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Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Sea Coast Artist Guild: Betsy McDonald Demo 4 '10

The Sea Coast Artist Guild met on Sunday April 11th,   Our guest demonstrator was Betsy McDonald.

Betsy uses only three colors of  Grumbacher's water soluble oil paints: cadmium yellow light, alizarin crimson, and cobalt blue, plus white and black to create her paintings.  She does not use any thinner other than linseed oil.
She also paints incredibly fast.   Above she is about one half hour into the process.
Below shows one hour from the start .
Above:  First Betsy scrubs in all of the colors,
then ( below) she goes back and adjusts colors and values.
Below, Betsy has taken the piece as far as she can in one day (actually one and a half hours).
She will let it dry overnight, then add highlights the next morning.
Below: our board members are holding  up one of Betsy's  finished paintings for us to see.

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