Autumn Aspen is a trite idea for a painting I know, but I was teaching a technique about how to get the feel of the aspen trees in watercolor and it was a fun lesson. The next day I pulled out my acrylics and a board that had black gesso on it and I began a new abstract. Using fluid acrylics (so bright) and gesso and brayers and foam rollers, I began to get the textures of the aspen and it practically painted itself. The frame is green gold so I had to keep that in mind as I chose colors. I will have to come up with a fun title!
Highways and Byways. This painting makes me thinks of road trips. My favorite way to travel is in the passenger seat of a car. I love to stare out the window and take in the textures and colors that are flying by. I like the rest stops, the short stays in hotels and the adventure of trying out a new restaurant. This colorful painting is definitely a summer road trip because of all the greens and vibrant colors. It is oil and acrylic on canvas and there is a glare from the camera, so it is more colorful than it appears here.
Mountain Streams and Broken Dreams is my latest acrylic on canvas. I am not good at photographing my acrylics or oils on canvas and I apologize for the glare, but the colors are pretty true. I wanted to compare this one to the painting that I just posted as I think they are similar in color and composition, but different in style. I prefer the organic feel of this piece. What do you think? It is the first painting that I completed after my workshop with Gwen Fox in Taos. I love working this way.
Controlled Chaos II is mixed media on paper. I did it over a period of time while exploring creative abstract compositions. It has grown on me as I am now working more in abstract these days and so I thought I would show an older piece and a new one.
I bought some beautiful dyed sunflowers the other day and they lasted for over a week. I loved the velvety look of the leaves and the way the water turned pink because of the dye. I decided to have a cup of coffee while I painted them. That was fun. This one is watercolor and it is called Coffee With Friends.
Poppies Again! I do love to paint poppies. There is something wonderful about the bright, bold colors and the soft fragile nature of these beauties. I don't think I'll ever tire of painting them. I have been painting a variety these days, so I thought I would take some time and post. I has been awhile.
This painting is 30" x 22" and I am showing it at Stinger Studio in Hill Design Gallery. Go see Sonia!
Waterloo Watercolor Group Southwest Watercolor Society Group Of Five Sue Nosler Gray Rae Andrews Vicki Brevell Sue Abston Wiley Pat Langley Charlotte Sylvest O'Dowd Stinger Studio, Sonia Colonna-Mathis
Nancy Brandt Brown has been painting for many years and is best known for her transparent watercolors. She enjoys painting in her Georgetown, Texas studio, where she spends hours painting everything from figures and flowers to fish,exploring movement through organic shapes, vibrant colors and interesting textures. She continues to work in watercolor, but works in acrylic also.