by      Audrey Bechler

   For many years I worked in watercolor. It is not an easy medium to handle, however it is fast and easy to take around especially working outdoors, and plaine-air painting was my primary focus in the early days. A long period of producing bad paintings caused me to try different media and styles of painting. I broke out of the slump and went into a highly creative period. For the first time I noticed things that I didn't pay attention to before. Suddenly many parts of the house interested me as subject matter to paint, the windows, doorways, stairs, hallway, looking in , looking out. It was the most exciting time of my life. My life revolves around the home and family, and the environment around the home. I am tied to these subjects emotionally and spiritually. You may see an empty room but you sense the people that use that space. It is a lived in space. I also became aware of reflections. Instead of seeing through a glass I saw into it. Here reality became backward or distorted or reflected something outside my vision. It opened up a new way of seeing. Working with acrylic also changed the way I used color. My pallet became brighter and more subtle. I became aware of warm cool relationship and color as value and intensity.

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