May 5, 2014
April 27, 2013
Oklahoma artist, RT Mannschreck, or “Becky” as her friends and acquaintances call her, is a relatively new artist even though she has been a part of the art profession for most of her life. For her growing up meant being measured next to the easel of her late mother Katy Kay Bonner, a favorite Oklahoma artist.
Her mother’s influence can definitely be seen in her technique as well as her choice of pallet colors. The technique is alla prima using a fan brush to block in the composition and apply transparent colors. She then switches to a pallet knife which she uses predominantly to complete the painting by adding opaque colors and blending them with the previous wash to make the subtle petals and smooth backgrounds. Her oil paintings range in size from 5 x 7′s to 30 x 40′s.
May 5, 2014
April 25, 2013
Ty Kelly was born 1971 in Casper, WY and moved to Oklahoma City, OK in 1994. He has been painting since the early age of eleven but only became concerned about making it into a career once in Oklahoma. Soon after he began studying art from the renowned Russian artist, Igor Koutsenko, who influences many of the images throughout Ty’s art. You have to know the rules before you break them, and this is where Ty learned them.
Today Ty’s style is a mixture of whimsical fantasy and skewed perceptions. He has a wide range of mediums that he has worked with, such as oils, watercolor, pastels and pencils to name a few. Ty now is concentrating his work to be created in pastels. He currently resides in Oklahoma City, were he conceptualizes and produces his whimsical body of art. Ty has done numerous commissions for private collectors, and currently exhibits his art throughout the United States.