William Pavelsek

Original Paintings

Living in Wisconsin his entire life, William, (Bill) Pavelsek was born in 1951 in Columbus, grew up in Portage and now lives in Madison.  Painting has always been natural to Bill, he has been painting since childhood.  In 1976 he received a B.S. in Art from the UW-Madison.  For 16 years he worked as a photo retoucher/restorer.  The work went hand-in-hand with painting.  It included such things as reproducing photographs and negatives as well as restoration of existing photographs, matting and framing .

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Vilas Park Skaters
Vilas Park Skaters

Oil on Canvas framed Img. 14x11

Tripp Commons Temin Path
Tripp Commons Temin Path

Oil on Canvas framed 8x10

Capital View-Lake Mendota
Capital View-Lake Mendota

Oil on Board, 11x5, 14x8 Frmd

Temin Park Dec  12x9
Temin Park Dec 12x9

Oil on panel

Trip Hall Temin Path 2016
Trip Hall Temin Path 2016

Oil on Panel 8x10

Winter-Temin Path Shoreline
Winter-Temin Path Shoreline

Looking East Oil on Canvas 28x16 frmd

Start of Howard Temin Path
Start of Howard Temin Path

From Liminology Building Oil on Panel

Brittingham Park- Nov
Brittingham Park- Nov

Framed Oil 15x12

Maple Tree- Brittingham Park
Maple Tree- Brittingham Park

Framed Oil 17x14

“I have consistently painted and drawn since high school.  I am inclined to follow an Impressionist idiom.  Ideally this means one session of painting, sometimes a couple.  Drawing and painting at the same time drawing not with a pencil but with the brush, with the color.  It’s a fast execution, rapid.”“I always work plein-aire which offers a good challenge and reward. The challenge is in actually excepting the work; transporting your equipment, having the right equipment with you, being in the elements, dealing with the wind, the cold, the bugs. The reward is when you capture it. You feel as if you’ve done something. You’re tired, but it’s a good kin of tired. Its nice to work outside, things can happen around you. You can take it in through your skin. You commune a little bit with nature. There’s a communal aspect to it.”       

 

“I paint what’s around me, the vernacular, the everyday.  working outdoors keeps my painting genuine.  I feel committed to a sort of realism, if abstracted a bit.  I aim to produce something authentic, I try for that.  Because if you’re looking hard enough and trying hard enough you’re getting truth.  I’m interested in that moment of truth, that moment of time.”