Monday, March 29, 2010

Mountain Laurel by Mary Beth Brath

Mountain Laurel
by Daily Painter of Pennsylvania Mary Beth Brath
11x14" Acrylic on Canvas
Available at the Vancura Gallery of Fine Art
Pennsylvania is full of mountain laurel. When I vacation near Cook Forest State Park, I am in heaven while walking through the twisted branches of the laurel. This painting is part fantasy, part reality. It has a European feel although it was inspired from hiking in my own state of PA. This painting is currently available for sale at the Vancura Gallery of Fine Art in Middlefield Ohio. For more information go to

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Peepers by Mary Beth Brath

Spring Peepers
Daily Painter of Pennsylvania Mary Beth Brath
9x12" Acrylic on Canvas
Spring Peepers was started on site "plein air" and finished in my studio. If you look to the right of the tree, you will see little tiny green frogs. This was early spring and the peepers were so loud! The willow was just starting to bloom and the bushes all had that gorgeous new red growth (well...alizarin crimson in painter's lingo). The scene is from Lower Allen Community Park.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Solo Exhibit Reception March 9th, 2010 - 5:00 - 7:30pm

Charlie Krone Gallery inside the New Cumberland Library
Reception on Tuesday March 9th, 2010
Time 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Open to the Public.
Refreshments Provided.

During the month of March, I will have over 20 paintings on display in the Charlie Krone Gallery of the New Cumberland Library. The gallery is located on the second floor. There is a lovely room off of the gallery hallway for friends to gather and enjoy refreshments and music on March 9th from 5 to 7:30pm. Exhibit brochures are located on the podium shown above along with a guest book for you to sign. Exhibit will remain on display until the end of March.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Talking With Observers While Painting On Location

Gettysburg Festival Plein Air Event - 2009
Friends Painting Along the Auto Tour

Certain questions seem to pop up over and over. Sometimes, people don't know what to ask, but would like to talk so it is a conversation starter. To others, it is a deep question and they are searching for an answer that will connect them to their own dreams. Whatever the intention of the initial question, this is a chance to share your background...a little.

To me, the joy comes from watching hope appear on the face of the observer.
Perhaps they are thinking "Can I do this?" or "I always wanted to do this" or my favorite "If she is doing it then I know I can". That is just one of the reasons that I love to paint plein air in front of the public. While living my dream, demonstrating in front of others can get them to reach for their dreams.