WENDY MCARTHUR | 6 Images

Wendy loves creating from the shards of her coastal memories.  To this body of work she brings the classical techniques of her portraiture collection.  Each composition is the result of an intricate process of under-painting, and many layers of glaze.  Large shapes and blocks of color give way to refined sketching, brushwork moving to music, and the use of luminous hues from carefully ground pigments. She avoids the outlining of objects: "My focus is rather on painting value changes of color: from "soft edges" to "hard," inviting the viewer's eye into the "world" of the scene, while beckoning it toward the subject."  Finally, she begins to add layer upon layer of glaze.  This gradual process of indirect painting and layering brings the hints, impressions and subtle complexities to articulation at the surface of the finished work. 

 

Wendy currently lives and paints in Atlanta, Georgia.

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