Color is a passion. I love the interplay of colors, one against the other. In both my craft painting and my fine art canvases I paint for color and contrasts.
Art has been a lifelong passion. I began to paint wooden birdhouses seriously in early 60’s with Pennsylvania Dutch designs. Over the years I have become influenced by other styles including “quilt” designs, floral designs and recently Panamanian molas. I also paint on canvas.
I won a national contest sponsored by DecoArt, a craft supply paint and accessory company, for a “Crazy Quilt” birdhouse design. This birdhouse was a national finalist, one of three, voted on by a national audience.
Much time and research goes into the designs of each item - birdhouses, boxes, trays, plates and canvases. I paint on wood items primarily but have also enjoyed working on bisque and metal surfaces.
I have painted a variety of birdhouses, small boxes, plates and figurines. They are wonderful home decor accessories, all original and one of a kind, hand painted items. Currently my items are shown on my ETSY store at KrugsStudio.etsy.com.
Decorative painting led to painting in oils. I paint in a mixed media format of an acrylic base, or under painting, with oils over this base for a richer, more dimensional painting. More recently I began painting entirely in acrylic paints. I paint with my own form of impressionism tempered by my impression of the subject.
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