Tuesday, November 20, 2018
NOVEMBER 2018 PROGRAM - MARLENE STEELE
Marlene came today to demonstrate how to paint on Yupo, a newer kind of paper that is plastic on both sides. Watercolor paints can be mostly wiped off with water except for sedimentary colors which will stain. She prefers Windsor-Newton colors since they were developed for Queen Victoria and have held up well through time. She uses no off brands.
She draws first on Yupo with a red or blue pencil, sketching casually, holding the pencil loosely at far end. For skin tones she uses cadmium red, Naples yellow and alizarin crimson or raw sienna and ochre.
Marlene said she had always wanted to be invisible so she could really see. One of her favorite quotes is by the sculptor Noguchi. “To see far is one thing. To go there is another. “.
Respectfully submitted by Louise Allen. Photos by Deb Ward.