Just Chillin' is my latest figure piece in acrylic on paper. I am really having fun with acrylics, playing with color and patterns in my compositions. I worked from a sketch that I did a few years ago. I think she is at a park listening to a band and enjoying a soft breeze on her neck. I hope so anyway.
Sometimes it just feels like time is passing by so quickly. It has really sped up since the grand children arrived, but life is fun and rewarding. As I work on this series of figures I want to include symbols that have meaning for me at this stage in my life and so a clock can show up with a dragonfly and it makes perfect sense to me. This painting is titled Passing Time and it is opaque watercolor on hot press watercolor paper, (30" x 22").
Yes, there are two paintings here. My newest poppy paintings. I have been wanting to paint poppies on this long format because it just seemed so appropriate. I really like the way they turned out and I actually have three of these ( 8 "x 16"). They are acrylic paintings on canvas. I will be showing them at my reception at Franklin & Co. Fine Jewelers tomorrow night from 6 - 8. I hope that the weather on First Friday is as nice as it has been lately, because the Georgetown Square is so pretty this time of year. I hope to see lots of friends!
April Fools Day, 2015! Happy Poppy Month in Georgetown Texas. The Poppy Festival is the last weekend of April every year in Georgetown and this year I am showing poppy paintings and more in Franklin and Company Fine Jewelers on the square. I also have a bunch of poppies in The Gallery Off the Square. I hope to see lots of friendly faces this Friday (First Friday) when I will be at Franklins for my reception. It is always a good time in Georgetown, but Poppy Month is the best!
This happy poppy composition in warm tones is bright and cheerful on this gray, cold day. It makes me happy and is my latest watercolor. It will be at Franklin and Company Fine Jewelers in March and April. I will be hanging this one and many other new works that I have been working on throughout this long winter. This one is 12" x 19" and it is titled Warm Poppies.
I painted California Poppies a long time ago. It was when I was playing with negative spaces and the beginnings of abstraction. This one was painted on hot press watercolor paper, which is quite a different surface and tricky to work on if you aren't used to it. I had ordered the paper by accident and decided to give it a try. I really like the piece now and hope you do as well. It won an Honorable Mention in a competition too!
Sun Patterns is a watercolor that I completed a few years ago. Sometimes I put paintings away for awhile and then when I pull them out I can see them with fresh eyes. This painting is one that I am happy to have rediscovered. I like the swirling motion and the interesting color combinations. It also reminds me of the years we lived in Arizona. This painting is 22" x 30".
I have been so busy!!! I took a break around the holidays, and I guess I feel the need to catch up. Some people create a bucket list of things they want to do, I am creating a list of things I want to paint, just to say I did it. This is the first of my bucket list paintings. I love the beach, but don't spend much time there. I went to visit my son and his family when they lived in North Carolina several years ago and went to the beach with them. It was cold and windy, but bright and sunny. After a lot of editing, I decided that I had enough information in a photo to work on this painting. It has the big sky and strong shadows that I like. It is 24" x 20". The title is Three on the Beach.
Road to Sunset is another new acrylic painting that I completed this week. I am working on a series of landscapes and have decided that dramatic skies are fun to paint. I grew up in the Texas Panhandle where the skies are huge and the colors are fabulous so it is a natural place for me to go. I love the beautiful trees of The Hill Country, and the skies of sunset are often lavender here, so this painting was born. It is 20" x 16", acrylic on canvas.
It is not too early to start thinking about the Poppy Festival that takes place here in Georgetown,TX in April. I love poppies. Everyone who knows me will tell you that I can't be stopped. So if you like poppies, stay tuned as there will be more. This one is an acrylic. It is 16" x 20". The title is Bright Poppies.
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.