Thanks Mary Pratt

Thanks Mary (15 x 24) watercolour, by Carol Berry, copyright 2000, in the collection of the East York Foundation.

This painting is inspired by the Canadian artist, Mary Pratt. I set up the objects for the still life and photographed the scene, using a whole roll of slides. Luckily the light changed in the last couple of shots and finally I had what I wanted. I remember that this was painted on watercolour board, a first and a last for me, I paint watercolour with many, many layers of thin glazes of colour, the board was not as absorbent as my usual 140 lb. Arches and the threat of lifting previous layers of paint was very real. This painting was purchased by the East York Foundation, my first piece in a public collection.

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