watercolor on paper
14 x 19 in.
Juried into the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibit 2017
Impressions in Watercolor
Bringing the Everyday to Life
About this Painting:
This bridge is a prominent feature in the Manayunk area in Philadelphia, PA. I was there plein air painting during the 2016 Wayne Plein Air Festival and I loved this area, especially the bridge. A couple months later, I painted several studio paintings inspired by the Manayunk area. This studio painting was inspired from several plein air paintings and sketches. I really wanted to highlight the bridge and so deliberately made the bridge warm compared to the rest of the painting. This painting is currently being displayed in at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, in Eugene, Oregon, for the 42nd Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 2017 Exhibition.
From a young age, Brienne Brown loved art but pursued a career in science. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Chemistry, she soon found that art was more than a hobby, it was a necessity. She left her toxicology job and began painting more consistently. Soon she was not only exhibiting and entering shows regularly, but also winning awards. She holds signature status in several Watercolor Societies. Brown’s work can be seen in Splash 17: Inspired Subjects, PleinAir magazine, and Watercolor Artist Magazine. Brown’s passion is watercolor and plein air. She loves using the slightly controlled chaos nature of watercolor in bringing the everyday to life.
“I find beauty in everyday life, the so-called ‘mundane’. Ordinary people going about their everyday lives inspire me. I especially enjoy painting en plein air, where each painting reminds me of where I was, of the experiences I had, the sounds, smells, and the people I met. As I try and capture the essence of a scene, my paintings are always more about a moment in time than about a particular location. I enjoy sharing how I see the world.”
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