Monday, August 22, 2016

New Acrylic Abstract Painting: Inspired by Village Grind


Inspired by the Village Grind Coffee Shop
36 x 48 x 1.5 inches, Acrylic on Canvas.
Copyright 2016 Mary Gravelle AKA Braylee Rush
I completed one of the paintings in process from last week's post. The painting I began outdoors at the 2nd Saturday Art Walk is completed for now. I will let it sit. I'm not sure about the colors, especially the green. It might be too yellow. I'll see how it sits. For now, it's done!

What do you think?


Ready to paint!

Are You Ready to Buy Art?


Are you ready to bring one or more of my paintings to your home or office? Email me at Mary@MaryFineArt.com

Tips for Purchasing Fine Art


When it comes to purchasing fine art, buy a piece that you love. If you connect strongly with a work of art, go ahead and consider purchasing it. The joy and happiness that this original work of art will give you will be immeasurable.

Imagine a space in your home or office where it might fit. And ask yourself some questions such as:



  • Why do I like this piece?



  • What does it remind me of?



  • How do these colors make me feel?


  • Overall, how does this piece make me feel?


  • What location or room would this piece fit into?



  • Would it make a great gift for someone special?


  • About the Author

    Braylee Rush

    Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other websites and work are: Wisdom Painting for Self-Discovery, Igniting Your Intentions, Sedona Art Hikes, and Silver Graphic Design.

    Contact her today with commissions or requests for creative work, consultations, or one on one coaching sessions. She can help you delve into your creativity and come out with your own unique expression.

    Inquiries


    Inquiries about this en plein air acrylic landscape painting can be made through the contact page.

    And, as always, I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.
    Sir Kitty

    Until Next Week


    • Appreciate art
    • Buy art
    • Create art




    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Two Paintings in Process

    Ready to painting at 2nd Saturday Art Walk.
    The musician and lighting folks are setting up
    for the evening's musical performance.
    I'm working on two abstract paintings right now. They are both 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches on canvas.

    The first one, I began last week, is a mixed media painting. So far, I have used paper, pine needles, a stick, and many acrylic skins. It's sheer process and loads of fun!

    The second painting began Saturday night at the inaugural 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Sedona Village [of Oak Creek]. I was inspired by the backside of the Village Grind, a coffee house at the Collective Sedona. I'm loving how it's turning out so far. I think it's quite different than any other painting I have done since I don't typically paint buildings or architecture. There was music playing about an hour into the painting. I could feel the vibe of the music flowing with the paint. It was fun to paint outside on green grass.

    I'll show you how they both end up in next week's blog post. That gives me a week to finish them both.

    Have a lovely week.


    My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.

    Clara Schumann



    Sir Kitty on my painting in process
    from last week. He thinks it's a great
    place to clean himself.
    Mixed Media painting in process.

    Are You Ready to Buy Art?


    Are you ready to bring one or more of my paintings to your home or office? Email me at Mary@MaryFineArt.com

    Tips for Purchasing Fine Art


    When it comes to purchasing fine art, buy a piece that you love. If you connect strongly with a work of art, go ahead and consider purchasing it. The joy and happiness that this original work of art will give you will be immeasurable.

    Imagine a space in your home or office where it might fit. And ask yourself some questions such as:







  • Why do I like this piece?








  • What does it remind me of?







  • How do these colors make me feel?








  • Overall, how does this piece make me feel?







  • What location or room would this piece fit into?








  • Would it make a great gift for someone special?


  • About the Author

    Braylee Rush

    Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other websites and work are: Wisdom Painting for Self-Discovery, Igniting Your Intentions, Sedona Art Hikes, and Silver Graphic Design.

    Contact her today with commissions or requests for creative work, consultations, or one on one coaching sessions. She can help you delve into your creativity and come out with your own unique expression.

    Inquiries


    Inquiries about this en plein air acrylic landscape painting can be made through the contact page.

    And, as always, I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.
    Sir Kitty

    Until Next Week


    • Appreciate art
    • Buy art
    • Create art


    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Dream Inspired Painting Series Based on Geometric Shapes as Light Source

    Triangle as Light Source
    36 x 36 x 1 Inches, Mixed Media on Wood. $1,550
    Copyright 2009 Mary Gravelle.

    Inspired Painting Series

    Several years ago, I had a dream of geometric shapes as light source. I did a series of three paintings with this theme and idea of geometric shape as light source. It was a vivid dream when I was dreaming, but, as with most dreams, it faded when I wanted to recall the paintings.

    Triangle

    The first of three paintings in that series was the triangle since I have a love affair with the triangle. This was fun to paint and required many layers of paint and acrylic medium. The technique used is one of put on and then take off, sanding between layers.

    It must really be seen in person to enjoy the colors and texture. I would love to sell this painting to the right person.

    Circle as Light Source
    36 x 36 x 1 inches, Acrylic on Wood. $1,400.
    Copyright 2009 Mary Gravelle.

    Circle

    The 2nd in the series was the circle. This one was much more challenging for some reason. I used only acrylic paint on this one.

    Square

    The final painting in the series was the square. It was more fun than the circle. And it took a different turn than the triangle and circle. I used much gel medium along with acrylic paints.

    Square as Light Source
    48 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Wood, $2,800.
    Copyright 2009 Mary Gravelle.


    What do you think of this series?


    Are You Ready to Buy Art?


    Are you ready to bring one or more of my paintings to your home or office? Email me at Mary@MaryFineArt.com

    Tips for Purchasing Fine Art


    When it comes to purchasing fine art, buy a piece that you love. If you connect strongly with a work of art, go ahead and consider purchasing it. The joy and happiness that this original work of art will give you will be immeasurable.

    Imagine a space in your home or office where it might fit. And ask yourself some questions such as:





  • Why do I like this piece?



  • What does it remind me of?



  • How do these colors make me feel?



  • Overall, how does this piece make me feel?




  • What location or room would this piece fit into?




  • Would it make a great gift for someone special?

  • About the Author

    Braylee Rush

    Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other websites and work are: Wisdom Painting for Self-Discovery, Igniting Your Intentions, Sedona Art Hikes, and Silver Graphic Design.

    Contact her today with commissions or requests for creative work, consultations, or one on one coaching sessions. She can help you delve into your creativity and come out with your own unique expression.

    Inquiries


    Inquiries about this en plein air acrylic landscape painting can be made through the contact page.

    And, as always, I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.
    Sir Kitty

    Until Next Week


    • Appreciate art
    • Buy art
    • Create art