Saturday, April 11, 2015

Evening Glow - Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting by Marcy Brennan

Evening Glow - Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting - 40"x30" - $1200

I painted this painting twice!  It's an abstracted impression of my sister's backyard.  She and her family live about 10 miles west of the turnpike off Okeechobee Road in the "country" where cattle graze in idyllic pastures and our famous Indian River citrus grows.  Several months ago, we were out there for dinner, and the sun was setting and casting a beautiful light across their backyard.  I snapped a few photos.  Later, I decided to paint the scene you see in the photo below below.  The first painting was a really bad attempt at a more realistic expression of the scene and not at all what I had in mind.  But there were some beautiful green mixes, so I incorporated those in the more abstract expressionist scene you see above.  It turned out exactly how I had envisioned it.  Sometimes, it takes two paintings to get where we want one painting to end up!

My reference photo of the scene:

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