Artist Portfolio Magazine – 2016 Landscapes Art Exhibition Winner of Honorable Mention Award.   Louise Webber – Grande Prairie, Canada  LOUISE WEBBER, ARTIST STATEMENT I can spend many hours in my studio, lost in my painting or sketches as they take on a life of their own, working through composition and lighting challenges. My heart races and I hold my breath as I work through the subtle skin tone changes of my portraits, my excitement builds as I work the paints together to create skin tones of blues, greens, yellow and pinks, reds, etc. Sometimes I enter my studio and putter around, walking by my blank canvas or sheet of artist paper, not knowing what I will be painting or sketching next, not knowing which medium I will choose or should I say , which medium will choose me, speak to me, beckon me to pick it up and feel it’s texture between my fingers, smell its oil bases and fine grinds, begging to be transformed from a tube of paint or a Cont’e stick or vine charcoal , or a silky soft pastel stick, to a portrait that comes alive on the canvas or paper. The anticipation is addictive and exhilarating.

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