MaryLou Correia Paintings

Ancient Plum Trees, Brentwood - 16 x 20

Colors of Joy

MaryLou Correia featured Benicia Plein Air Gallery, 307 First Street Benicia

May 3–31, 2024 - Reception Saturday May 4, 2-5 pm

Frolicking, Bean Hollow Beach, 10 x 20

September Splender

MaryLou Correia featured Benicia Plein Air Gallery, 307 First Street Benicia

September 1-30, 2022 Reception Sept 10

Flowering Crab Apples Tree

Studio Gallery

1641 Pacific (between Polk & Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94109

Delicious work inspired by food and drink

May 26th-June 20th, 2022

Alhambra Valley Poppies 12 x 18


California Art Club Virtual Gallery

Painting for the Joy of it...

I like to think of my painting as revealing more that the eye can see. I give great attention to “finding a sense of place”, being mindful of the light and colors of the moment and the particulars of the space I am in.

Composing when settled on a subject or a distant scene, I then sketch quickly to really see the essence of what I want to paint, making small thumbnail value studies called Notons to further my knowledge of the scene. The value sketch is set down as reference then I sketch with dry brush on a pre-ground canvas to again note shadows that tie the composition together. I touch the canvas with color notes covering mid tones and darks to define the shapes. Attention to surrounding the subject with a platform of background color and slowly mold the painting. I stop when the light changes, come back again, if possible, or finish in studio.

I like to paint in the environment or from life; I am most alive and most peaceful when painting. The environment is a wonderful workplace. I hope you find joy and discovery in my images.