Category: An Art Gallery

All works which appear in this category are hand drawn either on paper OR the app ‘MyBrushes’ by me. They may not be saved or reproduced without my written consent.

Caribbean Twilights

Snow. I’m tired of hearing about it, I’m tired of seeing it and I’m tired of the weather being cold enough to produce it. After three nor’easters, and two major snowstorms I am dreaming of beaches and flip flops and I really don’t care who knows it. That’s what inspired this artistic creation of mine. I used warm tones orange, black, pink and yellow as well as red and burgundy tones. The palm tree sitting low on the beach overlooking the ocean and sunset represent both warmth and relaxation. I forget what it’s like to not freeze my tushy off every time I stepped outside to start my car. This piece represents for me a hope for, at this point, skip the spring and give me summer!

Happy Easter and Passover to all my friends who celebrate!

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo

Like A Drop In The Ocean

About This Piece and Why I Created it: We are all nothing more than drops in the ocean but collectively we are an ocean. If we spread love we will send shockwaves of love throughout the world. This piece was inspired by the need to promote unity, love and acceptance in a very divided country. If you look closely you’ll see all the colors of the American flag included in this painting Red, White and Blue. The Red represents the blood, sweat and tears that went into making America what its become. The White represents the diverse people coming together as one and surrendering to peace and understanding of everyone’s unique individual opinions and needs. The Blue represents people and law enforcement working hand and hand to make our communities safe and compassionate. Together these “drops” make an ocean of pure respect, love and tranquility.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo

Chase Your Dream

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I have this odd fascination with dream catchers. I own several and keep them in various parts of my home. Originally when I created this piece the dream catcher was the only thing drawn but then I added the young woman holding it. The dream catcher represents our dreams the ones we have for ourself and our loved ones that we hold dear, the woman holding it out like a compass represents our courage to follow these dreams and not be afraid of where we may lead them.

The Inspiration Factor: A wise man once said “If you don’t have courage to build your dreams you’ll be building someone else’s” that was definitely the inspiration about this piece to encourage others to follow their dreams and take that chance.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo

An Ode to Artwork

Pencil, charcoal in my hand,

Help me sketch unheard of lands.

A woman’s laughter, a baby’s tears

Bring forth from my hand all the world’s hopes and fears.

This story I tell, which burns like flame on a grill from within

Inside this box made of inexpensive tin.

Come forth and touch hearts made of stone,

For this is my art I share with you and you alone.

So enter into dangers untold, and watch as images on paper unfold.

This is a talent that God has given so my gratitude to He and His son who is risen.

Ease yourself into my world and you will see hope and beauty lie within both you and me.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo

My Funny Valentine

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I hand sketched this in 2011 when Katy Perry and Russell Brand were a thing. I loved them as a couple, I thought they were the perfect balance of beauty and humor all rolled into a neat little ‘A List’ package. It took me 3 weeks to get this just right and when I finally was satisfied with the finished product I posed it on several social media platforms including, my Formspring account. I can actually say I sent this image to Katy too on there which she absolutely loved and sent major praise to me for creating. This was my first celebrity recognition of my work where the subject of my work actually saw and appreciated it. It encouraged me to continue sketching and put my work out there for my celebrity subjects to see. I used pencil, fine tipped sharpie, and black, white and grey Prisma Color pencils for this piece.

The Inspiration Factor: I was listening to ‘My Funny Valentine’ and got the idea to sketch this based on the fact I thought they represented that song perfectly. Inspiration strikes me at often odd times and sometimes without reason. It’s a shame this picture lasted longer than their marriage but it’s still one of my favorite works.

Who is your favorite celebrity couple that has since split? Leave a comment below I’d love to hear from you!

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo

The Third Wheel, Three Steps Behind

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I was pondering the media frenzy regarding Prince Harry’s upcoming nuptials to Meghan Markle. I read an article which was titled farewell to Prince Harry the Original Third Wheel. The original picture was very poignant, the trio was walking through flowers, Kate and Will up front and Harry a few paces behind looking pensive as if wondering when his turn would come. I sketched this via stylus on the app ‘sketches’ and chose bright colors to contrast the Prince’s obvious pondering of life as a symbol that the light of his life was coming.

The Inspiration Factor: Princess Diana has long been my idol in terms of celebrity. I kept a scrapbook chronicling her life and those of her children. After her death, I always kept tabs on her son and their charities, quite proudly. Watching them grow from the stoic boys who walked behind her casket via horse drawn carriage at her funeral into the amazing men they became today was a beautiful tribute to her living legacy. I see Diana in each of her boys, it’s amazing how she lives on through them. I would say sketching this was definitely a labor of love it took two hours to get just right but I’m glad I did!

I wish Harry and Meghan all the best on their upcoming nuptials and in the future.

Who is your celebrity idol? Leave a comment below I’d love to hear from you!

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo

Tis The Season

For Panthers fan art

I created a lot of these pieces amidst a very big win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Panthers are really in a good position to get hot during the playoffs and I sketched these freehanded and then edited them on the app ‘my Sketches’ where I used multidimensional colors to add more of a realistic flair to my art.

Without further ado I give you my Panthers art.

Sargent Peppers (2017)

Run CMC (2017)

Keep Pounding (2017)

 

I really hope you enjoyed my Sketches, next week I will be discussing my favorite Christmas movies. I will be trying to get a live podcast up and running so if any of you would like to chime in please download the app Anchor to join in, it’s totally free and totally fun to use.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo