Guided by Emily Hirtle, at the Main Line Art Center I started to think about how I wanted to represent different animals with watercolor and gouache. I no longer find watercolor scary and I am motivated by representing the many animals in my life. I want to get better at drawing and painting because I…
Lesson: Memory vs. Photo
I had some acrylics left over from my class so I thought I’d use them to practice what I learned in my last painting class. The messages from class: form makes a strong painting, value is important in the “reading” of the painting, and finally, a photo can be somewhat of a tyrant. It is…
Mac and Marcy
For this commission, the client provided several photos of the dogs sitting in her house. She wanted them placed in a favorite location on the East Coast. It was a challenge, but a welcome imaginary trip to the ocean during the pandemic lockdown.
As soon as I met this dog, I knew I wanted to paint him! He has the most beautiful eyes, and is a quiet and elegant presence in his owner’s home.