I am endlessly fascinated by animals, birds, and nature. I believe direct observation is the cornerstone of developing a painter’s eye. I paint en plein air as often as I can in a sketchbook. Although live subjects are fleeting, I find painting landscapes from life sharpens my sense of color choice, and also provides memories of atmospheric conditions upon which to base studio works. I am an avid photographer collecting reference of birds, wolves and landscapes for my paintings.
I work primarily in oils and acrylics. I am a regular exhibitor at Ravenswood Art Fair and Brushwood Art Market. My work has been in both solo and group shows.
My website: https://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/barb-kirpluk-10257