Paintings by Linda Chalberg:
Linda’s art journey began in 1997 with an on location workshop in Colorado. This began Part II of her life after teaching for a few years and then raising her two sons. She was very active volunteering in the Boerne community, schools and her church. That first instructor was Master Teacher, Jane E. Jones, of Dallas. Jane became her mentor and provided crucial instruction in Principles and Elements of design. She also opened the door to painting around the United States, Mexico, France and beyond. Many other nationally known instructors fleshed out lessons learned with Jane. On her first trip to Italy, Linda studied with another influential mentor, Charlotte Britton of California. Art has allowed Linda to see the world with new eyes and has brought rich friendships into her life. A sketchbook always travels with her now and provides the resources for most all her paintings
Linda is a founding member of the Carriage House Gallery of Artists. As an active participant in Boerne Professional Artists, she has held offices and exhibits in twice yearly shows. She has been juried into many regional and national exhibits, garnering several awards. Texas Watercolor Society bestowed signature membership status upon her in 2005. She was commissioned to create a painting for the Boerne Festival of Art and Music poster in 2008. Through the Carriage House Gallery her paintings have found homes locally, nationally and internationally.
Shapes and colors are the signature elements of the watercolors of Linda Chalberg. Landscapes and flowers are composed of simplified shapes that fit together like pieces of stained glass, mosaics or quilts. Enhanced colors seem to glow as light passes through layers of transparent watercolor and bounces back off the white of the paper. With sketchbook in hand, the composition begins on location, en plein air, and concludes in the studio. Her work and enthusiasm often bring a smile to viewers. Visit with Linda as she shares her sketchbook/journals, her process and her paintings. Be inspired to see the world in a different way.
Originals, as well as, notecards and quality giclee prints are available at the Carriage House Gallery.
“Painting en plein air is wonderful, frustrating, transforming, challenging, and enriching. Soaking up the sights, sounds, and smells, feeling the heat of the sun or the blast of a cold wind, holding a paintbrush in one hand while grabbing a bite of local food with the other, all combine to help me capture what I feel about the subject. Bugs in my paint? They just add texture!”