Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Time For Dessert by Mary Beth Brath

Time For Dessert

Currently Showing in Brooklyn New York at BWAC

MB Surrealism hits NYC.  Guests at the reception enjoyed my rendition of Time's Square.  My New York Style Cheesecake is falling and it is "Time For Dessert". Notice that the billboard ads below the cheesecake are re-makes of other paintings in the show.  The top one is a wheel of cheesecake.  The middle one is titled Lady Liberty of the Susquehanna.  The painting on the bottom is one of my landscapes titled "Spring Peepers".

It was so fun looking out the window near my display and seeing the Statue Of Liberty and then looking at my painting titled Lady Liberty of the Susquehanna that depicts the statue that stands in our river north of Harrisburg. Come to think of was surreal.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Beech Springs Farm during 2011 Gettysburg Colony by Mary Beth Brath

In order to get a decent photo, I had to take it from an angle and use a flash.  Straight on muted all of the colors and softened edges.  Anyway, I kept at this painting this morning until I felt that I could move on.  The gold finches visited often while I was painting on site so I had to add them in to the composition.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Studying with Bill Schmidt at the Gettysburg Art Colony by Mary Beth Brath

During the juried artist colony at this year's Gettysburg Festival, Master Artist Bill Schmidt taught onsite at Beech Springs Farm.  I started to draw out my idea on canvas and block in some color when Bill came by to take a look.

He asked if I would mind if he made some suggestions.  Well, I was more than happy to have him help. He pulled out a piece of charcoal and this was the result.

I continued to block in colors and adjust lines but ran out of time to finish.  Below is the current state of the painting as it was at the end of the plein air session.

I hope to work on this today to completion. Sometimes a plein air painting is not completed onsite.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Coming Soon by Mary Beth Brath

Coming Soon by Mary Beth Brath
Acrylic on Canvas

This is a streetscape of Brooklyn in early March.  The elderly woman is carrying a box that reads "MB Confections".  This is one painting that will tie together my Pennsylvania Landscapes with my Confections Series.  The other painting that ties my show together will not be shown online until the night before the opening reception.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Vancura Gallery of Fine Art - July 30th - 11am - 4pm

I will be painting en plein air and enjoying the afternoon at the Vancura Gallery as a featured artist on July 30th, from 11am to 4pm.  I will have 6 new paintings along with me. Come and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and laughter.

Congratulations to the gallery for celebrating their 5th Summer Season!

Friday, July 1, 2011