Saturday, February 22, 2014

Featured Artist: MaryBeth Sorber

Big Moose Lake Afternoon, acrylic, 11x14

I have been interested in creating art in some form for most of my life.  I remember that my mom signed me up for weekly art lessons when I was about 10 with Mrs. Enders, a local artist in the Baldwinsville area.  I still have my first oil painting done in her studio. Her love of art was infectious and I believe that she instilled that inspiration in me.   Although my career was not in the art field, when I retired a few years ago, I began painting in earnest.  I’ve been taking classes and workshops to increase my knowledge of composition and color, drawing inspiration from the Impressionists. I have experimented in clay (sculpture), charcoal, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and most recently, oil.  I think the most important lesson I have learned about painting in recent years is patience; that every painting is a journey, whether a success or failure, to be enjoyed for what it is, and not necessarily the outcome.  MaryBeth Sorber

Clockwise:Bleeding Heart, acrylic; Sunflower Study, acrylic 18x18; Morning Dew, acrylic, 4'x4'; Lily, acrylic, 24x20; Coneflower, acrylic 12x16

L to R: Harbour Dinghy, acrylic,12x16; Harbour Gull, acrylic, 12x16;, Taking a Break, acrylic,16x20

L to R: Peaceful Thoughts, acrylic, 11x14; Sandbeach, Acadia Park, Maine acrylic,16x24 ; Late afternoon in the Pasture, acrylic, 11x14

Left, Blue House on Cole Road, acrylic,16x20 . Right, The Old Mill, 20x24

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