Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

All For Me??...Cherry Pie Original Painting by Mary Beth Brath

All For Me by Mary Beth Brath
10x20" on Linen Canvas Panel

This tantalizing piece of cherry pie took me almost 2 months to finish.  Between running the gallery and curating shows in Harrisburg PA and 2 upcoming shows in New York City...( in Chelsea), I have not had time to sit and focus.  It feels great to call this painting done and start the next paintings running around in my mind.

Oh - this was not the only painting being worked on over the last few months...many others were given finishing touches. I needed to organize and clear the studio for the NYC paintings. Canvases are ready!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Little Wren House That Peter Built by Mary Beth Brath

Notice the wren on the branch in the top left of the picture below.

My son Peter built a little wren house many years ago in Cub Scouts. It was never painted and it sat in the darkness of our garage.  This past Sunday was Mother's Day.  I decided to paint the bird house myself and finally put it to use.  On Monday (yesterday) I finished the project and hung it just off of my porch so I could watch for action. Today (Tuesday) I watched a little wren hop around the tree and chirp like mad. Wow.  So soon??
After the school bus came in the afternoon, my youngest son Andy and I went out to measure the hole and make sure the dimensions were up to "spec". (I am married to a Civil Engineer...when the wren was so noisy it worried me that the hole may be too small.)
We measured.  The hole was perfect although it should have been higher from the floor.  We walked about 10 feet away and I heard the wren.  We turned and watched the little bird hop onto the bird house and go inside for a look around. He...or she...stuck it's head out of the hole for a few seconds before flying off.  My son and I hugged.
While typing this post, the builder of the bird house "Peter Built" (ha ha) came in from school and said "Hey Mom, I saw the bird house and I think a bird was on it."
This was such a fun day!
Carpe Diem!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Strawberries and Bacon Original Food Confection Painting by Mary Beth Brath

Strawberries and Bacon by Mary Beth Brath
30x30" Acrylic on Hard Board
Just too gorgeous to eat without capturing it in a painting. I brought home various treats for my boys on Valentine's Day but the kids had to wait until Mom did a photo shoot. Don't worry, they are used to this process and enjoyed the treats.
 This photo was taken while work was in progress.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Windmill Creek Wilds - SOLD by Mary Beth Brath

Windmill Creek Wilds by Mary Beth Brath
10x8" Acrylic on Canvas Panel
Another of my sunflower paintings found a home this week.
Thank you Cynthia.