Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
6" x 6" watercolor on paper - Arroyo Seco Church
This is the first in a new series of four churches for the Let's Paint New Mexico blog photo challenge. Can't wait to see what the other 3 churches will be. The little village churches of New Mexico are some of my favorite subjects to paint. This one was great fun. I decided to do this series in watercolor rather than my usual oil. Sometimes changing mediums is just what is needed for a fresh perspective!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Abstract - Heart Beat #1 by Marcy Brennan - 12" x 12" acrylic on gallery canvas
Sides are painted and it's ready to hang with or without a frame - $150
I'm always inspired by colors of the water and this one just flowed. It needed a pop and thus the red circle. Reminded me of hearts beating. Thus the name. I did 3 more smaller abstracts in same colors with the red heart beat and will be posting them over the next few days.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Lettuce Lake, Tampa, FL - 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
This is a view from a small tower set out over the edge of Lettuce Lake, a beautiful state park in north Tamps, FL. I was there visiting my brother for his birthday in February - we had wonderful, spring-like weather, and the azaleas were out in full force at the park entrance. I took dozens of photos, but this one scene really spoke to me. I did this with a palette knife - no brushes, so there's lots of thick, juicy paint on this one.
My sister-in-law home schools their son, and he's been interested in photography for quite a long time. She brings him here each month to photograph the changes in the lake and foliage. What a wonderful idea! Many daily painters I've seen paint the same scene they see from their home or studio each day to capture the changing weather, etc. I hope they keep it up. It would make great art for a calendar for 2013. I would want one for sure!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Pink Water Lilies on Blue Pond - 11" x 9" watercolor on paper
This is a watercolor version for my water lily series. All the others were done in oil, but I love the freshness and spontaneity of watercolor for a change of pace.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Oil on 12" x 12" x 3/4" gallery canvas - Donated
I painted this from a photo taken by NM artist Dee Sanchez for her artist photo challenge on her blog Let's Paint New Mexico. I donated this painting to our local 4-H Club for their annual Beef Builder's dinner auction to raise funds for their club.