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I work in a highly- stylized manner using dark outlines around the images.  This technique can be found in Japanese paintings and within the American Pop Art tradition.  I draw directly on the canvas with charcoal or pen and apply bold, intense color using acrylic paints.  A broad selection of books and magazines are used in my research.  By positioning the flatly-painted images in the midst of a realistic environment, I hope to create a unique balance of oppositional elements.

© 2014 Mary Lou Novak

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