Enjoying blues and greens....

Not quite sure where this is going at the moment... but I love the blue and green together. I am often inspired by a color combination I see in fabric, on a dinner plate, or a postage stamp... the inspiration for color comes from so many places. The image of the tree in this painting is based loosely on a photo I took while at Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH. The photo is of a beautiful birch alongside the river... however here, a birch(?)... maybe not. But I enjoy the paint and fluidity... and thinking about our lovely town Parkway. See the finished piece at our ART ON UNION STREET this May 9 and 10.


Happy April..... some color to warm your day.

I think it will happen. Spring will come. I am opening the all the orange, red and magenta paints I can find! Is it working? Just varnished.... "Roses on Orange" 11x14 on deep profile canvas. Ready for May 9 and 10 here at the studio.


Art of Great Bay

I'm headed to The Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, NH this April 4th, Friday night from 5:30-8:30. Wonderful earthy facility. Lots of artists, lots of good vibes. Click here to see what the facilities look like... and then imagine, the doors wide open, the lights on in the evening, and people walking by the trees up the drive to an art soiree being held to celebrate the environment. The proceeds from sales at the show go to help protect beautiful Great Bay. So if you are thinking about a good time to buy some art, this might be it. Hope to see you!
UPDATE after the show: The show was great so full of art and people! When I arrived at the reception at 5:40, the place was packed... had to wait until late to take a picture with my art (now Laura Byergo's art). Thank you Pam Short (artist) for taking this pic. 
Thank you to the Great Bay Stewards for a lovely show and to all of the volunteers that handled the work of 60 artists! See you next year.


And the winner is....

Trust me. I am not only doing this for you :-). I NEEDED to give a gift today.... the weather is starting to affect me (as well as many of my New England friends)! Hopefully, though, this little gift will also brighten Brenda Conroy's day. Congratulations, Brenda! You are the winner of today's noon:thirty give-away! Thank you for "liking" my facebook page and my art.
To all of you color lovers, if you want to get in on my future facebook give-aways, "like" Rose Bryant Original Paintings.


Appreciating "peas" ....or snow

Ok... it's snowing again.... and when it snows...well. Reminds me of a little family story from the 50's or 60's (that is not the current temperature, by the way). My cousin, Brenda, while expressing frustration to our farming grandfather over eating peas meal after meal was told by my grandfather, "When we have peas in the garden, we eat peas." I see that as a good lesson of resourcefulness artists almost unknowingly and naturally follow. When at the shore, we paint the shore, when in the mountains, we paint the mountains. The snow this winter has been too beautiful to not be influenced by it.
The top painting is 24x36... almost finished... I"m still thinking. The bottom painting is the same painting but a few days earlier. The under-painting is yellow. The trees were painted in dark green for the composition and structure. Then the blues, creamy light yellows, and whites were added. Hope this helps you to appreciate your "peas".


Rose Bryant Original "Green Sky in Snow" on the easel

This painting is based on what I see from my back window... a neighbor's barn and the growth along our shared fence. I love this area in the winter. The birds find shelter, the sun highlights the top of the trees, and when it snows heavily, the growth is weighted with white. I am still working on parts...
In the meantime, take a look at my video of part of the process. This painting and more will be here at ART on UNION STREET, Friday and Saturday, May 9&10.


Rose Bryant original "From the Earth"

I know it will happen... eventually. The earth will again be green (no signs of it yet :-)). This 12x12 original abstract, "From the Earth", $230, is just off the easel and on its way to the Willow in downtown Exeter - a favorite place to find things that entertain the senses. Drop in and take a ... nice ... long ... deep .... breath. Enjoy.


Happy Valentines Day. Print, cut and deliver!

The snow has calmed, the day has warmed (a little) and there was just a tiny touch of sun. I know this is only a short reprieve here in New Hampshire, but it makes sending Valentine wishes so much better! I hope this little collection of color brightens your day.... feel free to print, cut and deliver :-). Enjoy.