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Janice Freischlag’s passion is to bring life to her art with color, style and textures that stimulate all the senses. The artist, who works in a variety of media, will be featured in March at the Sutter Creek Gallery.
Freischlag began with German folk art painting while living for five years in Germany. After returning to the U.S. she broadened her painting skills. As she became more proficient, she started getting commissions to paint pets and other subjects. When painting portraits, Freischlag prefers oils because of the slower drying time.
“When I need vibrant, electric colors, I use gouache as a medium.” Landscapes and seascapes are often created in acrylics. She generally paints from photographs because of the convenience and ability to edit the content. The artist continuously challenges herself to find more difficult subjects to capture on canvas.
“After I’ve finished a particularly complex painting, the feeling of accomplishment can be so encouraging. I look at some of the work I’ve painted over the last 27 years and I’m amazed at what I’ve achieved.”