mylatestart

This blog is about going back to college to get a fine arts degree at the tender age of 65+. Read more

mylatestart

This blog is about going back to college to get a fine arts degree at the tender age of 65+. Read more

mylatestart

This blog is about going back to college to get a fine arts degree at the tender age of 65+. Read more

mylatestart

This blog is about going back to college to get a fine arts degree at the tender age of 65+. Read more

mylatestart

This blog is about going back to college to get a fine arts degree at the tender age of 65+. > Read more

Mary Brooking. An artist who finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Maine

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Mary Brooking painting

Mary Brooking says she enjoys testing the balance between reality and abstraction. She prefers to paint with acrylics, but her work is often mistaken for oil paintings because of their softness and tonal depth.  Read More

The final drawings: Building on our own momentum

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Closeup drawing by Emily DeTroy

As usual, it’s hard to believe another semester has whizzed by. We exhibited our final drawing projects at an open studio reception, which was fun.

I was blown away by the work my fellow students did, so decided to focus on some of their projects instead of mine. These are images from the reception and some excerpts from interviews I did that night. Read More

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Learning to be an artist. Making progress and works in progress

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painting of sneakers

On the way to class the other day, I passed a much younger fellow student on the opposite side of the street. He called out, “Hey Diane, how’s it going? On your way to painting class?” He mentioned seeing my fractured self-portrait on Facebook and how much he liked it and I said I also liked the work he’d been doing lately.  Read More

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