Art Give-away!

Not on facebook yet? You may want to go ahead and just "give in" :-). Here is my next give-away. A 5x7 folded note card with envelope. The image is of a famous icon on the east coast. The original painting was 3x4 feet and now hangs above a fireplace at a lovely resort in (can't tell you :-)). To enter to win this card, post your response on Rose Bryant Original Paintings facebook page where you see this photo. All correct answers go in the art hat and a winner will be picked on June 10. Question to answer: Where is this place? OR What is this an image of? Good luck!

Poppies on the easel for Beacon Hill

Photos of my garden inspire me year after year... I use them all the time....
Shown are three 12x12 deep profile canvasses, clamped together from behind and secured on the easel. First the canvas is painted a color. In this case, alizarin. Then the outlines of composition in cerulean go on (hard to see here, but they are just visible enough for me to remember how I want the image to work). Then the dark "punch" of the flower centers and the dark blue/black shaded areas between the greens go on. Hot smudging masses of cadmium red. Marks of green fluid stems and foliage.... some of them over the red flower. Lighter greens over darker greens. Then the sky... put on with a fully loaded brush. Hints of white in the aqua to create variation and texture. There is still a little more to do... final decisions come slowly. I try hard not to over-do. See the finished painting this Sunday at Beacon Hill and tell me what you think.


Beacon Hill Art Walk this Sunday 12-6. Look for the blue stripes :-)

One of my favorite shows every, art, and people enjoying the day in the secluded back alleys and terraces of Beacon Hill. Art Walk info plus map... and nice article about the show. Look for me at Putnam under the blue and white umbrella. Hope to see you!


Subway murals in NYC

Just went to NYC this past weekend for SURTEX, an art licensing trade show. I was fortunate to be a supporter/helper for Natalie Timmons. (more on her later :-). I love going to New York...there's so much to see. These are floor to ceiling murals all made from tiny pieces of glass.... terrific. All in the subway... and all seen by thousands of people each day.
Here's a little more about them online


Thank you for coming....

What a weekend :-). It was so great to see so many of you for Art On Union. Thank you all for supporting our local arts community. We couldn't have asked for better days, better friends, or better creative spirits. Mark your calendar for Mothers Day Friday and Saturday 2014 for our 9th annual... 'cause we will be doing it again.


Festive Tree.... It's not too early. Here at Art on Union this weekend

My friend, Mike, is the designer for this great tree. The pics are shots from his workshop next door. He will be here at Art on Union with a sample taking orders for the holidays. All of the trees are made in Maine, sit beautifully on a table, and are collapsible... great for storing and re-using. I hear they are going to start a line of ornaments. VERY excited for them....


Slice of cake, a blueberry, or a tiny sofa anyone?

500 tiny paintings.... yes, really. (Not all pictured here, but trust me, the studio is bulging)


May give-away! Drawing is May 8.

On which online page can you find the wooden horse's tail? Send your answer via email or click on my facebook link to the left and comment on the "May give-away" post. All correct answers will go in the hat. The winner of a lovely pack of cards will be picked on May 8th! Good luck!

Loving lavender

More in the series with Kayaks.... really loving how the lavender works as water. On a different note, I have had to shift gears a little with my "thank-you-for-coming gift" for next weekend's Art on Union. Sadly my little arugula plants have remained the same size for almost two weeks! I will still have them available for those of you with greener thumbs than me, but I will also have alternatives for for the first 50 guests.... my favorites... the orange day lilies. See you May 10 & 11.