Turning 2019

This year my focus was to turn my gaze in new directions. In the past, I explored the small worlds of river

flotsam and jetsam. The idea of “turning” came to me last fall. I started focusing on the walls of color in

stands of trees, where the color mutates, or turns, from one hue to another in subtle and not so subtle

ways. My use of paint turned in new directions also, using flicking and skipping brush motions, and

utilizing luscious oil sticks, for a looser, more crayon-y graphic effect.


                            - Marcy Dunn Ramsey

The following 6x6" studies were done in El Salvador while I was nanny-ing my new grandson.  For the three months I was there I had a tiny desk, a bag of art supplies and no other resources except my thoughts. I set a goal for myself to create 100 small studies in gouache and oil pastel to distill all I knew and felt about my environment in the simplest possible way.  The following are the results. After 36 the well ran dry for a while...