Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Sculpture for Minerva Show

This American Kestrel will be a part of several new bird sculptures of mine that will be at my show at the Minerva Art Gallery in November. I hope you can make it . November 18,19,20 . 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Scott Brunelle Music

Scott is living on campus at UWO and is enrolled in their popular music program. There have been many opportunity's to play on campus which has been great. Here are some of his upcoming dates. I hope you can catch him at one.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

new sculpture in progress

This piece depicts Kestrel fledglings just about to leave the nest. I loved the complexity of jamming all three birds together ,wings overlapping and tails pressed upagainst the other. This is how the sculpture looks after it leaves the kiln. I am preparing for a show at the Minerva Gallery near Aylmer in November.
Contact Minerva Art Gallery at 519-765-1616 web: www.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saw- Whet Owls

The grouping of birds has been a theme that I have tackled lately and it offers many exciting solutions. The tree branch and how it was balanced and coloured to flow with the birds were other elements that went into this sculpture. This piece is available at this time. Paul

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Sculpture

The Red-tailed Hawk is a favorite subject of mine and I have done several sculptures over many years. The Hawk offers a beautiful palette of colours and pattern as well as a character that is a challenge to portray . This piece is 40 inches in length by 20 inches in hieght by about 19 inches deep. The sculpture was recently featured in the Buckhorn Fine Art shows special exhibit "Dimensions' a showcase of international fine art sculpture and is now available from Paul Brunelle. SOLD

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Sculpture

Cedar Waxwings is a new fired clay sculpture by Paul Brunelle and is available at the Algonquin Art Centre in Algonquin Park along with two other pieces of my work. I encourage you to visit this beautiful gallery in the incredible Algonquin Park. SOLD
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


" Winter Creek"

Oil on masonite panel 6 x 16 inches. This is the creek behind my house early in the spring. Shadows ,light, cool blues and touches of warm paint to balance. You will see that most of these paintings are of scenes that I can get to quickly from my home, this is because I can make the most of my painting time and I also see paintable subjects almost anywhere in the countryside .

Detail from Terra cotta pots in spring

Terra Cotta pots in spring.

"Terra Cotta pots in spring" oil on canvas mounted on panel.
Here is the same old chair again set up with these pots in the melting snow and noon shadows. So much colour in brown grass and red pots.

Some smaller paintings

"Mums" Original oil on masonite panel 9 x 12 inches. I loved the rich colours of fall and set this up to paint outdoors in my yard.
$595. plus shipping.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Oil Painting "Canada Geese"

I researched this painting and was inspired by the geese at the wildlife area at the Police College near Aylmer. I am very excited about painting the Tundra swans next as I spent alot of time watching and taking pictures of thier migration this spring.

Fall Poplars New Original Oil 21X 45 inches

This is that magical time of year filled with warm colours and the sunrise filled with anticipation. This is the valley behind my house. Contact me if you would like more information on buying this painting.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Oil Painting "Circle Of Pines"

This painting is of a place where I walk almost every day.
I hope the viewer can see the beauty I see in a forest.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Red-Tailed Hawk Sculpture Available

Life size ,fired clay sculpture. For more details contact Paul Brunelle at 519-765-2683 or e-mail

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ingersoll Show

This is part of my show at the Creative Arts Centre that was held in August of 2010.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Several concepts for one subject

Here are three different sculptures of Barn Owls I have done. Initially I am attracted to the fantastic pattern on the bird and the commanding presence of owls. Next a clear and strong concept is needed before you start to work and then everything in the sculpture works to support that concept. For example in the top owl I really was focusing on this beautiful and very particular patterning so I tillted the bird forward and opened the wings enough to really see a landscape of feathers and patternFinally turning the head and showing the profile added motion and interest as well.
In the sculpture with the old chains and rigging for draft horses I actually knew of a barn that had these things gathering dust in the loft. There was my concept and the angles and lines that arose from arranging these items created the sculpture.
The sculpture at the bottom was created with the concept of the "wise" owl in mind. I had a base made that looked like steps up to the sculpture as you would take up to a library or cathedral and the bird in a calm dignified pose was inset like you would see a statue in a wall in a church suggesting an Icon of some kind and finally I looked at portraits of people that I considered had the qualities that I was looking for and had these around me as I sculpted the owls face.
A little insight as to what might go into a sculpture of a bird ,for me that might not be evident at first glance. I will post a complete photo of the wise owl next time. Paul

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Dove Pair" Original Fired Clay Sculpture. Sold

I think the image of a Dove can hold symbolic meaning for many . Composing the two birds meaningfully and searching for thier unique colours became some of the challenges of my latest sculpture.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Painting on New Years Day

These little paintings are studies done to
soak up nature ,find her colours and learn. They may become reference for larger works back in the studio. That old paint box is over 35 years old and it just can't be replaced.