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.