Raised as a city girl, I moved to the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York in 1996, where I live happliy with my husband, two doggies and one kitty. I am very blessed with visits from my grandaughter.
I love where I live because I can find a plein air painting site just around the corner and all though the neighborhood. I'm inspired so much by animals and nature. Even though deer are our garden denziens, If I see one, my heart smiles.
Quite by accident, I created Big-Bottomed Bees
and have found they are well received by collectors. I thank DPW's weekly challenges for the motivation to paint a variety of subjects. One challenge was "Paint an Insect". I decided to paint honey bees as they play such an important part in nature. As I was painting, they somehow developed bigger bottoms then they really have, but the whimsical side of me thought; go with it...it happens to the best of us. Sometimes I paint them with purses and/or high heels.
I am dedicated to painting frequently knowing that by doing so, my skills will increase. I love to paint in Oil and I have found that painting on gessoboard is the best support for my brushwork. I use only the finest quality artist materials.
Selecting a limited palette, I mix all colors from a just a few, to insure harmony. Over the years, I have learned the importance of mixing neutrals to enhance a painting.
I enjoy commissions, so if you see a piece in my gallery that you like but is sold, email me and I can paint something close just for you. Thank you for taking the time to look at my work and just like all the artists here at Daily Paintworks, I'm always adding new pieces. I hope you stop by again! - Brande