"Custom" by Beth Bathe

“Custom”

24  x 36 in

Oil on panel

$2400

Available from the artist

Beth’s representational paintings have been described by art critics as “evoking nostalgia, like that of an old sepia toned photograph, often with just touches of color.”

From Maine to Washington, Beth crisscrosses the country, painting primarily en plein air and participating in high-profile juried and invitation competitions. In 2017 she was a juried artist in 10 competitions, including Plein Air Easton, MD; Door County, WI; and Cape Ann, MA.  Among the 2017 awards Beth’s paintings received is Best Quickdraw, Fingerlakes NY. She also received five honorable mentions. When not at home in Lancaster, PA, Beth will again in 2018 often be found on the road.

Beth is a featured artist in the upcoming February/March issue of PleinAir magazine. A Virginia Commonwealth University graduate. Beth is highly influenced by American Regionalist painter Andrew Wyeth. She refers to much of her subject matter as “the vanishing landscape.” The paintings depict the beauty of a time gone by in buildings, barns and old towns.

The medium she works with in is deceptive to many viewers who often believe it is watercolor.  Beth describes it as “somewhat both.” She works with Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors in a limited tonalist palette, using both brushes and unconventional tools, such as squeegees and cotton.

Painting primarily on location allows Beth to catch her subject at a specific time, ideally when the light and shadows play on the surface creating drama and emotion.

“It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment,” said Andrew Wyeth.

Beth teaches classes and leads workshops at her studio, Short Dog Studio, in Ephrata, PA, where she shares her space with her photographer partner and three Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs.  She is currently represented by Brazier Gallery in Richmond, VA; Charles Fine Art Gallery, Gloucester, MA; and Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD. She will be holding several workshops this year, near home and in Charleston, SC; Richmond, VA; Solomons Island, MD; and Rockport, MA.

To view more of Beth’s artwork and workshop schedule, visit www.bethbathe.com. The painting Custom may be found at http://bethbathe.com/collections/93720.

You can also follow Beth on Facebook.

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