Local artists watercolors on display in Woodland

By From page A7 | November 09, 2012

Davis artist Lucy Cain Sargeant will display her watercolors from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, as part of Woodland’s Second Saturday Art at the Nest at Wild Wings Golf, 18540 Wild Wings Drive.
Sargeant taught anatomy/life drawing and representational drawing at San Jose State University before moving to Davis to be near family.
“Watercolor painting is humbling,” Sargeant said in a release. “It’s where the artist gets to exercise half control and half surrender to the medium’s independent way of interacting with itself, the paper and the artist’s brush. So different from drawing and oil painting I worked with for many years!”
Moving from the urban hustle of San Jose to the slower pace of Yolo County also has influenced her work.
“The scale of farm fields, delicacy of birds, muscle machinery, stream water running over rocks in the sun, old barns — subject matter is everywhere,” she said. “And it’s quiet. Not to say that city noise is a negative, but only that I’m loving quiet hours painting in the countryside or in the studio.”

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