Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Growth to Restore the Battlefields of Gettysburg by Mary Beth Brath

8x10" Acrylic on Canvas
Plein Air - painted on location during the 2011 Gettysburg Festival

This was the fourth year for me to paint at the Gettysburg Festival.  This was painted at the Bushman Farm along the auto tour of the battlefields. The landscaping is being restored to what it was like during the Civil War.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Do you know emerging artist Brownyn Jean Hughes??

Brownyn Jean Hughes has started her own blog site. She has been selling her original paintings for the past ten years, but is now ramping up her career. I encourage all bloggers to follow her blog.

Congratulations Brownyn!  Thank you for supporting local and regional artists!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Plein Air in the Evening at Pinchot State Park by Mary Beth Brath

On May 29th, our family went to the lake to canoe and explore.  When we went to unload, we realized we forgot the oars.  My husband headed back home, the boys played and fished and I set up my easel OF COURSE.

I finished most of the painting before my husband returned - about 30 minutes - I was in my own race against time.

I came back to shore with my canoe a little before dark so I could finish the painting.  My son took a picture of me at the easel.  The next morning, I cleaned up the colors in the water and called it complete.

This is the third painting of this same area. All are different. One sold last year, one is in my home and this one will go out to one of my galleries.

8x10" Acrylic on Canvas
Pinchot State Park.