52nd National Catalog


I enjoy painting portraits of historical figures, including Native Americans, children and the many individuals who have shaped our past. I often attend photo events with reenactors who have researched the clothing and tools these people used in their everyday lives. This wonderful mountain man was a perfect subject and inspired my title from the famous quote by John Muir: “The mountains are calling and I must go.” I transfer my drawing and tone the surface. I then begin building up the many layers of oil paint I use in my work, paying particular attention to my drawing and values as I go. I use glazing and scumbling techniques to hopefully achieve a depth and richness of color to my final painting.

20” x 16” — Oil $2,600

MARY LOU PAPE • WAOW Signature • KS • www.marypape.com The beauty and diversity of nature and travels to the many National Parks, nature preserves, ranches and farms in America continually provide Mary Lou with inspiration for her paintings of the wildlife and people in our remarkable country. She attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas as a Fine Art major and has taken numerous workshops with admired artists. Her primary mediums are oil, pastel and pencil. She lives and works in Topeka, KS.


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