brain focus is what makes me paint. While painting, it is
the center of my universe, nothing else matters. Im absorbed
in the relationships of the items Im painting, Im
solving the problem of making something appear closer or further
away, creating the color that I see from the limited colors available
to me on my palette, defining the center of interest, looking
for lost and found edges, noticing the play of the light, the
list goes on. What starts as an exercise in seeing ends in a finished
My current paintings have been of animals. My main subjects have
been my dogs as they are as dear to me as children. They have
very expressive faces which have been fun to capture. In addition
to my and friends dogs any other animal Im fortunate enough
to get a good photograph of will also be the subject of a painting.
Llamas and chickens come to mind.
All images © Louise Kubista
to animals, plein air painting and paintings of still life set
ups in my studio are the choices of subjects that I concentrate
I paint primarily in oil on masonite or canvas and pastels on
sanded paper. I have been painting for 8 years.
I will demonstrate the use of different grounds and the effect
on the final painting.
ACCESS: There is an outside access with one step up to my basement
studio. The path to the studio door is over lawn. There is a bathroom.
601 Reid Drive, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 | (608) 437-2030 | firstname.lastname@example.org