Robert Brennan, modern abstract paintings and shaped canvas constructions

My natural inclination is to explore and to experiment, which has resulted in a variety of styles: abstract geometric paintings in oils or watercolors; color field paintings in oils, watercolors, and acrylics; neo impressionistic paintings in oils and watercolors; naturalistic landscape and seascape paintings in watercolors, oils, and gouache; abstract expressionistic paintings in oils, watercolors, and acrylics; and minimalist paintings in acrylics, oils, and watercolor. In addition to flat paintings on canvas and paper, the search for my artistic “voice” has also led me into Constructivism, where I can create shaped canvas sculptural bas relief paintingsin white. I also construct three-dimensional bas relief paintings in brilliant reds yellows, blues and other colors.Click on Portfolio to view gallery of work. Except where noted all works are for sale. Contact artist regarding availability and pricing at 2brennan@optonline.net or 203 261 5968

​     The award-winning White Series of shaped canvas constructions is elegant, cool, and expressive.Paintings range in sizes from 36x36 to 48x96 inches. The Dialogues in Color Series of shaped canvas constructions include red, yellow, or blue constructions, which use artistically simplified three-dimensional forms that stand out from the wall three to five inches. The White Serieshas won many awards, including first prize in Art of the Northeast USA, sponsored by Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT; a grant and solo exhibit at The New Art Center, NYC; and  multiple awards on Artslant. Works from the White Series are represented in private collections in New York and Connecticut.

     Paintings include such subjects as an oil painting of a Surrealistic window, featuring an enigmatic, brilliant red, flying magic carpet; an oil paintingof a crow witnessing the impending Titanic disaster; a realistic still life of fruit flying above the white cloth draped on a table; and melodious, non-objective oil paintings in bluesinspired by music.  Other paintings include the following:                     
48x36 inch oil paintings in soft, impressionistic, abstract colors;
• multiple sizes of oil paintings with expressionistic explosions of color;
9x12 to 48x96 inch oil and watercolor paintings featuring soft and hard geometric shapes;
horse paintings in brilliant, contemporary color schemes in oils, watercolor, and gouache.

    My summer passion brings me to the New England Coast for subjects such as lobstering off Bar Harbor, Maine, in watercolor; seascapes in oil paints; quiet Cape Cod coves in watercolor; watercolor paintings of the fishing fleet at Provincetown; and watercolor or oil paintings of docks with individual fishing boats at rest.  Other paintings include the following subjects:
oil paintings of fishing trawlers at Rock Harbor, Orleans, Cape Cod;
watercolors of the dock at Wellfleet Harbor, Cape Cod;
• dramatic watercolor paintings of sun breaking through clouds over a New England cove.
     In winter, my eye turns to winter landscapes in watercolor of the Connecticut countryside. Favorite subjects include snow covered country roads, trees and fields 

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