“Moments,” a painting by Brenda Myrick
BRISTOL — Bristol’s Brenda Myrick has a new show coming to town. On Saturday, Aug. 3, Myrick will open her exhibit “WINGS” at Bristol Cliffs Cafe on Main Street with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m.
The exhibit features new works by Myrick in acrylic and oil. This is a new direction for Myrick — watercolors were her primary medium for more than three decades prior to her new exploration into oils.
Nate Gusakov will perform his acoustic fiddle music during the opening from 6-7 p.m. There will be beer, wine and food available for purchase. Come check it out.
BRENDA MYRICK, A watercolor artist in Bristol, breaks into new mediums. Her Tibetan Terrier Maizie keeps her company at her home studio.
Independent photo/Elsie Lynn Parini
BRISTOL — When you’ve been doing something for more than 30 years, chances are you’ve experienced some changes. Brenda Myrick knows the feeling. In fact, she’s in the middle of a shift right now.
“I’m at the point where I’m ready to stop painting watercolors the way I used to,” explained Myrick, who primarily painted commissioned portraits of loved ones — people, and pets, too.
Her style was classic. Myrick painted layer, upon layer with thoughtful color and strokes to build an image with an intense realism that feels like it’s caught in a dream.
“I think watercolors are the hardest medium,”...