Loretta Lee Edge*  RIV

My paintings are often inspired by my world travels, as in the case of “The Onion Vendor,” a painting whose reference photo was taken at an indigenous market in the Ecuadoran countryside. A new painting, “Hyacinth and Hermann,” was inspired by a walk in a Berlin park where I saw an organ grinder with a macaw, not a monkey! The painting will be full of drama as it tells a story. My subject matter varies. I love painting glass objects because of their transparency and the intermingling of colors, and because I can achieve some abstract qualities in the design. I prefer using 140-lb. paper because I like to work on very wet surfaces, often pouring colors. My favorite paints are Daniel Smith, and a few Winsor & Newton and Holbein colors.

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