Masterful use of natural pigments along with a passion for oil painting techniques of the past have made Margret one of the most prestigious oil painting artists of today. Her magical canvases are sought by collectors and museums alike and she is the recipient of four coveted Salmagundi Club Awards, the Grumbacher Gold Medallion, and many other national honors. Margret specializes in still life and floral oil paintings and her work is exhibited throughout the United States, England, Australia and Russia.
Margret E Short, Oil Painter
New pigment project at Bronze Coast Gallery – Indigenous Naturals: Earth and Mineral Pigments Found in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Five new paintings featuring natural pigments found in Oregon such as, azurite, cinnabar, terre verde, and other magical colors. Exhibit ongoing.
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Gicleé (pronounced zhee-clay) is a process that is pushing the leading edge of art print making today. The French word gicleé means, literally, to spray or spurt of liquid or ink. The giclee printmaking technique has gained the reputation as one of the greatest advancements in the artist print industry. We use only the finest archival inks and papers available.
MARGRET’S LATEST PROJECT!
Indigenous Naturals: Earth and Mineral Pigments Found in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
During this newest pigment project, there were surprise twists and discoveries with 1942 US Military Government connections…
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Ever wonder about the tricks the masters used to compose their paintings? Of course, there are many tricks such as color intensity, perspective, size, placement, and so forth, but one that most people don’t know about is repoussoir. This centuries-old method creates drama and engages the viewer. Many of the masters such as Chardin, Vermeer, [read more]
Camouflage Pigments Like You’ve Never Seen Before As promised, the final piece in the Indigenous Naturals Pigment Project, is revealed: Camouflage Modello, Oil on Linen 6×8. The previously-mentioned twist is disclosed and oh my – is it an interesting twist! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that researching historical pigments would have a military connection, [read more]
Pigment Project Unveiling – Five New Paintings One of the most exciting aspects of doing an historical pigment project is the unexpected discovery and this one is has been over the top fun! Initially, my plan was to investigate the location and type of pigments found in deposits and mines around Oregon. Right away, I [read more]