Sunday, July 15, 2018

My 2 Little Shops

My 2 Little Shops

I have not shared my shops on the blog before.  
Actually they are booths within a larger shop!
  It's alway's been fun for me to repurpose things and go "pickin" at local flea markets, thrift shops and even yard sales.  It has become a nice little business in addition to my Etsy shop while still being creative.   
I still do paintings but sometimes it is custom paint finishes on furniture such as a bench my dad Bernie and I make.  
Having been a visual merchandiser WAY back in the day, this has also been a throwback to those fun days!  
Great Lakes Bakery & Antiques - Booth #402 Norton Shores, Muskegon MI

This space has more of a beach vibe since it is near Lake Michigan 


This space is a little bit farmhouse/cottage style
The Red Door Booth #402
Allendale, MI   

So that's what I've been up to.  If ever in the area stop on by!!



Saturday, March 3, 2018

The 30/30 Collage

Almost 30 Painting's in 30 Day's Collage
by Renee Brennan Art

Ok so here is the final "TA DA"  
Just a couple of thoughts... doing this for the 4th time.

1.  Carve out more time but if you can't don't stress!
2.  My motto was written on that coffee mug "make it happen" and most importantly "Do it for the Process"!
3.  Yes I faked a couple...my son's Heart painting and the little Teacart. 
haha needed something to go into my little local shop.
4. Grateful for family, friends and new friends genuinely interested in following along!  Thank you!  and Thanks to our host Leslie Saeta who let us upload to her 30/30 page every day.
5. The hardest part was doing all the blogging, posting on FB, & Instagram...Now catching up putting on Etsy...whew!  
6.  It really was fun!


Friday, March 2, 2018

Day 30 - Morning Peonies


Morning Peonies
8"x8" Acrylic on canvas board
by Renee Brennan Art
Available on Etsy

Day 30 - Of the 30 Painting's in 30 Day's Challenge
Whew!!  I did it (minus a couple)  

That was a blast and I hope you enjoyed getting a daily dose of flowery art. 
There wasn't a live model for these lovely peonies but instead I found a beautiful reference photo by Cathy Casey on a site called - Paint my Photo.  She has many wonderful shots of all kinds of flowers.  Also on the site are many other photographers with all kinds of photo's from automobiles to zoo animals.  You can check it out here PMP.  

I also wanted to thank artist Leslie Saeta for hosting this challenge again despite her super busy life.  She is a blogging of her 100 Year Old Home...(it's so pretty!), this lady paints', has a family,  social media guru and OH she also has a radio podcast called Artist's Helping Artist's which is nice to listen to while painting!  I don't know how she does it but THANK YOU LESLIE!!

Stay tuned for the collage of all the painting's tomorrow.
I also will be listing some on my Etsy Shop!!








Thursday, March 1, 2018

Day 29 - Tiny Petals

Tiny Petals
6"x6" Acrylic on canvas board
by Renee Brennan Art
Available on my Etsy Shop

Day 29 - 30 Painting's in 30 Day's Challenge.  
Yay!  right?
This is my 4th time participating and I do it because 
#1. I desperatly need practice.
#2.  I have a few pieces to sell...hopefully:)
#3.  I LOVE it!  

If you want to see the 30/30 collages from the past click here

Stay tuned for tomorrow's last painting and then a collage.
I will be listing some of these in my Etsy shop soon.

Do it for the process!!





Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Day 28 - Yellow's and a Pink

Yellow's and a Pink
8"x10" on canvas
by Renee Brennan Art
SOLD

Day 28 - 30 Painting's in 30 Day's Challenge....2 more day's and I 
will need to clean my house...gotten kind of behind, I can tell when my husband notices. So guess what?  I gave him a dust rag and dusting spray hehe.

Trying to play catch up in my art room.  I actually started with another painting, then went on to this one. I'm still hooked on this old blue mason jar. Maybe these paintings can be grouped as the Blue Jar Series ??  

Thank you for following me this far!

Do it for the process :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 27 - Bunch of Peonies

 Bunch of Peonies
18"x24"
by Renee Brennan Art
 detail

                                     
detail 

Day 27 - Of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge.
Another version of the peonies...
I finally planted some in my garden last Spring. 
 It only produced 1 flower.  Hopefully this year will at least double.  :)



I have to keep reminding myself - Do it for the process!!










Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 26 - I Love Tulips!

I Love Tulips!  TBM
8x6 Oil
by Renee Brennan Art

Day 26 - 30/30 Challenge got away from me due to things out of my control,
SO here is a TBM (throw back Monday).
  I painted this one a couple of years ago. One of my favorites!! 
Blank cards with this image you can find here in my Etsy Shop. 

I have a suprise for you when the 30 day's are up...stay tuned




Sunday, February 25, 2018

Day 25 - Peonies in Blue Pottery



 Peonies in Blue Pottery
8x10 
by Renee Brennan
Available in my Etsy Shop

 Detail

Day 25 - of this 30 Painting's in 30 Day's Challenge.. Almost there!
I swiped these from my daughter's room.  She had a little silk bouquet of these pretty peonies in a little blue pottery piece that she swiped from me.  
It's ok...we like to share :)

Tried to keep this loose and a bit more impressionistic.  
Sometimes I get obsessed when trying to paint too realistic.  
I agonize over shadows and every little detail...so much more relaxing when there is a self imposed deadline and painting quicker!

Do it for the process right?

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Day 24 - Red Tulips

Red Tulips in Old Coffee Pot
10"x20" gallery wrap canvas
Acrylic
By Renee Brennan

The set up

Day 24 - 30 Painting's in 30 Day's Challenge

How can you go into Trader Joe's and not buy flowers?
You can't.  It's not a joke.  The temptation is real!   haha

Anyway, here they are. Still needs some background work. 
The most difficult part still are painting the dang leaves and stems! 

The coffee pot I've painted before.
 It's from my husband when he was on board the Aircraft Carrier, 
USS Ranger CV-61, or as he say's  CV -by God 61 !! 
After it's final cruise before decommisioning, the Officer's got to take a piece of it's history and he chose this coffee pot from the Ward room.  It's probably about 60 yrs old.  I just love all the patina on it!!  










Thursday, February 22, 2018

Day 22 - Mystery Flowers


Mystery Flowers
8x10 Acrylic
by Renee Brennan
Available on My Etsy Shop

Day 22 - 30 Paintings in 30 Day's Challenge.
It's a mess but that's ok.
Do it for the process.