Unison Colour welcomes Julie Skoda as an Associate Artist
Throughout my life as an artist, I have been drawn to the light and as a result, what lies beneath in the shadows. Layers of pastel paint interact with the sanded surface and build to convey a sense of light hitting the object whether it be a landscape or figure. But next to the light is the shadow space and the opportunity to intrigue the viewer with layered marks and texture.
I am a signature member of the Chicago Pastel Painters, an associate member of the Pastel Society of America, American Impressionist Society Associate, American Women Artists Associate with Distinction and President of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA). I teach pastel painting classes throughout the year online and at my local gallery in La Grange IL.
One of the most common questions I get about painting is “How can I loosen up?”. A technique that I use quite often, especially in my mangrove series, is to use an older painting as the photo reference.
It seems a while ago since we asked for applications from artists to become an Associate Artists & wow the applications came in thick & fast. So much so it took our Unison Helen a good while to get through them all.
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