March 2003 Demo

Our demonstrator for the March demo was Marilyn Swift. The demo was on March 12, 2003. Marilyn demonstrated a market scene using Watercolor.

We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it to the show in person. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.

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.

Warm areas
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.

Filling in
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's Bio

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 prestigious galleries.

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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