Just Another Vice

Just Another Vice by Brian McClear

Do you remember ribbon candy? When I was a kid, my grandma would keep some in a china dish in her living room. But like guest soaps, I‘m pretty sure they were just there for decoration. With all the pieces fused into a rock-hard chunk, I was never able to sneak one. medium: oil on canvas size: 24″x 24″ status: …

For all the Marbles

For all the Marbles by Brian McClear

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Locks & Bagels

Locks & Bagels by Brian McClear

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Scotch on the Rocks

Scotch on the Rocks by Brian McClear

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2B or Not (revisited)

2B or Not (revisited) by Brian McClear

This painting revisits a theme originally done much larger (48 x 48). I changed several elements including a different pencil sharpener that  worked much better for this smaller composition. medium: oil on canvas size: 24″x 24″ status: Available, please inquire below Learn More

Assorted Suckers

Assorted Suckers by Brian McClear

This Electrolux vacuum had been a fixture at my in-laws for as long as I can remember (and yes, after 60 years it still works!). I’ve always loved the design and knew I’d paint it at some point. Working on this painting has not only been a lot of fun but has also stirred up a lot of fond memories …

Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers by Brian McClear

Inspired by another junk store find, this piece combines an antique fire bell with vibrant, hot peppers. It’s a playful juxtaposition that adds a bit of spice to the ordinary — while exploring unexpected pairings. medium: oil on canvas size: 48″x 48″ status: Available, please inquire below Learn More

Another Blown Fuse

Another Blown Fuse by Brian McClear

Inspired by just a few more junk store finds — the old tin globe bank evokes a sense of nostalgia and innocence, while the fuses hint at the consequences of our actions. medium: oil on canvas size: 48″x 48″ status: Available, please inquire below history: Nov 4 – Dec 30, 2023 7th ANJE | National Juried Show — Wausau Museum …

Blades & Blooms

Blades & Blooms by Brian McClear

Inspired by an old fan blade I stumbled upon – the shape of the hydrangea petals echoed it perfectly! medium: oil on canvas size: 30″x 30″ status: Available, please inquire below Learn More

Tulip & Wrench

Tulip & Wrench by Brian McClear

Inspired by an S-shaped wrench that caught my eye, I saw the resemblance to a tulip and was struck by its unexpected charm. The combination of the tulip and wrench creates a striking contrast between delicate beauty and industrial strength. medium: oil on canvas size: 30″x 30″ status: Available, please inquire below Learn More