“Although my diverse range of work requires different creative processes and mediums, they all are influenced by the same subject matter: freedom.”
Britnie is a versatile Maryland based artist who captures energy through light and vibrant colors.
Light and a balance of warm and cool colors were used to create a feeling of romanticism in this composition. I also used a variety of brushes to capture the movement of the water and solitude of the beach. I focused on principles of contrast and balance, creating an experience of true paradise.
Growing up and currently still living near the Chesapeake Bay, her landscapes and abstract work as a whole, are inspired by the beauty of nature; often depicting the absence of human presence, liberation (“set free”) and freedom (“being free”).
All of the events within the past year of 2020 inspired me to paint this piece, and I incorporated rainbows as a sign of hope and promise of better times to come.
Though her diverse range of work requires different creative processes and mediums, they all are influenced by the same subject matter: freedom.
Her abstract paintings are defined by the method of mixing.
In her landscapes, she portrays the personality of nature through the use of exaggerated brushstrokes and abstract color.
The water may follow with a gradient wash of blue to turquoise with a dappling of white paint for mist to capture the crashing waves. This creates a surreal paradise for the viewer to reflect, escape, and appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us.
For example, using dramatic horizontal brushstrokes for a warm analogous red, yellow, and orange sunset sky.
This piece was inspired by the Eastern Shore, depicting sailboats at sunset on the Chesapeake Bay. In this composition, I used a balance of warm and cool colors to capture the peaceful, tranquil mood, and feeling of the day coming to an end.
One of the most used techniques in her abstract paintings is the method of mixing individual acrylic colors, floetrol, silicone, and water followed by a blow torch.
For this painting I wanted to not literally focus on the perception of vision, but rather paint an interpretation of the word. When I produced this painting, I wanted to capture vision in the way that most of us wish the world could be.
Her abstract work consists of a variety of unconventional techniques to capture elements of color and texture.
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This painting was inspired by the singer, Sia, and her theatrical use of wigs; often hiding the performers' eyes or facial features to allow more focus on the performance, energy, and personality of the character. I concentrated less on facial features, capturing the exuberant energy of the child.