|Each month we will feature and artist who uses the Trekell line of brushes!
Lois Eakin is a fine art oil painter. After earning undergraduate and
graduate degrees, she developed a successful Graphic Design career. At the same
time, she pursued her lifelong love of painting, with many paintings in private
collections. While active in local and regional arts organizations, Lois studied
at Chicago's School of the Art Institute and Palette and Chisel.
Lois now a full-time artist, paints objects that interest her for their
uniqueness, not necessarily an acknowledged beauty. She gives considerable
thought to her still life compositions.Using the technique of chiaroscuro, Lois
creates a mood in her paintings by building up the paint in the highlights
against transparent paint in the shadows. She carefully sculpts her paintings by
paying attention to color, value and edges.
As an artist, she admires and is inspired by the paintings of Dutch masters
Rembrandt and Vermeer, 18th century French painter Chardin, and also
contemporary still life painters, David Leffel and Michael Van Zeyl. She prefers
the style of realism, believing it gives the viewer an opportunity to look not
once, but many times at the same painting, each time seeing something new.
uses all sizes of the Trekell hog bristle long filbert brushes because of the way the
brushes hold the paint and allow for a smooth application to either primed
panels or linen. Their shape allows for broad, as well as, fine strokes. They
hold their shape through many clean ups. Regular use of the brush restorer keeps
the brushes like new.
Grapes and Plums
Blue Vase with Nectarines
Time Gone By
White Flowers and Onions
Pretty as a Pitcher
Red Vase and Orange
Composition in White
White Pitcher with Crab Apples