Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blogging is a Modern Form of Journaling by Mary Beth Brath

I have been told by many people that "journaling" is a great way to sort out ideas and feelings. I usually roll my eyes. Recently I realized blogging is a form of journaling but on a public level. Blogging is a way to communicate our thoughts to others. While staying still and quiet long enough to figure out what to type, I sort out the idea that is running around in my head. This is what I discovered today...
My Paintings Are My Form Of Journaling. I take the scene in front of me and try to communicate my feelings through the piece of art. (Now you are rolling your eyes) I guess I journal in a visual way every time I paint.
This painting was completed "en plein air" this summer at our family cabin in Northwestern PA.
While painting, I was thinking of my past. Mostly my deceased parents and brother. There is a journal in my mind of the day and the memories that only I can read while I look at the painting. My blog post is the public form of my journal.
OK - now back to painting...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Because One Is Not Enough by Mary Beth Brath

Because One is Not Enough by Mary Beth Brath
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

This is actually the first in my Confections Series. I am so excited about finally getting this series off the ground...or should I say "out of the oven"? The painting has been matted and framed and is currently for sale at Gallerie 13 in Mechanicsburg.

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Five Is Too Many" by Mary Beth Brath

Five Is Too Many
ACEO - ATC - Acrylic on watercolor paper

I have started a series of paintings called Confections. This is an Artist Trading Card that has been matted and framed. It is available for sale at Gallerie 13 in Mechanicsburg.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

King's Gap Garden Corner by Mary Beth Brath

Well...I thought I was finished with this one until I took the photo. I think I will break up the pinks so the bush is not so thick and add some darks to the tree in the distance. This was blocked in on site during a huge Harvest Day Festival at King's Gap State Park. This was painted with a constant stream of onlookers. Not sure at this point if I will consider it plein air since I have made so many changes.