International Artist - August/September 1999 (page 23 - 29)

Paintings from the Article Passion + Planning = Productivity

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"Patterns of Life", oil on masonite, 6 x 8" (15 x 20cm)
Permanent Collection of Whistler House Museum

This was done from a photo taken in St. Martin.  The colors here are different from those in Northern regions.  
I accentuated the blue tones, and there's a lot of turquoise.  Unfortunately, the island natives resent being photographed.  They don't understand that I see only beauty in their "slice of life".


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"Hay Market", oil on masonite, 8 x10" (20 x 25cm)
Collection of the Artist

As I was playing "guide" to my sister, who had come from Lebanon on a visit, I stumbled upon this delightful Boston scene.  As usual, I had my camera at hand.  Markets in various parts of the world portray different colors and culture.  People in Boston dress differently, stand differently, display their wares differently from those in the Caribbean or Europe.  I often don't realize how different they really are until I paint them.


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"The Market Place", oil on masonite, 8 x 10" (20 x 25cm ), Private Collection

I had been painting all morning, but didn't feel like quitting, so I decided to paint something small.  Looking through my photos for inspiration, I came upon one I had taken on the island of St. Martin.  I painted this scene quickly and without fear.  This was my first market scene, and it's still my favorite.

Page 2 of Paintings
Monique's Palette Discussed in This Article
Painting Lesson Discussed in This Article
Second Opinion in This Article & About The Artist
Passion + Planning = Productivity Article
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