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Verden artist to give demo at Art Council

Joy Willingham has been an artist all of her life. 

The Verden resident will give a demonstration of her art at 7 p.m. today at the Lawton Fort-Sill Art Council, 1701 NW Ferris after the 6:30 p.m. monthly Art Council meeting.

Willingham received her bachelors in Art from Cameron University where she focused on Old Masters Paintings and Native American art. She went on to receive her masters in 2009.

Since finding her voice as an artist, Willingham has been developing a technique for emulating the paintings of the Old Masters by hand tracing an image to a 22-inch x 28-inch canvas and then using vine charcoal to press the copy outline.

"It gives an exact drawing to be painted," Willingham said. "The rest is being able to copy the colors."

Willingham will provide a demonstration of this technique for those in attendance at the art council's meeting.The painting Willingham will use is "Queen Isabella" by VanGogh.

According to Willingham, it normally takes three hours from drawing to painting to finish a piece through this technique.

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