Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Say Hello to Pretty Boy by Marcy Brennan

Say Hello to Pretty Boy!

Pretty Boy - 20"x10" acrylic on a 1.5" deep gallery wrap canvas - $150

This was a joyful little painting to do of a sandhill crane.  While out plein air painting last winter at the Savannahs Recreation Area in Fort Pierce, I snapped a photo of a sweet family of four sandhill cranes just standing around talking to each other.  I decided to focus in on just one of them for this painting because the shape of the canvas pretty much dictated a solo bird!

I did this painting to submit to the Treasure Coast Bird & Nature Art Show sponsored by the Indian River Cultural Council in Vero Beach coming up in October.  I was in this show last year, and it was such fun to see all the ways artists create birds, whether in painting, glass or sculpture.  

This year's Bird Show will be at the Women's Club on 21st Street in Vero Beach.  The dates and times are:

Oct 17 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Opening Reception
Oct 18 - 8:00 am - 6 pm
Oct 19 - 10:00 am - 4 pm

 I met some really nice artists at last year's Bird Show, and I found the Cultural Council staff to be friendly and approachable.  

Do you like to attend art shows or do you find it intimidating?  Does it seem like something too "high brow" for you or are you eager to see art in person?

I'd love to hear from you!  Please leave your comments below :-)

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