Photograph of Artist JOHN SCHWEITZER
JOHN SCHWEITZER
Asheville, North Carolina - United States



Original Artworks (13)

John Schweitzer; Isadora, 2011, Original Drawing Pencil, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241         Colored pencil on Canson Paper                         ...
John Schweitzer
Original Pencil Drawing, 2011
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Cat Portrait Of PUMPKIN, 2011, Original Drawing Pencil, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241        Colored pencil on Canson Paper                        ...
John Schweitzer
Original Pencil Drawing, 2011
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Dog Portrait  SHILO, 2011, Original Drawing Pencil, 11 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241       Colored pencil on raffine Paper                       ...
John Schweitzer
Original Pencil Drawing, 2011
11 x 9 inches (27.9 x 22.9 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Dog Portrait MIKEY, 2011, Original Drawing Pencil, 10 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241      Colored pencil on raffine Paper                      ...
John Schweitzer
Original Pencil Drawing, 2011
10 x 11 inches (25.4 x 27.9 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Dog Portrait Commission PUCK, 2011, Original Pastel, 10 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241      Pastel on Strathmore Paper                      ...
John Schweitzer
Original Pastel, 2011
10 x 11 inches (25.4 x 27.9 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Shilo, 2011, Original Pastel, 10 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241     Pastel on Strathmore Paper                     ...
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Original Pastel, 2011
10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Ellen Terry, 2011, Original Pastel, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241    Pastel on Raffine Paper                    ...
John Schweitzer
Original Pastel, 2011
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Carrie, 2011, Original Pastel, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241   Pastel on Raffine Paper                   ...
John Schweitzer
Original Pastel, 2011
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Nick, 2011, Original Drawing Charcoal, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241   Charcoal on Raffine Paper                 ...
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Original Charcoal Drawing, 2011
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Carl, 2011, Original Drawing Charcoal, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  Charcoal on Raffine Paper                ...
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Original Charcoal Drawing, 2011
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Emma, 2011, Original Drawing Other, 10 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Pastel on Raffine Paper               ...
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Original Other Drawing, 2011
10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Gwen By J H Schweitzer, 2011, Original Drawing Pencil, 10 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241     Pencil on Raffine Paper              ...
John Schweitzer
Original Pencil Drawing, 2011
10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
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John Schweitzer; Dutch Landscape, 2010, Original Painting Acrylic, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241   Acrylic on Canvas Panel              ...
John Schweitzer
Original Acrylic Painting, 2010
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Artist Statement

In my work I try to portray the romantic as well as the asthetic.Most of my work is figurative and representational.Using texture ,color and delicate variations of shading I hope to capture the essential aspects of my subject. I was educated in New York at the Art Student's Leauge and The New York Academy.I also attended The Pennsyvania Academy.Acedemic and classical realism has always been my greatest sourse of inspiration. The primary medium I work in is colored pencil.It allows me to explore subtle textures and shades of color.I often work from digital photography as my starting point.I am never without my Sony Sure shot 5.0.Often times when I am out for a local drive or RV-ing cross country,I'm clicing away to get a large reference file.When I'm back home in the studio I work out my composition on the computer.After I've worked out a pleasing composition I transfer a line drawing onto Mi-Tientes acid free pastel paper.I prefer working on the warm gray tones.Later I render a grisaille under drawing or titanium white and dark gray. Prismacolor is my colored pencil of choice.I like their range of color and saturation ability.After the compleation of the under drawing;I begin laying on the color from light to dark.I blend colors using a Colorless wax pencil or turpenoid on a Q-Tip.I finish ...