Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lettuce Lake Park Entrance, Tampa by Marcy Brennan

12" x 12" acrylic on gallery canvas - ready to hang with or without frame

I couldn't wait to paint this stunning entrance scene to Lettuce Lake, a beautiful park in north Tampa, FL.  I was over in Tampa for my brother's birthday in February this year, and the azaleas were blooming in full force! I normally paint in oils, but I had all the right colors left on my stay-wet palette from my Paradise in a Nutshell painting and this painting just flowed so wonderfully.  My style is a bit more abstract-y in acrylics than oils and I really like the way this turned out.  Hope you do too ;-)

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rio Chama Overlook by Marcy Brennan

8" x 10" oil on panel

This was the second painting I did for Dee Sanchez' Let's Paint New Mexico blog.  I totally forgot to post it last month!  It was all done with my palette knife - no brushes.  It's a beautiful setting in northern New Mexico.  I can't remember if I was ever in this area of the state, but it was so much fun to paint and to see all the other interpretations of the this setting that were done by the other artists who submitted their paintings.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Arroyo Seco Village by Marcy Brennan

Oil on 8" x 8" canvas panel

This is the third photo challenge by Dee Sanchez on her blog, Let's Paint New Mexico!  It's from the photo she posted of a little village just outside of Taos called Arroyo Seco, which means dry creek.  I loved the busy photo chock full of cool things like tin-roofed adobe buildings, signs, flower pots, hollyhocks, mountains and of course the brilliant New Mexico sky.  This was a fun one to paint!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Paradise in a Nutshell by Marcy Brennan

24" x 24" acrylic on 1.5" gallery canvas - Donated to the Realtor Association of St. Lucie County for Auction at the Florida Association of Realtors Annual Convention in Orlando this week.

What a fun day of painting!  I snapped a photo of these green coconuts this spring at our pool area.  It was sunset, so I got some great highlights and shadows, which just makes for a more interesting painting.  Hope the auction of this painting brings lots of money for our Realtor Political Action Committee which promotes property rights for homeowners throughout our state and the US.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Old Town Hollyhocks by Marcy Brennan

8" x 10" oil on Masonite panel

We had an adobe style house when we lived in the NE Heights of Albuquerque, NM years ago and my husband (who fancied himself a master gardener) planted beautiful pink hollyhocks along the wall of our courtyard.  They grew like weeds - beautiful ones.  The Let's Paint New Mexico blog photo challenge in which I participate made me homesick for our adobe house, views of the city, and our pink hollyhocks.  I so loved painting this one!  Click here to check out the challenge blog.

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