Gail Sauter

by Sarah Judson September 19, 2011

We enjoyed talking recently with contemporary Impressionist Gail Sauter, who lives in Kittery, Maine. Here is a description of her process from an interview: "Most of my paintings are begun on location, but my 'sketching' is done by looking at my subject. This can take as long as 45 minutes of direct observation before I begin to paint. I feel that this can be the most crucial time of the whole painting process. The longer I look before beginning to paint, the clearer the idea for my painting becomes. Although they are small (generally 10x10), my field pieces are fully realized paintings and not quick studies. From those smaller paintings, larger works are created in the studio, oftentimes bearing only a slight resemblance to the original 'seed' idea." Her blog is actually a dialogue with history, as she explores the works of past masters using her own brush and paint. Topics also include techniques, "chats," "ponderisms" and a wealth of quotes.



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