Cindy Baron loves to paint outdoors. And when she does, she usually paints in oil. Even though she is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and teaches watercolor at RISDI, she is also an elite oil painter and her demo at this month's meeting was in oil. She so loves the outdoors, that she spent a good part of Hurricane Irene photographing the heaving coastline of Rhode Island. She believes that painting outdoors is one of the best ways to properly see things and to grow as an artist. Growing up in Indiana, she used to be known as the “Painter of Barns”. But since relocating to Rhode Island, she has become known as the “Painter of Rocks” – specifically the rocks along New England’s coastline. Fittingly, this was the subject of her demonstration Tuesday evening, the waves crashing against the rocky sea coast during Hurricane Irene. If you missed the meeting, you missed a terrific, and somewhat unique, demonstration in painting a tumultuous and dynamic sea coast. For a fuller description of her demonstration see Tony Donovan's web page: www.asdonovan.com. To see examples of her work, visit her web page, http://www.cindybaron.com/.
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