I’m Diane Marcotte and Art Essentials is my blog about art. Topics I will cover are:
- Artists whose work I admire
- Tips for creating your own artwork
- Step-by-step demonstrations of my art
- Recommended books, DVDs, websites, etc.
Born in Montreal and now living in Oakville, Ontario, I dabbled in oil painting before a career in banking took over. Only when I retired did I begin painting again – this time in earnest. I have always loved the transparency of watercolour paintings and so I began painting solely in this medium. Then I discovered Pan Pastels and I now take commissions to paint pet portraits in this wonderful medium. Recently I have been drawn to Alcohol Inks for their vibrancy and jewel-like tones. The inks permit me to blend looseness with detail – my preferred combination.
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And please visit my website for information on Pet Portrait commissions, to view my art, or to check out my Events page.