Friday, February 16, 2018

Day 16 - Yellow Runuculus

Yellow Runuculus in progress
8x10 acrylic

Day 16 - of this Challenge...This week was rightly called a challenge.  We had so many appointments and errands that it was a wonder any paint hit the canvas!
This one is almost there....  MOre yellow please!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Day 15 - Pretty Pinks

Pretty Pinks 
8"x10" Acrylic
by Renee Brennan 


Day 15 - 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge hosted by Artist Leslie Saeta.
1/2 way there!  

This painting was kind of a mashup of other's from last week.  
Still loving this pallete of colors.  In the past I usually am obsessed with the glass and shadow's.  This time around I'm not worrying about it at all.  It's not all technically correct and that ok with me as I wanted to try painting loosly and quicker.  Much more fun!
Do it for the process :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Day 14 - Pink Ranunculus

Pink Ranunculus
4"x4" Acrylic
by Renee Brennan Art

Day 14 - 30 Painting's in 30 Day's.  Ok I missed a couple day's
but finally got to post this mini painting that I started over about 3 times.

Here is a little tidbit about this pretty.
*In the language of flowers, a bouquet of ranunculus say's,
"I am dazzled by your charms" 
Love it.

Busy week hope I get a few more in! 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Day 11- Just a Daisy

Just a Daisy
6x6 Acrylic
Renee Brennan

Day 11- of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge. 
 No Flower model today so I used a website called Paint My Photo.  It's a great photo reference site that photographers allow artist's to use their photo's as long as you reference the source like I did here >  by EvyMiller  PMP.  

 Oh yes the daisy!!  well mostly what I would say about it is that WHITE and all shades of white drive me crazy!!  
Also, I have a dog named Miss Daisy and she is crazy too.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Day 10 - Peony & Buds

Peony & Buds
12"x18" Acrylic in 

Day 10 - 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge.
This one is another mid size and is finished...maybe it is  
not sure yet.... the photo isn't so great.   
 Anyway, people sometimes ask how long did that take to paint?
Well I was working on a teeny, tiny 4x4 the last 3 day's and still not happy with it...THIS one here took 1/2 the time.  Go figure...haha

I didn't have any live Peonies so I used an older painting from about 2005 shown on the right.  I liked the flowers in it.  The white jar thingy in the back is wonky and sometimes older paintings get a redo.  Glad I didn't redo because it worked as a decent model!  :)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Day 9 - Blooming Onions

Blooming Onions 
8x8 Acrylic
by Renee Brennan Art

Day 9 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge.  
What can I say about Blooming Onions....really they are Chives right?  This is the 3rd maybe 4th time painting this subject.  One was a needlefelt version.
I love that they return every Spring with a flower like bloom and also tastes great in a salad.  So there you go!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Day 8 - Tulip Bouquet

Tulip Bouquet
8x8 Acrylic
by Renee Brennan Art

Day 8 - of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge. 
I didn't have any live model tulips but painted this one
from a photo of some I got for Mother's Day a couple years ago.

SO what happened to Day 7?  are you paying attention?  
Didn't think so.  No worries.  If you really want to see 
click on the painted furniture tab :) 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Day 6 - Pink Flowers in Jar

Pink Flowers in Jar
4x6 Acrylic by 
Renee Brennan Art

Day 6 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge hosted by artist Leslie Saeta.

I had this canvas panel already primed a nice orangy/red background.  For some reason I decided to just leave it as is for now......I may change it later and claim another painting! hehe.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Day 5 - Pink flowers in Blue Jar

Pink Flowers in Blue Jar
Acrylic 6x8"

Day 5 - 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge.
Not used to acrylics but I like how you can make a "wash" with them.
Have been using up all of my paints...from professional quality to cheap crafty paint.  The only real bummer is they dry out quicker than oils.  
No worries.

Do it for the process!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Day 4 - Peonies in Blue Jar

Peonies in Blue Jar

The set up. plastic flowers. Yes plastic. 
I'm not a fan but they are good models and don't wilt. 
I added more pink than what they really were.

This is day 4 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day's challenge.
Oh boy it's good to be up in the art room playing again!