Donna Brune 

A View on Dolly Sods

watercolor on ©Aquaboard
7″  x 5″ (sealed & framed 9.5″ x 7.5″)

Summer at Seneca Rocks

acrylic/knife painting on canvas board
11″ x 14″ (framed 15″ x 18″)

Sundown on the Farm

watercolor on paper
10″ x 7″ (matted & framed 16.5″ x 13.5″)

Cherry Trees in Winter

watercolor and gouache on paper
4.5″ x 7.5″ (matted & framed 10.25″ x 13.25″)

Day at the Beach

acrylic on ©Claybord
6″ x 6″ (framed 7.25″ x 7.25″)

Survivors

watercolor on paper
6″ x 8.5″ (matted & framed 13″ x 15.5″)

Dinner at the Crab Claw

watercolor on paper
14″ x 8″ (matted & framed 16″ x 22″)

 

Outer Banks Tree Line

watercolor on paper
6.75″ x 2.75″ (matted & framed 12″ x 8″)

Rain on the Way 2

watercolor on paper
9.5″ x 5″ (matted & framed 15.5″ x 10.5″)

Blue Mist

acrylic on gessoed 300 lb. watercolor paper
13.5″ x 10.5″ (double-matted to 20″ x 16″)

 

Fall Field

watercolor on paper
10″ x 6″ (matted & framed 17″ x 13″)

Inner Glow

acrylic on gessoed 300 lb. watercolor paper
20″ x 14″ (matted & framed 26″ x 20″)

I have always been drawn to the landscape wherever I am. I love working in watercolor and other water media on various surfaces because it gives me freedom and spontaneity to create how I feel about a subject. I take a lot of photographs and do sketches, but I only use them as a jumping off place. Memories click in and that becomes the real inspiration for my landscape paintings. When I was younger I painted in a more realistic style and I still do as evidenced by the paintings presented in this tour. But as I grow older I often see the landscape in the more impressionistic way as I did as a child. I find I am drawn more by the colors and shapes I see than the scene itself. In the last few years I have been doing more abstract work in acrylic and watercolor, often collaged with textured papers. Even though I am moving toward abstract painting I still see landscapes in them.

Donna Brune participated in the July Virtual Art Exhibitions. Click here to watch the recording of the live Meet-the-Artist event.