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Sennelier oil pastels are great to build layers of paint and beautifully render the reflections in the windows
I love to focus on people's clothing
I like to layer different colours and then use a scratching technique to draw small details like the signage
I left some areas of the paper blank, to add lightness to the composition
This scene gave me the occasion to play with rendition of reflections on the glass panes and the furniture that you could spot inside


Outside Temple Bude Drawing

Mary Cinque


Drawing, oil pastel on Paper

Size: 11.7 W x 16.5 H x 0 D in

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While my boyfriend was cooking at Temple Bude I had the greatest of time sitting there and drawing almost every day. It was a kind of artist retreat, for the first time in ages I didn't have anything else to do, anywhere else to be and it was perfect! I finally had time to focus on what surrounded me, both outside and indoor and I was so lucky 'cause Temple Bude inside is just as lovely as outside. I was so lucky to spot what I think was a family: a man and his little daughter or niece, both carrying skateboards. I love the relaxed yet vibrant and creative atmosphere of Bude; how people make the most of the outdoors and the sea. I love to draw scenes like this as they give me the chance to focus on many of the subjects that I like: indoors, furniture, people, clothes, everyday objects and, ultimately, to focus on shapes, colors and lines; that it is all that matters to me, while I am creating an artwork. I think one can really appreciate the inherent quality of the oil pastels in this artwork. Men are one of my favorite subjects, as they can be very beautiful, and I like to add something different to the History of Art narrative that seems to be all about the female body, which is such a narrow idea. I hope that this artwork will bring you to beautiful Cornwall, experiencing all the beauty that one can spot around them in such a charming area. This, like all the artworks from this series, has been treated with two to three layers of fixing spray; nonetheless I advise to promptly frame it with a glass too, to protect it from the dust. The artwork will be shipped rolled in a tube, I recommend to take it as soon as possible to a framer, to professionally flatten it back and to provide a frame with a glass, as the oil pastel needs to be protected from the dust. London October 2019.

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Drawing:oil pastel on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11.7 W x 16.5 H x 0 D in

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"Mary Cinque is an Italian painter, graphic designer and blogger working and living in the Amalfi Coast. Her works – joyful, bright, colourful painting and drawings – are inspired by this place, as well as her heritage, background and travels. Mary spent her childhood between Italy and Ethiopia. Before moving back to the Amalfi Coast in 2019, she has lived in Naples and Milan, where she attended academies of fine art; and Philadelphia, New York and London where she improved her artistic skills and style. Alongside making art, she works as an illustrator and graphic designer, collaborating with selected brands, working on artistic commissions such as illustrations, labels and showroom design. Cinque’s art develops themes connected with what makes us essentially humans: our habitat – the buildings, the streets, the cities – our bodies, what we eat and how we socialise. Art, in Mary’s paintings, becomes a powerful instrument of philosophical investigation which reveals who we really are by questioning our habits, observing those characteristic traits we share as a species, often without realising it. The artist looks at human beings from a different perspective, making interesting and significant what can seem normal or banal to us in our everyday life: the buildings that populate our cities, the streets we walk, people sitting across our table at a café, strangers on the bus. In this nutshell interview by Giulia Corti, Mary Cinque explores some of the most relevant aspects of her art and reflects on how it offers an intriguing and informative perspective about the way we live as human animals. Mary, your art is colourful and vivid, it mixes human and urban subjects by making use of various techniques (oil painting; pastel drawing, markers, “digital” drawing, print-making etc.) and materials (canvasses, magazine pages, an I-pad screen). How do you choose the means with which to develop an artwork and how do the different materials and techniques influence what you want to convey, if they do? Different subjects call for different techniques. Buildings and urbanscape are always acrylic on canvas, while I prefer to depict people using a quicker, immediate approach, like the one that I can get with markers and oil pastels or digital painting. By looking at the main themes of your art, it is possible to notice what seems to be a tension. On one hand, you portrayed the stillness and artificiality of urban landscapes and buildings (e.g.

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