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I create representational oil paintings using the alla prima technique. With alla prima painting, a work is completed while the paint is still wet. Using this wet-on-wet technique, I often employ thin, transparent washes along with impasto texture which add depth and interest to my paintings. The time limitation of this technique motivates an energetic pace to my work and helps to keep my inspiration fresh. I prefer to paint from life and am inspired by the effects of light and shadow in the world around me. Black paint is not part of my palette. I use color mixes and complements for shadows and lowering color intensity. My limited color palette offers a virtually infinite color range and helps me to organically achieve color harmony. I enjoy exploring the new inspirations I find each day.
Pamela Blaies works with oils to create representational art. She discovered her passion for painting soon after starting a family. Her small children were sad about their recent move, so to lift their spirits she began to create murals on their bedroom walls. She found herself anticipating each morning filled with painting. Compelled to explore this newly discovered part of her, she began to experiment with painting on canvas. These first steps were just the beginning of her lifelong commitment to the pursuit of painting. She works "alla prima" style, finishing each piece while the paint is still wet.
Her studio is her favorite place to paint and display her newest works of art. Her paintings can be found in private collections, galleries and exhibitions throughout Texas and beyond. Pamela is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Artists of Texas and Professional Artists in North Texas. She has had the opportunity to study with talented and accomplished artists and has also discovered that self-study and experimentation work well for her as she continuously strives to grow as an artist. Through dedication, study and hard work, she pursues her art with enthusiasm. While nurturing her passion for painting, she has learned to feel, see and connect on a deeper level.
She’s a native Texan. She was born in Irving, raised in the Houston area and attended high school in Georgetown. After graduating from Baylor University, earning a degree in Business Administration, she was ready to spread her wings and experience more. She skipped the graduation ceremony to catch the first flight to Europe to continue the fashion modeling career she enjoyed for over a decade. She is working toward becoming fluent in Spanish and loves to travel, but home is where her heart is - Texas. She now lives with her husband of 16 years and their 3 children in Colleyville, Texas, located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.