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JANUARY - Zack Zdrale (www.zackzdrale.com)

Featured Artist of the January: Zack Zdrale You can see several examples of my work on my website- www.zackzdrale.com. There are also a bunch more on the John Pence Gallery website.

I have a very traditional approach to my work, and am a firm believer in the importance of drawing.

Most of my work is done on thoroughly primed canvass with oil paint. I work from a combination of photos and live models, single light source, minimal background or context. I start by drawing onto the canvas with a transparent brown, mapping our the masses then blocking in the shadow shapes, then rendering. I don't use much medium- only at the very start with the drawing stage, and then with any glazing that needs to be done.

Featured Artist of the January: Zack Zdrale Several years ago while I was still in graduate school, my friend (and Advisor at the time) Bill Whitaker recommended your brushes to me. I'm glad he did too, because out of all my brushes, my Trekells are some of the best. I have mostly filberts and long filberts, 4-2. I love them. They last forever, and work with the paint really well. These brushes become extensions of my arms. I can get in the zone and really concentrate much more easily when I'm not fighting my tools. You just can't beat the quality.

Now I'm the teacher, and I'm in a position to give advice and recommendations to graduate and undergraduate students at the three schools I'm working for (the Academy of Art University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Bridge Academy) I always pass along the advice I was so lucky to have been given as a student from the great instructors I was lucky to have, and it is with out hesitation that I direct them to your website. The students love your brushes too. I love when they get them, because they go from such cheap, junky brushes to yours, and they get very excited and encouraged by the difference. Their work and confidence improves significantly.


Featured Artist of the January: Zack Zdrale
Against the Wall II

Featured Artist of the January: Zack Zdrale
Mckenzie

Featured Artist of the January: Zack Zdrale
Self Portrait with Plumb Line

Featured Artist of the January: Zack Zdrale
Steve

Featured Artist of the January: Zack Zdrale
Right Hook

Featured Artist of the January: Zack Zdrale
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