San Simeon As I See It...
by Laurel Marie Schmitz
(Medford, Oregon, USA)
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I used to live at the beach and I loved watching the waves, and listening to all types of water (on cassettes and now internet) and painting water...ocean, lakes, rivers, streams...even water in a glass...or dew on a leaf...but I never got really good at it.
My mother, when she was alive, and who was a beautiful landscape artist, would tell me my paintings were too cartoony...animated. As hard as I tried I couldn't get better at real.
I love acrylics and especially 'Atelier Interactive' and searched the internet for someone who used Atelier Interactive to teach me how to use them. I found Graeme Stevenson and that led me to you...FINALLY SOMEONE TO SHOW ME HOW TO MAKE BETTER WATER...among the other things...you are just a great teacher...I quickly joined 'A.A.' and absolutely LOVE IT!!!!
Thank you for being you....I am homebound and no longer live on the beach so whatever I paint comes strictly from my head...I think this may be the reason for the cartoony or animated look about them. The inside of my head is VERY ANIMATED...LOL