Barbara Brace

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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Crystal Grapes by Barbara Brace
Digital 5" x 5"
 
Many of my works begin with photos of natural elements found in the outdoor environment. This began with a cluster of berries.
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Bergamot by Barbara Brace
Digital 7" x 5"
 
Bergamot grows wild in the fields, woods and along our roadsides. This year, because of all the rain, we have rafts of wild flowers like never before and with the most intense colors, abnormally so. This is part of a new series of botanicals I'm working on in a somewhat different style. At the same time I'm also working on another series that is more abstract.
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Jewel Reflection by Barbara Brace
Digital 5-1/2" x 7"
 
Jewel Reflection is the processed image of Jewelweed or Touch Me Not.
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Jewelweed or Touch Me Not by Barbara Brace
Photography 5" x 5"
 
Jewelweeds are small flowers either in orange or yellow. The colors growing on separate plants look a little like a snapdragon. As the photo is a closeup, the size is deceiving.
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Inner Circle by Barbara Brace
5-1/2" x 5"
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Jewelweed and Honeysuckle Berries by Barbara Brace
Photography 7" x 5"
 
Jewelweed blossoms are either yellow or orange. When they go to seed, the pods form tiny oblongs. Once the pods are ripe, a mere touch causes the case to spring open with seeds sent flying. A good reason they are also called touch me nots.
 

 
Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Web: Under Construction by Barbara Brace
Digital 4-1'/2" x 5"
 
This is a processed from the photo, Spinning Diamonds, so what we are looking at is grass and the webbing.
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Spinning Diamonds by Barbara Brace
Photography 5" x 5"
 
One of those shots about being in the right place at the right time. Spider web after the rain.
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Leiby Rd Sunset by Barbara Brace
Photography 7" x 5"
 
 

 
Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Bloodroot by Barbara Brace
Photography
 
For a short time these small flowers grow wild in our woods. Their pure white is breathtaking. If picked, the stems bleed a translucent orange on your fingers.
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Apple Blossoms and Birch by Barbara Brace
Photography
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Wellsboro Diner by Barbara Brace
Photography
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Columbine II by Barbara Brace
Photography
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Reflections of Spring by Barbara Brace
Photography
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Beech Tree by Barbara Brace
Digital 7 x 5
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Autumn Red by Barbara Brace
Digital 7 x 5
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Blue Lace by Barbara Brace
Digital 7 x 5
 
Ice beneath stones in a ditch
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Curiousity by Barbara Brace
Digital 7 x 4-1/2
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Downstream II by Barbara Brace
Digital 5 x 7
 
Sycamore tree washed downstream after floods.
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Against the Sky by Barbara Brace
Digital 7 x 5
 
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Barbara Brace Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
River Bend by Barbara Brace
Digital 7 x 5
 
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Biography
Barbara is not Grandma Moses in style or age but closing in on the age. Regardless, she is returning to what she loves best: art. Her style is abstract with an emphasis on color and negative space. Always experimenting and incorporating new media and techniques, her works are diverse yet there is a consistency in her use of color.
 
"Transience intrigues me, and that is what I try to capture in my work with color and negative space: a sense of looking through or beyond time, another dimension or even an unknown."
 
Pursuing her interest in art, Barbara studied photography in St. Louis back in the day when it was film and darkrooms. With a move from St. Louis, she returned to school receiving a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Exposure to children's art with its bright colors and spontaneity influences her work as do nature and music.
 
Overall, Barbara's works are small but filled with color and passion. There is a sense of controlled abandon, allowing things to happen yet with direction.
 
"Controlled abandon? Maybe. But I think it comes down to chance. And by chance I mean looking for an opening or opportunities in a work as it changes. That, for me, is when art becomes electric. 
 
I work in acrylics and mix my media at times to achieve texture. However, recently I have returned to photography, digitizing many of my images. The style changes to suit the image, but I continue to work small. I like small and it allows me to print my own work so I get the colors I want. Unless I'm running behind, I also mat and frame my own works .
 
 Digital is exciting and nearly obsessive as the possibilities are endless, as are the surprises: not much different than painting. A huge part of me is pulling [...]

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