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Fine Art Painter

Strawberries Wild

14″ x 11″ Oil on prepared board

Martha uses only top professional grade oil paints on a prepared support of at least 3/8-ths inch thick (only rarely does she use a stretched canvas because when painting en plain air, light shines through a canvas where it does not penetrate a board).  Her boards may be of composite, or birch, and a few will have a linen surface.  She creates the majority of her boards herself, purchasing birch at a local high quality lumber yard, cutting them to size and preparing their surfaces usually with PVA Size.

I, Belle (Martha),  painted this piece en plein air.  I was in my backyard, gazing upon my strawberry patch which had grown rapidly and overtaken it’s original boundaries.

Initially, before creating this piece, I went out to pick a few strawberries for my breakfast.  They looked so lush and ripe! But, instead, I decided they would be a perfect subject for a new plein air piece.

After completion of my fine artwork, I picked the berries,  and enjoyed them with yogurt for a late breakfast.  They were just as delicious as they looked!

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