March 2003 Demo
Our demonstrator for the March demo was Marilyn Swift.
The demo was on March 12, 2003.
Marilyn demonstrated a market scene
We have some photographs of the event in case you could
not make it to the show in person.
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Here is the setup for the demo.
We put the mirror up so that the audience could
see the progress of the painting while Marilyn
works with the painting flat on the table.
Marilyn began by putting in the the warm areas.
She puts in all the values from the beginning
instead of working strictly from light to dark.
In this photo you can see that she has cooled
down some of the warmth in the figures.
Most of the figures have been filled in by
this time. The background is well along as well.
Marilyn put the painting into a frame to show
us how the final product will appear.
Here is a closer shot of the finished painting.
After the demonstration, there are lots of questions.
Marilyn Swift, a native of New England,
has made her home on Cape Ann, Gloucester,
since 1974. She earned a BA from the College
of New Rochelle, NY, and continued studying
at the DeCordova Museum, Massachusetts
College of Art, and the Boston Museum
School of Fine Art.
Marilyn is primarily a "plein air "
watercolor painter who travels extensively,
inspiring and stimulating her vision.
She paints landscapes and seascapes,
gardens, and architecture, figures, and
a variety of other subjects. Her award
winning work is widely collected and
is represented by several
Professional memberships include New
England Watercolor Society, The Copley
Society of Boston, Rockport Art association,
North Shore Art Association, and the American
Professional League. She exhibits with all
of the above, and at many regional and
national juried exhibitions. Currently,
Marilyn teaches outdoor watercolor
workshops and is a popular demonstrator.
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