First Love, Ed Paschke aka Mr. Chicago

Bocca Rouge, 20 x 24 inches, oil on linen, 2000

I remember it like it was yesterday. College. First oil painting class. First ‘independent project.’ The assignment, create a painting using only a select number of colors, any subject we wanted. The first thing I did was do some research. I’ve always loved masks and knew I wanted to do something related.

I completed my piece, showed it in class and the instructor asked me how I created certain areas of the painting, I stated that I “used a rag to rub away paint, to soften and highlight some areas” At the end of class he mentioned an artist that he felt I would really like and could help me develop my style.

That artist was Ed Paschke. The instructor showed me a book of his works and I was forever smitten. I find his work to be full of emotion. The vibrancy of the colors, the attention to detail, and inclusion of texture just speaks volumes about the fellow Chicagoan. Though he has since passed, his mark has forever been left on this city and the hearts of thousands.

Check out his site for more.

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