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Thursday, October 29
Andrew Wyeth was a consummate nature artist, creating extra-fine, highly realistic textures using egg tempera as well as drybrush watercolor techniques. Mary Cronin, Dean of Education and Public Programs at Brandywine River Museum of Art, will discuss Wyeth’s family background and the artist’s use of nature as an inspiration for his work, using examples such as Blackberry Branch and Buttonwood Leaf. Botanical artists Carrie Di Costanzo and Margaret Saylor then present contemporary examples of botanical art using egg tempera and demonstrate how it is applied to a gessoed panel. Learn what it’s like to paint like a Wyeth!
About the Instructors:
Mary Cronin is Dean of Education and Public Programs at Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA. She holds a BA in Art History from Swarthmore College and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education from George Washington University.
Carrie Di Costanzo worked as a fashion illustrator before shifting her focus to botanical art. Her work has won several awards in juried shows in the United States and is held in The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and private collections.
Margaret Saylor is the editor/designer of ASBA’s The Botanical Artist journal. She earned a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration, with distinction, from the NYBG.