September 25, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist Doug Stuckle | Artsy Shark

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Oil painter Doug Stuckle captures the altering face of nature and the panorama. Get pleasure from his portfolio, and go to his website to see extra of his compelling work.


Painting of a rodeo bull

“Rodeo Bull” oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″


After I was younger, I spent a lot time roaming the fields and pastures within the Midwest the place I lived. Typically I discovered arrowheads and stone hammers and different artifacts. They have been left by individuals who lived there beforehand.


Painting of a woman and horse on the plains

“Lady of the Plains” oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″


I at all times puzzled about who left them and once they have been there. Perhaps 100 years in the past, or maybe 1000’s of years in the past; I had no approach of understanding.


Oil painting of two crows on a branch

“Secrets and techniques” oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″


I’m nonetheless intrigued by folks and locations, each previous and current. I’ve painted many work depicting not solely rural areas, but in addition city areas, small cities and the folks and animals that reside there.


Painting of a barn on the prairie

“Prairie Barn” oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″


Every part is continually altering, together with the panorama. In twenty years, the world might be fully totally different than it’s proper now.


Oil painting of a mule by Doug Stuckle

“Medora Mule” oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″


I paint with oil in my residence studio, largely from pictures that I’ve taken on this space or in my travels. I take advantage of portray knives for many of my portray as a result of I just like the management and flexibility. Typically I take advantage of brushes, however I rapidly revert again to knives as a result of they appear to lend themselves fairly nicely to the way in which I paint.


Oil painting of crows

“Three Crows” oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″


For inspiration, I take heed to music. I can’t take heed to good music with out getting impressed to color, or do something, for that matter. I’d take heed to music all day and all night time if I may. Some folks have informed me they’d simply as quickly have it quiet. I suppose that’s okay for them, nevertheless it’s an idea I can’t actually perceive. To me, music is like coloration. You can paint simply in grey tones, and I’ve, however coloration is so significantly better and it’s higher but with music!


Rural Midwest landscape by Doug Stuckle

“Wild Locations” oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″


I’ve performed many alternative issues in my life, from farming to manufacturing unit work and from constructing and street building to equipment and gear salesman and even musician. I’ve usually loved every little thing I’ve performed.


Oil painting of a crow

“Crow” oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″


Nevertheless, should you would ask me now what my favourite workday could be, I must say that being in my studio with a portray brush or knife in my hand and my favourite tunes blaring away with a favourite beverage close by could be exhausting to beat! I adore it and hope to do it for so long as I can decide up a paint brush. Hopefully others will get inspiration from my work and really feel the identical ardour!


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