ARTISTS: Ed Paschke

 He Paschke

Ed Paschke “He” oil on linen, 50″ x 78″


“Paintings is all about problem solving. The bigger the problems you create yourself, the more resourceful you have to become to resolve it and make it work some how. If when you’re working on a painting and everything feels comfortable and cozy and secure and safe than you’re probably not doing anything new. You are probably repeating all sorts of old ideas. That frustrated, awkward feeling of not knowing how to solve the problematic area of your work will eventually force you to try something new and this sort of visual orchestration helps to pull you forward as an artist.”

-Ed Paschke (June 22, 1939 – November 25, 2004)


Ble Boy Paschke

Ed Paschke “Blue Boy” oil on linen 24″ x 36″


Strangulita Paschke

Ed Paschke “Strangulita” oil on linen 46″ x 80″


Paschke Bill

Ed Paschke “Bill” oil on canvas 70″ x 48″

9 thoughts on “ARTISTS: Ed Paschke

  1. I can’t decide if the model for the top painting is the mighty Earl Scruggs or the great Hank Williams. He is different, his stuff either jumps out at you or has a strange obscurity to it.

  2. “I wonder-did he use a traditional glazing technique? Or some other method?”
    I personally wouldn’t know. I have very little to no technical knowledge of art.

  3. A classic technique of painting would start off with a painting all drawn out in shades of white and gray, and then have many thin layers of transparent colors painted on to top of it, to build up the colors-that’s glazing. Seeing through all those transparent layers to the white underneath is one way to make a painting seem to glow.

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