems to be what is most popular on this site, I don't exactly fit into doing something which lends itself to be popular to begin with.

I'm doing sunsets, waves, plein air work, and life drawing, relatively boring stuff, subjects often described as kitsch, not revolutionary, but these subjects are making me grow quickly as an artist.

Thanks for being one of the few who choose to watch what I am doing.
SlimStephen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do like your work because i am aware how hard to make what you do with the tools you us. This site seems to care more about theme more then how well it was made.

Like if i do something cute, people love it. That cool because i put in more work in them then when i do something that not cute. This took me about 2 weeks" This is for Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette" Just it not really well know. It could be theme of it because it to show people about this girl live that was cut short. It kind of makes me upset because it kind of feels like people like theme more then skill. Skill does help get more eyes, but it bugs me.
BishJunior Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your landscape scenes of mission beach
brianmeyer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
dasidaria-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   Traditional Artist
SandraPelly Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :glomp:
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