Meijer

Meijer by Christy Berry

Meijer by Christy Berry 48″ x 36″ Acrylic paint Indoor Light

This flower took years to create. It all started when I purchased a large canvas. I didn’t know what I was going to paint until I saw this group of flowers at Meijer. It was going to be a challenge to capture all of the colors and transitions. I started in May of 2016 and finished in April of 2017. Much thought went into the painting. I only painted on it when I was ready. I thought and thought about the flower. While I thought I created other paintings. I wanted it just right. I stared at it and thought about the colors.  I asked others what they thought. I added a few details and my signature.

I used two brands of paint for this painting: Liquitex basics and Grumbacher Academy acrylics. I used a variety of sized brushes. I started my base layer with a ½ inch brush and then transitioned to a 8 brush. I then moved to a size 4 and then a 2.  Finally, I added details with a 3/0 brush. While painting I generally listen to music with headphones.  I do this because I am generally painting when my children go to sleep. The music is upbeat and happy. I only painted when I was in a good mood and not exhausted. I wanted this one to be a colorful upbeat painting; similar to the flowers.

Meijer by Christy Berry

Meijer by Christy Berry 48″ x 36″ Acrylic paint Outdoor Light

When I took photos during the painting process the indoor lights from my studio area were florescent and incandescent.  I took two final photographs: one indoors with my studio lights and one outside with overcast morning light. There is a huge difference in how they look.  The outdoor light was bluer and changed how the painting looks. My personal preference is the warmer looking flower with the indoor light.

Please enjoy my short documentation video of my painting called Meijer.

Artfully,

Mrs. Berry

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52 Paintings: Week 7-15

It definitely has been sometime since I posted my latest painting.  It doesn’t mean that I have stopped working on my New Year’s resolution.  I have been fighting terrible morning sickness.  There was a period of time where I didn’t create any artwork because I was not feeling very well.  So I am grouping several paintings that I have created into one post.  Please enjoy.  As always I am selling these; so please contact me if you are interested.

Artfully, Christy Berry

Red and Yellow Flower by Christy Berry Red and Yellow Flower was created with acrylic paint on canvas.  It measures 20" x 16".

Red and Yellow Flower by Christy Berry
Red and Yellow Flower was created with acrylic paint on canvas. It measures 20″ x 16″.

Blue Butterfly by Christy Berry This was part of a bug lesson that I did with my high school painting students. It is acrylic paint on canvas. It measures 18” x 20”.

Blue Flowers by Christy Berry This is a painting that I started last year.  It is lace watercolor paper on canvas.  Watercolor paints then were applied.  Finally, a clear coat was applied to seal the painting.  It measures 24” x 38”.
Blue Flowers by Christy Berry
This is a painting that I started last year. It is lace watercolor paper on canvas. Watercolor paints then were applied. Finally, a clear coat was applied to seal the painting. It measures 24” x 38”.

Glads by Christy Berry Glads was started some time ago and I finished it this year. It is acrylic paint on canvas. It measures 20” x 16”.

Melting Ice-cream by Christy Berry This painting was painting while listening to music for the inspiration.  It is acrylic paint on canvas.  It measures 24 x 18”.
Melting Ice-cream by Christy Berry
This painting was painting while listening to music for the inspiration. It is acrylic paint on canvas. It measures 24 x 18”.
Mother's Day Bouquet by Christy Berry.  This painting is completely finger painted.  It is acrylic paint on canvas.  It measures 18” x 24”.

Mother’s Day Bouquet by Christy Berry.
This painting is completely finger painted. It is acrylic paint on canvas. It measures 18” x 24”.

Gerber Daisy by Christy Berry Gerber Daisy was created with a combination of finger painting and finishing with a small brush.  I used acrylic paint on canvas.  It measures 20” x 24”.

Gerber Daisy by Christy Berry
Gerber Daisy was created with a combination of finger painting and finishing with a small brush. I used acrylic paint on canvas. It measures 20” x 24”.

Umbrella Flowers by Christy Berry Umbrella Flowers was a finger painting that I created using acrylic paint on canvas.  It measures 18” x 24”.

Umbrella Flowers by Christy Berry
Umbrella Flowers was a finger painting that I created using acrylic paint on canvas. It measures 18” x 24”.

Baby Flower by Christy Berry This painting is a small painting.  My three year old daughter loves to carry around and hug.  She calls it her "Baby Flower"; Thus the title of the painting.  I used acrylic paint on canvas.

Baby Flower by Christy Berry
This painting is a small painting. My three year old daughter loves to carry around and hug. She calls it her “Baby Flower”; Thus the title of the painting. I used acrylic paint on canvas.

Christy Berry’s Artwork at Riverbank Reflections

Yellow Blossom by Christy Berry

A collection of my artwork is currently on sale at the Riverbank Reflections on 108 Third St. Bay City, MI.  The grand opening is this Saturday (April 28th, 2012) and 43 pieces of my artwork are hanging on the walls.  I have a variety of works of art from over the years. My collection of lines and colors are interwoven with a study of plants and flowers.   From abstract to expressive moments brought together in one place with humor and flamboyance flair.  Stop by and purchase a work of art.  If you are interested and are unable to arrive at this wonderful destination, please contact me.  Below is a short video with all 43 pieces currently on display.

Artfully,

Mrs. Berry

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