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Bob Schlegel creates images that possess tension between the representational and the abstract. He paints in the studio and plein aire from preliminary sketches in charcoal, pencil and oil pastel and takes reference photographs as necessary. Drawing is the foundation for his work, he is tenacious with the sketch whether it be life-drawing session or in the field. Through line, contrast, texture, color and composition he explores form and shape where things in the natural world and things that are made by man collide.
Most recently Bob has been working on a series of assemblages resembling birds. The texture and gesture captivate his imagination.
You can see him on Oregon Art Beat BY CLICKING HERE