MaryAnne Long

Mynah Bird on the Wire

Mynah Bird on the Wire
Mixed Media
10 inches x 8 inches
$80

MARYANNE LONG

 I found art later in life.  Or maybe art found me???  Regardless, it has become a wonderful way to spend my time in retirement.

I started with oil painting, but have switched to several other media, including watercolor, gouache, India ink, and even my custom-made chocolate paint.

Sketching with graphite pencil or watercolor pencils is something I try to do daily.  I always carry a sketch kit with me.

New for me is abstract art.  I find that using India inks over gouache paint gives me freedom to create exciting new pieces, such as the mynah bird in this show.

Statement:

Whimsy often takes over my paintings as it did with the Mynah Bird on the Wire.

It is painted with gouache and India ink.  I credit Leonard Cohen with the inspiration for this painting.  Hope you take a moment to listen.  Mahalo.