|Why I love Vermont's Back Roads, 12" x 16", oil|
|Old Barn in Shushan, 10" x 16", oil|
Mallory paints the atmosphere, the light, and the little changes in the land around her that she loves, both southern Vermont and coastal Maine. "I am after [painting] feeling rather than an exact representation of the landscape, and I am trying to develop brush techniques that convey that," she says. The soft luminescence and blending she gets in her work come partly with the quality of brushes she is using, preferably synthetic filberts. She explains, "A good brush is a joy to work with, and I love the ritual of washing them out at night. I notice I go to a half-dozen brushes every day, and totally ignore the inexpensive brush sets I bought when I was just starting out."
|Island Marsh, 20" x 20", oil|
For more brush information, check out the Dynasty Brush website.