Gretchen Klug

Gretchen Klug

I love to paint, and I try to make my paintings show that love.  Oil paint is the perfect medium for me – it is expressive, offers surprises, is wonderfully messy, offer texture, produces wonderful color, and a sophisticated result.

When I paint, I forget myself and react directly to what is occurring on the canvas.   I try to think of nothing and let the painting speak to me. I look for the magic that makes a painting sing!  I start with an idea, ruff in the shapes with color, and begin responding to what is happening.  I allow the painting to take on a life of it’s own.

I feel freedom when I paint, and reflect that in my work.

I paint the essence of a subject, not the details.

Work by Gretchen Klug