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Oil Painting Demonstration by Ann Trusty
International Artist Magazine honored Ann recently with an impressive 10 page article titled, Directly from Life, in the August/September 2015 issue. Ann takes us through her oil painting process in a step-by-step demonstration of her still life painting of the ephemeral Coral Charm peonies. "The editor asked me if I could create a demonstration of my oil painting techniques for the magazine, and I immediately thought of painting the gorgeous Coral Charm peonies. Their temporary urgency reminds me to be present in the moment as they are. Their blooming time can be so short; it is like painting a sunrise followed by a sunset. I loved the risk and challenge of the situation and the staff at the magazine were terrific to work with".
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