International Festival 2019

This year as in the past years I have set up a booth at the International Festival to sketch portraits for free. The festival is organized by the International House and features performances, cultural booths and vendors on the first Sunday of the October.

In the past I had only one or two artists. This year there were six artists. Thank you to Scott Shepherd, Tom Corbett, Lynn at Lynn_CoMo, Duke at Dukekm, and Dawn at PaintedbyDawn . And myself at MarleneLeeArt

Check out these artists on their Instagram.

Parade of the Flags

 

Artists at Work

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My portraits

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Tabby Cat

Tabby Cat 2019
Tabby Cat 2019, 12 x 9 x 3/4 inches, oil on stretched canvas.

 

 

Tyler

Another painting for the upcoming exhibit at the International House “Feathers and Furs” exhibit in March 2020. This little dog lives with his owner at one of the many senior residents places throughout Davis. A chihuahua mix he is a great companion for his owner, a retired minister but on guard if anyone comes near.

Tyler 2019
“Tyler” oil portrait painting, 10 x 8 x 3/4 inches on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

 

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Red Flower Crown

Part of a series of paintings for the International House in March 2020

Red Flower Crown 2019
Red Flower Crown, 10 x 10 x 3/4 inches oil on canvas by Marlene Lee

The process….

Deciding on the background was a bit challenging but I went with the warm darker blue background.

All Curled Up

This painting is for the Trekell Pet Competition, 2019. The only entry fee is to purchased one of their six-sided wooden panel. It’s an unusual shape but I found two little chihuahuas that fit perfectly.

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“All Curled Up” oil on wooden panel, 9″ x 14″ x 5/8″ by Marlene Lee

Fong Farms

For the July Art & Ag Project, the artists were invited to Fong Farms. Owned by my husband’s cousin, the farm has been in the family for many years. I had visited the farm with my sons but when I visited the farm as an artist it took on a different look. I was attracted to the different layers of fields and the purplish, pink sky of early morning.

I did a quick oil study, about 6 x 8, catching the colors of the sky and the safflower fields way in the back. The painting was completed from the study and the photos I had taken.

Fong Farms 2019
Fong Farms, oil on stretched canvas, 8 x 16 x 3/4 inches by Marlene Lee

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Underpainting for Fong Farms

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oil study for Fong Farm