Visual Arts + Museums

Patricia Rhoden Bartels at Mill Race Center

When: Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2013

A painting class at the University of Toledo’s School of Design piqued Patricia Rhoden Bartels’ interest and commenced her 40-year career creating magnificent oil, acrylic and water color paintings. Her gold-leafed ornate painting technique is one aspect that allows Patricia’s art to distinguish itself from works by other painters. She knows of no other artists who currently use the same method – Impasto brushwork – which creates flickering touches of color and embodies intense color vibrations. Patricia will demonstrate a style of broken brush strokes common to the Impressionist Period. Much like the Impressionists who painted local landscapes, she will focus on the river and wooded areas located behind the Center and develop varying color harmonies similar to the scenes Monet painted at different times of the day – responding to changes in the light.

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