During the summer, the Fredericton Arts Alliance brings a pair of artists together in the Barracks to practice their art for all to see. These artists come from a wide variety of disciplines, from painting and sculpture to basket-weaving and writing. As each pair of artists comes in, we’ll be talking to them on the Lunchbox.
My guest today is Melanie Buyting, a self-taught oil painter with a knack for vivid colour. Melanie talks about her plans to create a triptych representing the changes of seasons, following this year’s Barracks theme of trees by showing woods in transition. In addition, she is challenging herself to do figure painting, and shares the basic rules of oil painting which she learned from absorbing videos online.