Featured Artist: Sharon Schock!

Foothill Road, Sunset by Sharon Schock 9×12 Oil

Sharon Schock. Sharon’s website showcases her oil and gouache paintings and they are fabulous! Sharon has a great eye and a way with light – I love how she can simplify a scene leaving just the right amount of detail so that it remains interesting. The light in this painting is wonderful, especially as you head on down the road – beautiful!

See more of Sharon’s work via these links:

Website  | Instagram  |  Blog  | Commissions

Read a bit about Sharon, from her website:

I graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Westmont College in 2006, and continued my studies at the Denver Artists League. In 2010 my husband and I moved to Carpinteria where we are enjoying life with our two rambunctious children.
I feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful area with so many natural inspirations.  Tall palm trees contrasted against the sky, seaside cliffs, adorable bright buildings, and quaint little towns.  My goal is to isolate and build upon things that I find beautiful, things that others may have overlooked.

My Painting Process:

I paint using an alla prima technique, painting wet-on-wet usually in a single layer, and in a single sitting.  I really hate to stop working on a painting before I’m finished with it, so this approach suits me perfectly!
I start out with a pretty detailed pencil sketch on my chosen painting surface, then I add a thin oil wash, usually burnt sienna, just to give it some tone.  Then work from dark to light, or if the sky is very prominent I complete that area first, and then continue the dark to light approach to the rest of the painting.
I also work in a solvent free studio, something I highly recommend! You can read more about my solvent free method in this article.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

All images via SharonSchock.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

One thought on “Featured Artist: Sharon Schock!

  1. KD

    I found your website looking up this artist’s work. I do love her style and how she captures the nuance of place–an area I once knew like the back of my hand. It’s especially meaningful because I grew up in California so it evokes those bittersweet memories of living by the sea.


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