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House on the Lake


House on the Lake

 

Brenda Gagne

I happily stumbled onto painting two and a half years ago at a “Paint the Town” birthday party. I found the feel of the canvas, brushes, and paint to be so exciting that I decided to give it a try. To my amazement, I found a hidden talent! I’m totally self-taught which is very liberating – there’s no focus on “the correct way” of painting but instead what feels right to me. I paint in acrylics and have expanded my subjects to include pets and humans. Myasthenia Gravis has made physical work difficult and at times and at times impossible but hasn’t stolen the absolute joy I feel when sitting down to a blank canvas.

“House by the lake” is an acrylic painting I did for our local Myasthenia Gravis Association annual raffle. It took a lot of experimenting with brushes, paints, and techniques to get the effect I wanted this painting to have.