Monday, February 23, 2015

Sun Bathers by Marcy Brennan

Sun Bathers - 12"x12" acrylic on canvas - NFS

When I was looking through my photos of beach scenes I'd taken in the past, I came across this one of North Beach that I've used on my real estate website for several years.  I wanted a beach scene to paint as a wedding gift for a young lady I've known since she was a little girl -- my previous pastor's daughter.  They've since moved to Kentucky and a different church, but this young lady fell in love before they left and now they are getting married and she'll be living in Florida again!  Her whole family lived close to the beach and spent lots of time there during the many years they lived on the Treasure Coast.  So happy for Katy and Smith and wish them many happy years together.  Hope they enjoy this painting for a very long time!

Monday, February 16, 2015

View from the Winery Plein Air Oil Painting by Marcy Brennan

"View from the Winery" - 8"x10" oil on canvas panel - $150

This is a plein air painting I painted on site at the Endless Summer Winery. It is a scene of the countryside behind the winery on a separate property. It was a blustery day that was very comfortable while I painted this scene, but quickly turned cold and windy once I'd finished. The structure on the property was rather plain looking, so my artistic license called for a red door to make this little scene pop.  It brought the house up to be the real focal point of the painting.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Heathcote Hanging Flower Baskets, Plein Air Painting by Marcy Brennan

Heathcote Hanging Flower Baskets - 5" x 7" mixed media

This is a plein painting I did in February in the the Heathcote Botanical Gardens. The weather was set to "perfect" that day! I tried something a bit different. I usually paint en plein air using oils. I was inspired by the art of Loriann Signori, a Washington DC artist who works in watercolor and pastels. The underpaining is in watercolor with pastel on top, then ink and charcoal. This is a very impressionistic style and I'm liking it a lot!

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Brush With Nature at Adam's Ranch Plein Air Paintings by Marcy Brennan

Brush With Nature at Adam's Ranch Plein Air Paintings

I was at Adam's Ranch Jan 24th with other plein air painters to paint this beautiful Florida ranch.  My plein air paintings generally take me about 2 to 2-1/2 hours to complete, with more work needed in the studio to "tweak" them.  There were two spots I wanted to paint, so I had to get in there and get right to work.  In the morning, I stopped fairly close to the entrance, just around the bend from the main road to paint this nice open pasture.  I especially loved the trees in the distance.

"Peaceful Pasture", 8"x10" oil on canvas panel - $150

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"Chasing Light" - 10" x 8" oil on canvas panel - $150

In the afternoon, I painted with two artists from Palm City and my friend and studio mate, Judith.  We sat under hundred year old oaks that protected us from the winds that were kicking up that whole day.  I decided to include one of the artists sitting in front of me on the banks of the sulfur spring in my painting.  I was painting in my usual oils and she and her friend were doing watercolor.  Judith was working in her favorite, acrylics.  The artist in front of me did two beautiful watercolors!  I wish I'd gotten a photo of them to share.  What attracted me to this scene were the palms on the left.  I really loved how they were intertwined, sort of like doing a dance with each other, and the way the afternoon light was hitting them, turning them a warm orange color.

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Have you ever just sat in a peaceful spot and watched the way the light moves and changes and enjoyed the colors change with it?  It's a great way to spend some time in nature and enjoy creation.  It's pretty awesome!
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