I’ve added a new painting adventure to my life. Each Friday I go to the Museum of Art in Vero Beach to paint with fellow figure artists in an open studio setting.
They are realistic painters and my style is so totally different. These fine artists are excellent portrait painters where I am loose as a goose, as they say.
I’ve tried to paint more realistically but it looks stiff and awful in my opinion so I must follow my style. It just feels right for me.
I will paint 4-5 works while the others could spend two weeks on one pose. Last session we had the most lovely young model in a ballet dress. I was using watercolor on Yupo which I always thought I hated but that day it was a joy to work with.
Mary Ellen Koser