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Michael Ressler

We often need a change from our routine day-to-day environment. In my landscapes I strive to create a visual escape capturing a moment of dramatic sunlight on a peaceful vista, providing my collectors a renewed memory of enjoying our great outdoors.

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   ARTIST STATEMENT   

A brief moment of light and color can unveil the beauty of our common, overlooked outdoor surroundings. These scenes challenge and inspire me to create impressionistic paintings where I strive to create a visual escape, capturing the subtleties of colors on an overcast day or the dramatic sunlight on a peaceful vista. Through my paintings I provide my collectors a renewed memory of enjoying our great outdoors.

I paint in a loose and expressive painting style using both brush and painting knife working with a limited palette of only 6 colors, often finishing the painting in five or less short painting sessions. When painting I start with a charcoal outline of basic design, then sketch in a monochromatic underpainting. Once dry, I then block in the basic colors focusing on the values and color intensities for the desired effect. I then complete the painting with multiple iterations of refinement in detail and color. I typically paint in my home studio working from my sketches and digital photos of local parks or countryside. On nice days I prefer working in Plein Air where I get to enjoy the weather and feel the immediacy and rush to complete the painting on site.

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I grew up in...

Lancaster, PA

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My favorite book is...

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

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The last show I binge watched was...

Seinfield

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My favorite gift I ever received was...

My first bicycle

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My favorite meal is...

Rigatoni with Crab in a Rosa Sauce

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BIO

Michael Ressler is a Montgomery County, PA artist that paints impressionistic landscapes in oil and acrylic using both brush and painting knife working with a limited palette of 6 colors. In his paintings, Michael attempts to portray the beauty of our common, overlooked surroundings. He strives to create a visual escape, capturing a moment of dramatic sunlight on a peaceful vista to provide his collectors a renewed memory of enjoying our great outdoors. Michael received his B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University and has continued his learning through local workshops and art books.

Michael Ressler

GALLERY

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We Are Our Own Garden

285

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Colorful Couple

265

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A Faraway Haven #1

195

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Beach Sitting

125

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Hearing my Heart Beat

210

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Blackeyed Susan

125

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"St Bonaventure Aspen"

300

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Zulu. Zulu likes to learn about food, facts and language.

290

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After an Autumn Rainfall.

435

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Levitate

220

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storm

125

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An Old Friend

145

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Summer's Zinnias

275

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Red Fox Portrait

250

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Just a Bit Further

175

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Enjoy Chanel

275

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Polar Bliss

295

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'It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas'

175

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Still Life With Pink Lily and Tomatoes

295

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Leo the Lion

200

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Having a Ball

300

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Waltzing Matildas

385

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Seeking to Hide

235

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Enchanted

225

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TRUST: The Feelings Are Mutual

135