I draw onto the surface of in-progress paintings with different colored grease crayons in order to guide me as I continue to work. Let me explain. My paintings originate from my own photos. I print out a photo, and, as I learned in drawing 101, I grid the photo into sections using different colored grease crayons. I then draw the image from the photo onto the in-progress painting. As I need to work on a flat surface, and am unable to step away from the painting as I would an oil painting, I rely on the crayon lay-out to tell me where to place different colored pulps.
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- Rocks and Water as Metaphor for Life’s Journey: image and text.
- So excited to receive a Catalog from “The Sea” exhibit, United States Embassy, Belgrade with my painting “Cape Ann Shoreline” included.
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- Gifts from the Sea: Seascape Painting in the New England Tradition, Thursday, June 24, 7:00-8:00PM. Zoom lecture.
- Stay with it: practice and determination are the keys to success