The Artists of Muskoka

Lynda Lynn

66 Kimberley Avenue
Bracebridge, ON, P1L 2A3

Variety is the spice of life, so it is said. Lynda loves the challenge of different types of subject matter while playing with a myriad of mediums and implements. She focuses on glowing, light filled, Abstracted Landscape and on Non Objective painting, where nebulous thought transcends reality. Lynda likes to engage the viewer by leaving something for their imagination to complete.

“The excitement of the creative process starts for me by trying to understand what I feel about a subject and why.”

This led to the challenge of collaborative painting with Pam Turner-Wong, both painting at the same time, over and around each other, creating a look and feel that belongs to another entity altogether. Sketching is Lynda’s greatest tool for understanding.

She sketches quickly, making notations, while observing and drawing away until understanding the essence of the subject. Swishing away with big brushes, rubbing with rags, scraping with knives; becoming a part of a totally new event, she refers less and less to the early sketches, needing to look at the work itself, to feel, evaluate, chase a line, silence an edge, drown a patch colour, thicken the textures, slow down, pull away. Exciting ideas for future exploration pop into her head.

“Often, I feel as if I am a spectator just watching what is going on.”

The final painting phase slows down. It is long and reflective, dangerously close to doubt. It’s time to put the brush down and think about getting started on the next painting.

A Velvet Path by Lynda Lynn

Lynda Lynn
A Velvet Path

22” x 15”, Watercolour, Pastel

An Aaron Berning Design ©2013 Andrea Hillo