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Home>Featured Artist>Past Featured Artists>December 11 - Robert Vogel
Each month we will feature an artist who uses the Trekell line of brushes!

Robert Karl Vogel
b. 1955 Pasadena CA

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 Hole,WY
-First Place award San Gabriel Fine Arts festival, 2009
-Wei Lo painting and drawing workshops, Pomona and Montrose, CA
-San Dimas Wildlife Art Show 2009
-Member California Art Club


Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA
Imagine Winery Gallery, Santa Ynez, CA
Coons Gallery, Bishop CA
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:

Quinacridone Red
Cad Orange
Cad Yellow Pale
Titanium White
Ultramarine Blue
Sap Green or Viridian
Dioxinine Purple
Black or Raw Umber

Red Sable Round 5500 Series
Golden Taklon Filbert 2520 Series
Oil Paint - 37mL
Acrylic Paint - Medium Body - 2oz
Acrylic Paint - Medium Body - 4oz