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My parents knew that I was an artist when my first grade teacher wanted me to stay in the lines....and I wouldn't!
I never had a formal art class until I got to college and I loved it. I was not an art major, but later I took figure drawing and painting in graduate school. I have attended many workshops over the last 30 years and count many of the most well known artists as my mentors.
I have always been fascinated with art...and well...paint! I love to paint and that is what I do..
While I love WATERCOLORS and use them more than other mediums, I also use ACRYLICS and other drawing materials if I think they add to my work.
I am somewhat of a wild painter....I am not worried about doing it the "right" way....I do it my way and enjoy the freedom of there being no right or wrong way...I believe that Art is in the process! Hopefully you will love the art.
This past year, 2018, I began painting with oils, and working with different techniques. I also have started Plein Air painting....you may find me on a sunny day at the Botanic Gardens...
Everything I see has some influence on my work.....the light, the subject, the mood and the shape.
I enjoyed nature and being outdoors whether in the city or the country....there is so much to amaze me. When I see a color change in a shadow or at a different time of the day...I am inspired.
2018 was a very busy year! What fun I had....NOW 2019 is here and I have lofty goals ahead....follow me on my diannearnettepaintings/facebook and diannearnetteart/instagram to see my daily progress...
I will be working more in watercolor and also adding oils to my medium choices.
September of 2018 I was juried into the Preservation of Arts in the City Show and had the good fortune to sell a few paintings. It was fun to have recognition by way of selling....Thank you to all who came.
Painting dogs has been fun ....I recently painted BEAR, my grand puppy....