Friday, August 24, 2012

Union Church in Mechanicsburg PA by Mary Beth Brath

The Union Church in Mechanicsburg PA by Mary Beth Brath
11x14" Acrylic on Canvas

I have been working on a series of paintings for the upcoming Architectural Stroll taking place in Mechanicsburg PA in September.  I started this painting en plein air (on location) during last year's Stroll.  I finally finished the painting this month in my studio. The painting will be available for sale at Brath and Hughes Fine Art as part of the featured "Local Scenes" exhibit.

Painting during the 2011 Architectural Stroll while Barb Marbain gives a short talk about one of the buildings on the tour.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Work in Progress - Street Scene of Mechanicsburg

Work In Progress.
20x16" Acrylic on Canvas
Dentist on Market

I am working on some local street scenes for a special exhibit at the gallery in September to co-inside with a town wide "architectural stroll". I thought I was done with this painting until I took photos and put it up on my computer screen. Now I see some walls that need "shored up".  Back to the easel I go.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

One of My Favorite Artists - PA Artist Fern Coppedge

Fern Isabelle Coppedge
(image from google images)

Pennsylvania Artist Fern Coppedge is one of my favorites. Her courage and use of color inspires me. I found this image on google and decided to share it. I felt a connection to this artist as soon as I saw her work about 6 years ago.

Funny, in high school art classes in the 1980s, I learned about the French Impressionists.  I never knew about the Pennsylvania Impressionists until many years later.