April Featured Artist – Barbara Zuehlke

APRIL 2024
“Triad Magic”
Barbara Zuehlke

Barbara has worked in all two dimensional mediums but works primarily in watercolor, now. She is a triad painter meaning each painting is created with three pigments: one red, one blue, and one yellow. Barbara’s favorite triads are the primary triad ( winsor red, winsor blue red shade, and winsor yellow) the delicate triad ( permanent rose, cobalt blue, and Winsor lemon) and the autumn triad ( brown madder, indigo, and quinacridone gold). All of the colors in the painting are mixed from the three pigments. Historic oil painters painted in this manner. With oil as a medium one adds white as well. It gives a cohesiveness to the work. It is an exciting and fun way to paint.

The show “ Triad Magic” is a collection of local images we enjoy, created totally by triads. It is the artist’s love of the marshland, the waterfowl, the turtles, and the water. The Eastern Shore we all love!

An award-winning artist, Barbara grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She has been a resident of Talbot County since 1982. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford Ohio with a BFA in graphics and painting, she did commercial studio design work for The J.L. Hudson Co. in Detroit, Michigan. She also did display design work for John Wanamaker’s downtown Philadelphia store. After moving to the Eastern Shore, she became active in the art community as a member and officer of Working Artists Forum where she is a past president. She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Barbara is a partner of The Artists Gallery in Chestertown, Maryland and teaches intermediate watercolor at Dorchester Center for the Arts.