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Re: My Friend, William Wegman...


Date: Wed Dec 01 2004 - 04:06:24 PST

In a message dated 12/01/2004 6:35:37 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

I wish I could see pictures of your paintings. I'm intrigued. I'm always
jealous of people who can paint loose. My paintings are about as loose as a
Persian miniature

Actually, on the day before Wegman the other keynote speaker was landscape
painter April Gornick. After seeing her beautiful work I felt like a really
had to go back to my studio and practice painting some more. I did ask her
what her favorite oils/colors were and I couldn't believe that she and I share
some of the same brands/colors. As a landscape painter, I wouldn't go
anywhere without my Mussini Yellow Ochre and Mussini Genuine Golden Green, and
she loves those as well.
It has taken me a long, long time to "loosen up". I think it's harder to
paint an interpertation of what I see - to paraphrase what I am seeing in
color, shape, and movement. So, I constantly challenge myself to free up and allow
my emotions to come through in my style. My paintings reflect my
personality, I'm told. LOL....uh,oh!
I love this teaching business, but if I won the lottery tomorrow I would
spend my days travelling and painting the adventure of seeing the world!
Susan on Long Island