Blog Demerits!

Blog Demerits!

Sep 13, 2022, Tues — Wow, how did I miss two days of blogging? Blog demerits for me! But here I am back again, never fear, clicking the tiny keys and making little black marks. Not the same black marks as my demerits, no! Much cuter black marks. 

It isn’t the easiest thing to do this blog here at my son’s as my “desk” is the kitchen table. And at home I usually do my blog when my eyelids are about to crash closed, but here, everyone has gone to bed by that time and it’s too noisy to click on these tiny keys and too bright with the light on for those who are trying to be normal and sleep. 

So, I’m clickety clicking along here at 8PM in order to be done by “bedtime”. What did I do today? It’s been another big work day, the highlight being that I created a Calendar of Events page for my website today. This is going to be so useful to send people this link instead of trying to type it out all the time when people ask. In fact, drumroll, here it is right now!

The other thing I got done was a third-person bio for the M.A.D.S. digital show in Milan and Barcelona. Something I did not have in my junk drawer of bios and artist statements. Here are the final two paragraphs of it in draft:

Artist Statement

In her distinctive impressionistic style, Forcella uses classic oils in a wet-on-wet technique that combines contemporary impressionism with hints of expressionism and plein-air. Her paintings are drenched in bold colors and alive with movement and impasto brushwork. The thick brushstrokes not only add dimension, but give an emotional feeling to the work. Wet-on-wet is also called “direct painting” or “a premier coup” (which is French for “first coup”). In this style, each section of a painting is completed at first pass. Where Forcella places the brushstroke is where it stays. There is no drying and reworking, and if she does rework, it is in the moment, wet on wet. 

Forcella uses this fresh direct style to translate the emotionality she experiences in nature. She hopes people will feel the emotional connection and find themselves “falling deeply in love with Earth, something we need very much right now.”

Did that work off my blog demerits?

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Lauren Forcella

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About Lauren Forcella

Painting nature is my way of being devotional to this beautiful planet we’ve been born to. I strive to bring onto the canvas the livingness, aliveness, and wildness of this wonderland we call Earth… Read More

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