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Vickie Bolduc

This satiating painting was created by Beyond the Brushes member, Vickie Bolduc. Vickie joined the community back in September 2019 with no previous painting experience.
While creating this still life, Vickie indulged in solidifying a new technique in using wet paint control and the subject matter. Being from the South, Vickie has made many memories with family and friends while having conversations over a nice, cold glass of sweet tea (and many others share this experience). Nevertheless, there is also pain intertwined with these memories as some are no longer able to share one more glass of tea.
Vickie marveled at how much the simple things in life can truly bring us back and remind us of all the cherished memories. I think it is fair to say that the marveling goes both ways with the depth of emotion put into her remarkable painting.
When I asked Vickie about her experience with Beyond the Brushes, she responded...
"Beyond the Brushes has brought more to me than just technique learning and skill developing. It's opened up my senses to new things...how I look at things, how I imagine everyday things painted and painterly, how I look at photographs and artwork a bit differently, how I look at light differently. It has truly helped me to develop as an "artist" in every form of life. I especially feel as if it has enhanced my photography skills with composition and lighting. Plus, it has given me a whole new set of friends and colleagues from around the world! What could be better than that?"
Thank you, Vickie, for sharing your thoughts and your artwork. I am thrilled to have you as a member of the community. Now, regardless of where we are, we can all share a glass of sweet tea and continue making memories together.




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