We recently moved to Virginia and I LOVE it! It's so beautiful and full of culture and history. I explored Historic Yorktown, and did some landscape painting. It had just rained, and the fog filled this field and the trees almost disappeared. So amazing! I love painting the contrast between the chroma filled forefront and the hazy background. I'm also using a new color in my palette. I added naples yellow, made by Old Holland. It's almost a warm white, with just a hint of yellow. I love finding new colors! I haven't changed my palette in over a year, even though I try new colors. It's hard to find a color that you want to add to your palette for good.
I have been reading Sherrie McGraw's book "The Language of Drawing, From an Artists Viewpoint" (Which is fanstastic!) Towards the end of the book she has a section of artists' work that inspires her, one of the artists is George Carlson. His work is absolutely amazing! I have been sketching a little differently, incorporating Sherrie Mcgraw's "draw the air around the figure" advice and George Carlson's style. I think my draughtsmanship skills have already improved. My thought process is such a major factor in how successful my work is. Surrounding myself with the highest quality art and the best books makes my work so much better!
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Graduated from BYU with a BFA. Apprenticed with world renowned artist William Whitaker. I live in Georgia with my husband and three children.