Come meet member artist Barbara Wachter at our 25th Anniversary Celebration this Fall!
My process is oil on linen or canvas. I purchase the substrate with 3 applications of gesso and I follow with 2 or 3 coats of oil gesso. The paint I use is Williamsburg oil or Charvin oil which has several colors that I prefer. I use a warm and a cool of each yellow, red, blue and also white , Payne’s, or purple. I like to paint small studies on location for the landscape paintings and then go to the studio to complete a larger painting. For still life , I use a set up and often use a black box with directional light to enhance the shadows. For figurative , I use the drawings that I do almost daily of people that I draw while I am waiting or just observing people in daily activities. Not of anyone particular , more the the figure in action. I feel painting is a journey , as is life, drawing on the intuitive spiritual gift that happens when immersed in this most grateful, appreciated gift.