Friday, 1 April 2011

The creation of Fire Tree


sketching            -           adding basic shapes and colors            -          values


adding details such as smoke and smaller matches in the distance


finished

Fire tree
acrylic on canvas sheet
23.5" x 19.5", 2011



13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I loved watching this take shape! Theresa

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  2. Oh I'm so thrilled you enjoy it Theresa, it's fun to think of the painting process as similar to the creation of a spark - and when lining up the works in progress it almost feelings like a stop-motion film of a match being lit! ;o)

    ;o)brienna

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  3. beautiful beautiful! i so enjoy seeing your works in progress. not many painters would share that and it's one of the reasons i love stopping by here so much!

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  4. Ohhh Amber, that just makes me so happy for you to say that! I adore exposing all of the challenges and innerworkings of my creation process (there are some pieces where the work changes completely... faces transform, subjects disappear...)! Ohhh, it's wild. You may find an entire series of pieces beneath all those layers! Hah it is this excruciating and exquisite experience of painting that is the reason I must keep doing it; finishing the artwork is actually bittersweet as I never truly want to stop, ever. ;o)

    love,
    brienna

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  5. I always love it when artist's post in-progress photos as you have, Brienna. It's neat to see the painting form from a concept sketch to fully fleshed-out painting. I didn't see it mentioned anywhere else, but what media and size is this piece?

    Your art is so truly unique - I admire your ability to come up with such fun and clever ideas from your imagination...something I wish I could do :)!

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  6. Sonya, thank you so very much! You are extremely thoughtful to ask about the details of the work. The link at the bottom of the final image takes you to the listing, but I should definitely provide this in the future (I'm so pleased someone wants to know):

    Fire tree
    acrylic on canvas sheet
    23.5" x 19.5", 2011

    p.s. I was just admiring your blog, the lovely spring inspired pieces, and the kitty whose tongue was sticking out... oh my goodness, I've got to revisit and comment!!! Adorable!

    hugs,
    brienna

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  7. That's really cool to show the progress.

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  8. Love watching the progress of your work I am a great admirer of art very unique glad I found you through Estylush am now following your blog.

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  9. Aww, thanks JovialJones, I'm so glad you enjoyed the process... I can't wait to upload more pieces!

    Kirshneka, how incredibly thoughtful of you! I'm so thrilled you found me and that you'll be coming back to visit! Thank you so much for your kind words!

    love,
    brienna

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  10. OOOoOoh I love the smoke coming from the fire in this... very sensual. Brienna, we totally need to do what you suggested in the thread about collaborating - you do the top half of a piece, send it to me & I finish the bottom half. It'd be great fun! haha but what did you have in mind after that? I could probably make prints at this really nice print shop close to my house but they only have a scanner that's about 30 x 24 inches. Just let me know.

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  11. Elli, THANK YOU so much for such a thoughtful comment!!!! And I am in awe of your drawings, so I would LOVE to do a collaboration with you. I think that sounds absolutely fantastic, here's my e-mail: brienna.pruce@gmail.com - let's brainstorm on the best ways to do this (I'm loving the scan/print idea and splitting the sales along with the selling the original - I think we could work 12x16 inches or so to keep it affordable) ;o)

    hugs,
    brienna

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  12. How beautiful!!!Thanks so much for sharing your method, I'm sure it's harder than it looks!!! I would love to learn how to paint ,among other things...just one more thing to add to my bucket list...
    Blessings,Flora

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  13. Totally aweeessome!! Great job! Man, I wish I could draw like this!! <3
    *Hugs!*
    Jordan

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