SIAG Hosts Demonstration By Betsy Jones McDonald October 18

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Betsy Jones McDonald
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
1:30 – 4:00 pm
The Lake House
Live Oak Hall

Betsy Jones McDonald will provide a live demonstration of her “primary colors only, plus white” style of painting. She will be focusing on a marsh scene with an emphasis on clouds and reflections. The demonstration will be held during the October Seabrook Island Artist Guild meeting.

Betsy Jones McDonald started drawing and painting as a child and has continued her lifetime pursuit of painting ever since. She studied fine art at Columbus State University in the late 80’s. McDonald worked in design and advertising in the early 90’s, furthering her eye for great composition. Her love of large-format painting in oils was discovered when she spent a summer painting murals for schools in Columbia, S.C. Her love of painting our local surroundings was instant. She paints using only the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), plus white and custom mixes all of the beautiful colors for her paintings. Her emphasis is on both color and brushstroke.

Betsy states, “I love the colors of the marsh and the way they change with the seasons, light and tides. Every time that you look at the marsh, you see something different and I am fascinated by that.”

Betsy is represented by Perspective Art Gallery in Mt Pleasant, S.C. and also at Keepsakes at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, S.C. She also teaches oil painting and color mixing through her workshops in Mt Pleasant, S.C. You can find more information about Betsy and her paintings by visiting  and follow her on Instagram at

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-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Betsy Jones McDonald)