Drawing or painting from life -- from a live model or out in the natural landscape "en plein aire" are my preferred ways of working. I also work in my studio based on sketches and photos I taken, or still life setups. Currently my paintings are primarily in oil, and my drawings in pastel or conte.
Professionally, I have worked in visual design and marketing communications in the Silicon Valley area of California for 30+ years. I currently live in Minnesota.
Prints available: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/barbara-oertli.html
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