Mary paints florals and figurative. I am a huge fan of her figurative work so I was hoping she'd be painting a person for her demonstration but I didn't let my hopes get up too high because I knew florals would be much easier to set up.
When we showed up Mary was already painting and it was a figurative! I can't even begin to describe how my craziness and excitement went off the charts and I couldn't even sit down. I'm sure Mr. H wanted to hide and not claim me as his wife that afternoon. I know I must sound like a fan meeting a celebrity or something, but to me it was sort of like that since I loved her work so much.
As she painted she described using techniques of hard and soft edges to keep the viewers eyes on the canvass. She talked about using a light easel so she can carry it around if she is painting on site.
She even uses styrofoam plates instead of a traditional paint palette because they're so much lighter to hold for extended periods of time.
My favorite work of hers is "An Innocent Gaze". I just love the girl's face, how serene it looks. I also love the colors in the painting.
|An Innocent Gaze|
After going home and
If you'd like more information on Mary, here is her website www.maryqian.com
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