|Each month we will feature an artist who uses the Trekell line of brushes!
Robert Karl Vogel
b. 1955 Pasadena
Studied at USC
School of Architecture 1974-1977
Degree in Composition and Arranging from Dick Grove School of Music 1985
I lived and worked in Mammoth Lakes CA doing Architectural
design for 7 years. Then lived in Quito,
Ecuador for 13
years where I started and ran two companies; Arbol Records, a recording studio,
and Vogel Guitars, a guitar factory.
I currently live in Monrovia
CA, am married with 3 children,
and am working in real estate management as well as painting as much as time
allows. I love to paint the landscape of
California, especially the High Sierra areas
of Mammoth, June Lake and Bishop.
Painting experience, workshops, travel and awards:
- Matt Smith workshop-San Antonio, TX.
- Jason Situ- painting trip to China
- Jim Wilcox workshop- Jackson
award San Gabriel Fine Arts festival, 2009
-Wei Lo painting and drawing workshops, Pomona
and Montrose, CA
-San Dimas Wildlife Art Show 2009
Segil Fine Art, Monrovia
Imagine Winery Gallery, Santa Ynez, CA
Coons Gallery, Bishop
Mammoth Lakes Arts Association Gallery, Mammoth Lakes, CA
I use various types of Trekell brushes in my artwork. I usually begin with a bristle brush for the
under painting or scrub in, then use smaller Red Sable series brushes to put in
detail and final glazing or scumbling.
Most of my work is landscape paintings, with some wildlife work. I use water miscible oils and the Red Sable
brushes seem to stand up well with those paints. I also use Trekell Handmade Linseed Oil Soap
for final clean up to keep the brushes in optimal condition. I prefer to use either Brights or Flats, even
for smaller detail work. I like the brush
stroke that a flat brush gives, as opposed to a round or filbert.
My pallet is currently:
Cad Yellow Pale
Sap Green or Viridian
Black or Raw Umber