Still-Life, Figurative, & Landscape Painting
Patricia Rohrbacher- All of my work, whatever the subject, indulges my fascination between light and dark. I love the mystery and the intrigue of shadow and the drama of form.
I lightly sketch a size and placement drawing on my canvas to work out compositional issues. I then paint directly (“alla prima”) I try to use rich color, translucent shadows and the brilliant building of lights
to convey my thoughts.
My material is gathered either from the live model painted in a north light studio or from plein aire sketches done from my trips to Italy or France during the year.