As a painting artist, I explore color and form by using encaustic, pastel or oil paint mediums. The unique properties of each medium produces uniquely different visual imagery. Oil paint offers a buttery consistency with which I enjoy blending reflecting hues into deepening shadows, topped with essential highlights, for a realistic approach as in A Perfect Pair, a 24 x 36" oil painting on birch wood panel, a winner of the March 2017 Associate Artist's Show at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ. and is also available as Fine Art Oil Painting Giclee Reproductions & Fine Art Oil Painting Giclee Reproductions with Gallery Wrap Option here on my website.
Plein air painting with the pastel medium lends the ability to capture both soft and vivid hues of landscapes, exactly as they appear at any given moment. Labor Day 2016 perfectly describes the beach at Stone Harbor as it was that weekend. The colors in the scene were chosen by physically comparing the pigment of the pastel sticks to the color of the beach, water and sky, thus capturing the atmosphere that was simultaneously bright and overcast.
Encaustic painting, the fusing of layer upon layer of hot melted colored wax, can often result in various interpretations of the artist's work. A three dimensional opulence is created with a textured, sculpted or smooth finish. In my experience, encaustic painting is by far the most versatile art medium. It offers endless possibilities for creativity. Hydrangea is a beautiful example, available in Fine Art Giclee Reproductions here on my website.
Anna Kuczynski Southern New Jersey artist Anna Kuczynski belongs to the long respected school of self-taught artists that have often dominated American painting. While her works exhibit the influence of paintings she has observed over the years, her approach and style remain very much her own, free from the restrictions and boundaries imposed by rigid training.
American artists are known throughout the world for their independent approach. To express stark realism with oil paint, Anna utilizes the affect natural sunlight plays on her subjects, as it caresses objects then disappears into deepening shadows. This visual treat has become one of Anna’s favorite tools as she extends it into other artistic mediums.
Always expanding in her artistic expression, Anna attends workshops with artists whose work she has come to admire. She explored the versatility of hot wax painting with the multi-talented encaustic artist, Loretta Tryon. Pastel artist, Stan Sperlak, taught Anna his remarkable use of this medium, during his workshop of intense training in the art plein air painting.
With so may ways to creativity, American artist Anna Kuczynski welcomes commissions and is available to discuss any project, large or small.
Come join me at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ, for the opening reception featuring my new work in the Associate Artist Alcove exhibit 7/21/2017, 6 to 9pm.