“Triad Magic” Exhibit

On First Friday, April 5 and throughout the month, The Artists’ Gallery will feature new and exciting work by Barbara Zuehlke. After having worked in a variety of two-dimensional mediums, Barbara now works primarily in watercolor. As a triad painter, she works in three pigments: red, blue and yellow.

“Taking Off,” by Barbara Zuehlke

Barbara’s favorite triads are the primary triad (Winsor red, Winsor blue, red shade and Winsor yellow,) the delicate triad (permanent rose, cobalt blue, and Winsor lemon) and the autumn triad (brown madder, indigo, and quinacridone gold). All of the colors in each painting are mixed from the three pigments. Historic oil painters painted in this manner. With oil as a medium, one adds white as well. It gives a cohesiveness to the work and is an exciting and fun way to paint.

Barbara’s show, “Triad Magic,” is a collection of local images we enjoy, created totally by triads. It is the artist’s love of the marshland, the waterfowl, the turtles, and the water – the Eastern Shore we all love.

An award-winning artist, Barbara grew up in Grosse Point, Michigan. She has been a resident of Talbot County since 1982. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a BFA in graphics and painting, she did commercial studio design work for the J.L. Hudson Co. in Detroit, Michigan. She also did display design work for John Wanamaker’s downtown Philadelphia store.

After moving to the Eastern Shore, she became active in the art community as a member and officer of the Working Artists Forum in Easton where she is a past president. Barbara is a partner of The Artists’ Gallery in Chestertown, a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and teaches intermediate watercolor at the Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge.

The Artists’ Gallery invites the public to their opening reception for Barbara from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on First Friday, April 5 for light refreshments and to meet the artist. Barbara’s paintings will be featured in The Artists’ Gallery throughout the month of April. The Artists’ Gallery is located at 239 High Street in Chestertown and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information about The Artists’ Gallery, visit www.theartistsgalleryctown.com or call the gallery at 410-778-2425.

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