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Gary Stretar
Gary Stretar
 
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My education in art has been a life-long endeavor. Most of my learning in technique and form came from a few good instructors and a lot of personal observation and experimentation. My first commission was in 1982, an architectural piece and I have continued to work in architectural forms as well as figure studies, and, most recently, landscapes.

I have been greatly influenced by British watercolor masters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Layering washes as they did and adding white as a base, or gouache, allows for more depth and range of color and contrast than pieces done in only translucent washes. The integrity of the subjects in my work depends on the strict execution of detail and subtle variations in color and shadow achieved by these methods.

When painting in oil, I paint a sky and body or underlayment first and in some cases allow this to dry before painting color, highlight, and detail. The type of bristle and shape of the brushes used, as well as the amount of pressure applied is key in my technique. As with watercolor subtle handling of the medium defines this style.

While most of my work involves landscapes, I also have work in themes such as early maps, sports scenes, and architecture. These pieces are not only intended to be a colorful or tasteful compliment to one’s décor, but also art that tells an important story that can be shared.

Yours in Art and History, Gary M. Stretar


Map of American Settlement
Map of American Settlement

Dimensions: 24" x 36"
Type: Print from Original Watercolor. Edition size 500
GS-MAPAmericaPrice: $75.00
Baseball - Boys
Baseball - Boys

Dimensions: Print Size 11" x 17"
Type: Limited Edition Print (200) Signed & Numbered by Gary Stretar
BBBY106GS-LPrice: $40.00
Baseball - Men
Baseball - Men

Dimensions: Print Size 11" x 17"
Type: Limited Edition Print (200) Signed & Numbered by Gary Stretar
BBBM105GS-LPrice: $40.00
The Men of Autumn
The Men of Autumn

Dimensions: Print Size 13-1/2" x 23"
Type: Limited Edition Print (275) Signed & Numbered by Gary Stretar
FBMA107GS-LPrice: $40.00
Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson

Dimensions: Print Size 16-1/2" x 22"
Type: Limited Edition Print (490) Signed & Numbered by Gary Stretar
GFBN101GS-LPrice: $50.00
Meeting on the Mound
Meeting on the Mound

Dimensions: Print Size 11" x 14-1/2"
Type: Limited Edition Print (550) Signed & Numbered by Gary Stretar
BBMM102GS-LPrice: $40.00
Baseball
Baseball

Dimensions: Print Size 14-1/2" x 21-1/2"
Type: Limited Edition Print (550) Signed & Numbered by Gary Stretar
BBBB103GS-LPrice: $60.00
Golden Age of American Sport
Golden Age of American Sport

Dimensions: Print Size 10-1/2" x 15-1/2"
Type: Limited Edition Print (550) Signed & Numbered by Gary Stretar
ZZGA104GS-LPrice: $40.00




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