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Author: Margaret Hunt
Born in Oceanside, California, Margaret studied fine arts at the University of Georgia and Augusta State University where she was a protege of Freeman Schoolcraft and studied under Jim Lyle, Eugenia Comer and Dave Jones. In addition she has studied with Ken Umbach at John Campbell Folkschool and locally with Jim Ginsheer and Thomas Needham.
An award winning artist, her work is represented in collections throughout Europe and the United States. Galleries and museums across the United States have represented and shown her work.
Her creations have received numerous awards including multiple Best of Shows, have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and are part of art collections across the world most notably including the Quilts, Inc. collection and the Thomas Quilt Collection.
Her art has been published in numerous art magazines and has also been included in several books such as Creative Quilting: A Page from My Journal. Highlights are her art quilts were selected Favorites at International Quilt Show, Houston. Art critics have compared her art to Thomas Gainsborough paintings.
Margaret creates art of one kind or another almost every day at her studio on the Savannah River and teaches at various venues across the country.
We did gratitude sketches. I did mine with tomboys. Coloring yellow and orange squares. Then used a fine tipped sharpie to draw in each one. And I got out my Namiki Fude to make heavier lines and my Caran dache neocolor iis to color with.
In reatrospect I wish I had just used the neocolor ii to color them. Tomboys are too much color to me.
I may need a wardrobe revamp. Uniball pen and Caran dache neocolor ii crayons.
Drawing with David Allan Sibley on CBS Sunday Am
Finished I think. Maybe a dab of dark under the bridge. LOVED this old arches that was my dads. At least ten years old probably more like 20. Genuine antique arches. 14×20. No wonder people used to swear by it. But no more. New stuff has terrible sizing.
One this subject of sizing. Holbein actually makes sizing. Going to call Joes tomorrow and add it to my order.
Tonight’s sunset. Not bad. But the camera doesn’t do it justice.
Margaret who got stuck in YouTube land with David Dunlop. His videos are quite thought provoking. Love his series on Monet Cezanne. It aired about ten years ago but SCETV has them on again. I always learn something new when I watch his shows. He makes me want to get out my oils.
Nothing better than walking by the Seine in Paris passing the barges under the fabulous bridges, Pont Alexander, and by such landmarks as Les Invalides and my fav – le tour Eiffel aka the Eiffel Tower.
A wild paint with Vlad. I bet his wife, his manager, has to wear track shoes to chase him around.
The value sketch.
Seems I forgot to take a pic of my sketch. This is Vlads.
First wash. Almost done.
And the washes are piling up. Pointy brush w Paris grey to the Eiffel Tower and the Pont Alexander.
Sliding toward home. Pulling the masking off the boat lines and a few other whites I wanted to save.
Going to have to fix these lines now the masking gone. Can’t leave them stark white.
Looking better. Really need to work on softening my lines.
Notice the numbers have gone down. I counted today exactly 143 days since IT started. I had been using Gov Cuomos count. I guess NY started before Ga.
Today I decided to repaint Giverny on different paper with different paint. I spent an hour this am talking to a customer service rep at Cheap Joes. Great guy, very helpful, stuck out in the boonies near Boone NC where Cheap Joes is located. We talked each other’s ears off.
The gist of the conversation was I don’t like my cream colored Fabriano rough because it’s c ream colored. Great paper except it’s NOT white. And it takes the brightness away from the watercolor.
Turns out there is Fabriano rough white. Some is wafting it’s way to me as I type.
So I pulled out that annoying arches 140 block. Did I say it’s bright white. Paper may be rotten but it was the right color.
It was taped up ready to Paint. I also used my Fealing Lin palette full of non Chalky Daniel Smith M Graham and lovely Holbein plus A bit of cheap Joes Andrews turquoise and his alizarin permanent.
I think the whole thing is much brighter due to the white paper and the paint. The bottom one is the one from today. Top is the Fabriano cream w Lukas paint.
I should have listened to my friend Mike abt Lukas paint. Best I can say is it’s cheap.
I splattered the flowers while the green was wet like Charles Reid used to do. I may had a bit of pink w some gouache.
I also got better darks w my regular paints than I can ever get w the Lukas.
Wild storm tonite. Power out again. Sigh.
Goodnite all Margaret and Zoe tucked up in bed. Xoxoxo
Our brushes lifted over for Giverny today in Normandie France. One day I hope to go. Giverny closes in October and we cruised by on our Viking longboat in November. We did get to tour Auvers sur L’Oise where Van Gogh lived and painted and finally died-even visiting his attic room where he drew his last breath and the cemetery where he’s buried. The sketch 300lb Fabriano rough
First wash. Off to the paint brush races.
Sprinting for the finish adding dappled shadows. Watercolors all about thinking light to dark.
Trees have grown zip zip so fast.
Cad yellow and cobalt neutral tint burnt umber.
Done for now though I think it needs more darks. I may resplatter. I wanted Monet pink. I got a red. Hmm and yes I added white gouache to the splatter. Oops.
Today’s painting. Mellow Mushroom On Broad St. – FOR SALE 10×15” watercolor
Might be done. We shall see. Course I say that all the time so could be I will change it by this time tomorrow.
I started it a few weeks ago. So glad I can scratch it off my to do list. I should always have an espresso in the am. Get so much more done. House squeaky clean and a new painting. Not bad for one days work.
I also worked on Dubrovnik some more. Tried to take some of the purple put of the wall. And wipes out some color on the right. I might need to wipe out some more. Who knows. It ak be done when it’s done right?! Lifted the handle of the par with some tape and a sea sponge.
Wipes out the signs dark shadow with the tape sponge trick and the black shadow under the truck.
Those two black shadows under the truck and around the sign screamed look at me. As did that white shirt on the girl in the foreground that had to go too.
Margaret contentedly tired but who needs to do her Powerplate xoxoxo