welcome to andrew duclos fine arts
As a painter, I am on a journey of discovery; at the easel, often reduced to trial and error, yet enhanced by experience and continuing education. I often begin my painting process with a plein air study, a small oil sketch painted on location to gather basic information regarding accurate color, values and mood. I also take reference photos to provide needed details and accurate proportions to further support this information. I usually follow this process with further thumbnail sketches in pencil or pen and more small oil studies to determine the strongest composition and palette. At this point I am ready to start a larger studio painting.
It is my desire to share with the viewer the feeling of being there; of the excitement, anticipation, or relaxed meditative mood of the scene. Sharing a thought, a mood, an understanding of a place that would not allow me to pass it by. I consider myself a realist only in the sense that I want to share the feeling of reality and not simply a photocopy of that reality. The goal is always to create a visual language that is both concise and effective and in the end, that engages the viewer and allows them to become a part of the experience. My greatest satisfaction is to hear a viewer express their desire to step into the painting and be there. Then I know my work was a success.
current exhibits and activities
Showcase of Art
3 - person show
Gallery 7, 7 Feathers Casino
July 3 - Sept 28, 2015
Umpqua Valley Arts Association Members' Show
UVAA, Roseburg, OR
July 17 - September 11, 2015