MaryLou Correia Paintings

Springing Mustard 12 x 16


MaryLou Correia featured Benicia Plein Air Gallery, 307 First Street Benicia

DATES : July 3rd - August 1st
MEET THE ARTIST: Saturday, July 11, 3pm-6pm, Gallery Courtyard

Alhambra Valley Poppies 12 x 18


California Art Club Virtual Gallery


Studio Gallery

1641 Pacific (between Polk & Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94109

small pieces under local artists, November 7th - December 23rd, 2019

Opening reception: Sunday, Nov 10th, 11 am - 6 pm
Sweet 16 Anniversary Party: Sunday, Dec 1st, 11 am - 6 pm

Painting for the Joy of it...

I like to think of my painting as revealing more that the eye can see. I give great attention to “finding a sense of place”, being mindful of the light and colors of the moment and the particulars of the space I am in.

Composing when settled on a subject or a distant scene, I then sketch quickly to really see the essence of what I want to paint, making small thumbnail value studies called Notons to further my knowledge of the scene. The value sketch is set down as reference then I sketch with dry brush on a pre-ground canvas to again note shadows that tie the composition together. I touch the canvas with color notes covering mid tones and darks to define the shapes. Attention to surrounding the subject with a platform of background color and slowly mold the painting. I stop when the light changes, come back again, if possible, or finish in studio.

I like to paint in the environment or from life; I am most alive and most peaceful when painting. The environment is a wonderful workplace. I hope you find joy and discovery in my images.