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Mary Ann Kitchell Art Blog


by kitchellstudio , January 24, 2011—12:00 AM

Topics: buildings, house portraits, painted on commission, pen & ink

My pen and ink work has been full of detail ... very tightly rendered with F&W ink on Strathmore vellum Bristol paper.

This house portrait was commissioned with the request I try to duplicate another artist's style. It was to be hung with another work created in a "looser" style. Rather than reject the request outright, I decided to give it a try. The client was very pleased with the result and I'm thinking of doing more using this technique. My watercolors have become a little "looser" over the years; perhaps it's time to experiment with pen and ink.

It's curious I selected a painting with palm trees on a day in New Jersey that was below zero overnight and has now reached the "warm" temperature of 14 degrees. Very hungry for Spring .... or a few days in the 40's!!!



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