Mary P. Murphy
Craftsy Instructor

Foothills of the Adirondack Mt

Mary P. Murphy is an emerging artist in upstate New York, with a studio in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, where the surrounding landscape and natural beauty inspire many of her works. She has been recognized in regional shows with master status and awards. After a successful career in corporate communications as a speechwriter, she is now dedicated to art full time. Mary is also committed to lifelong learning, and she has taken ... Read Full Bio »

Mary's Craftsy Classes


Watercolor Flower Bouquet

Perfectly capture the beauty of delicate petals, bold blossoms and dramatic light with radiant watercolors! Explore color theory with fun exercises in mixing hues to convey mood, and create a monochromatic study to hone your skills in depicting lifelike value and depth. Discover compositional strategies for a scene that engages your viewer, and begin painting with fluid transparent washes. Use wet-on-wet blending to build layers of jewel-toned petals, and apply the drybrush technique for detail and texture in your bouquet. Plus, learn the surprisingly simple ways to correct any problems, and how to crop and frame your work for the best result.


Mary's Projects

Layering Colors
Japanese Anemone Painting & Value Study
Leigh and John at Pescadero Point
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