January 9, 2020 VAS meeting

Painting People with Light & Color

Katriel Srebnik introduced his unique teaching approach of “Concepts, Principles & Techniques” as applied to Contemporary Impressionist oil paintings of people: establishing the composition, and light and dark masses; capturing the effects of light and atmosphere; selecting and mixing colors on the palette and the canvas; expressing the subject in a painterly manner; and helpful studio tips.

Katriel Srebnik’s artwork has earned thirty-one national awards, including First Place for Signature Members and three Awards of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America; the President’s Award from the American Impressionist Society; Best of Show from the Academic Artists Association and Texas Art Museum; First Place from the National Society of Artists; has appeared in nearly all of the leading national art magazines; in over seventy national juried and eight museum exhibitions; and in galleries throughout the United States, in London and France, and his own galleries in Santa Fe and Charleston. He has taught workshops at over twenty-five art schools, colleges and other venues.

Interpreting romantic figures, interiors and Parisian scenes with light, atmosphere and expressive brushwork to evoke a mood and ambience, Srebnik creates his unique style of contemporary Impressionism that ranges from painterly Naturalism to brushy Tonalism, employing subtle color tonalities.

American Impressionist Society
Oil Painters of America
Portrait Society of America

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