revitalizing the historic techniques of egg tempera
Featured Artist Patrick Doughman
Trifocals - Portrait of the Artist, 24â€ťx 18â€ť, 4-color linocut print, by Patrick Doughman
ďżĽFinding and exploring new and unique ways to express his ideas have always been important to him. His work is constantly evolving. His Art emphasizes, not only the relationship of figures in the composition, but also painting technique and application of color. His ďżĽďżĽinterest in revitalizing the historic techniques of egg tempera have made up the bulk of his work in recent years. Doughman is a skilled printmaker, focusing on relief cuts. He was privileged to earn his MFA at UW- Madison in the 80â€™s and trained under the guidance of accomplished Wisconsin printmakers Warrington Colescott, Bill Weege, Fran Myers and Raymond Gloeckler.
ďżĽThe â€śline makingâ€ť quality of printmaking carries over into Doughmanâ€™s painting technique. â€śI paint very much like I would print; separating colors, like plates or blocks, overlaying them, one color at a time, and letting the eye blend them together to create new colors and textures.â€ť
Doughmanâ€™s work is largely narrative. The figures in his compositions draw in the viewer to ask questions such as: â€śWhat just happened?; â€śWill this be resolved?â€ť or possibly â€śWhere do they go from here?â€ť
ďżĽďżĽHe believes that there should be an internal relationship between making a piece of art and the artist. It is important however, that the work draws in the viewer to complete this visual process. In his view, â€śImages need to emotionally engage both maker and viewer.â€ť You can see more of his work online at: www. patrickdoughman.com.
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