Rub-Out Oil beginnings

After the Louis Maestas seminar weekend in 2004, I felt totally inspired and no longer afraid of using oil paints in my studio. Lou had told me that he could see that I already had what it takes, and I should use my talents now. He suggested some next steps to take and advised that I  “just start doing large oils”. My husband was inspired too by meeting him and seeing his beautiful work, so he went into action building self framing large board canvases to paint on. I textured the first canvas’ right away and began painting from the heart.

There was a total of 4 really large ones that I did immediately after the weekend spent learning with Louis Maestas.  One of these large northwest landscape oils was entitled, “Horseshoe Lake Boat Reflections L604“. It was sold to a local collector so my records are complete and I know it’s present day location.

Lakeside boats casting reflections on the water in a northwest shoreline.
Sixth rub-out oil painting done.

My small studio became very busy and full of drying oils as I went on the road applying at and touring art galleries, and setting up my art at events.

 

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An artist with realistically surreal colorful style in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Valerie Woelk.

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