Chasing Shadows

$1,850.00

12 X 9
18.25 X 15.25 Framed
Oil on Linen

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In February of 2002, Dustin Van Wechel left a successful 8-year career in the advertising industry to pursue his life-long passion, fine art, full-time.

Since then, Dustin has earned numerous distinctions including the 2018 ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the 2018 Buffalo Bill Show, the 2015 ‘Bob Kuhn Award for Wildlife’ at the Masters of the American West Show, the ‘2015 Premier Platinum Award’ at the Buffalo Bill Show, the ‘Wildlife Award’ and ‘Teton Lodge Company Award’ at the 2006 Arts for the Parks competition. He’s also been featured in several leading art publications such as Art of the West, Western Art Collector Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and Drawing Magazine. His work has been exhibited all throughout the U.S., in one-man shows, major art exhibitions and museums including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Autry Museum of the American West, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Booth Museum and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

In a recent article in Western Art Collector, Van Wechel says, “Painting wildlife provides a well of opportunity to communicate not only my personal experiences and perceptions of my subjects but also provides a window into understanding what moves me as an artist and who I am as a person.” He adds, “I choose to paint wildlife because this is what gets me most excited about painting. I find inspiration everywhere, but it’s in wildlife and landscapes where I am most driven to paint.”

He and his wife, Yvonne, currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.

Dustin Van Wechel Painting, Oil on Linen 12 X 9 (Interest categories: Oil on Linen, Landscape, Snow, Painting, Wildlife Art, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Dustin Van Wechel Artist)

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Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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