Art in the Family

August 14, 2012

It’s hard to say where it comes from. Whether or not we are born with it, or develop an interest in art through exposure. We all are born to be creative, that is for certain. Susan Lynch is known for her beautiful gourds.  Her love of the garden is evident in her watercolor paintings of […]

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Composing with Photographs

July 25, 2012

Painting and drawing from life is an excellent learning experience. It sharpens the eye and teaches you to see. You can go alone or benefit with the fellowship of other artists. For the beginner, the camera can be a pitfall. The resulting paintings are easily recognized as being “just a copy” of a photograph. Composition is […]

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Drawing from Life

July 5, 2012

Any time there is an opportunity to draw from life, it helps me retain a connection to the subject.  This is my preference but I have no objections to working with my photographs.  After spending many years of drawing and painting in the elements, I’m through with bug bites and sunburns.  That said, when you […]

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