flame painting

Flame-painted copper will be on display throughout March at the Pacific Artists’ Co-op Gallery in Lincoln City in an exhibit from featured artist Eric Paukstaitis.

Paukstaitis is best known for his hand-painted engraved wooden panels, a technique that he pioneered after retiring to Otter Rock a few years ago.

This latest exhibit is a marked departure from his previous works. Flame-painting is a technique whereby copper is heated with a torch to oxidize the metal and bring out its natural colors. Through control of the temperature, the rate of cooling and other factors Paukstaitis has created a series of impressionistic pieces capturing the essence of the coastal environment.

Paukstaitis continues to explore the creative possibilities of flame-painting as well as continuing his work with engraved panels, with the possibility of combining the processes in preparation for the gallery re-hang at the beginning of April.

These unique pieces, along with the work of more than 30 other local artists, can be seen at the Pacific Artists’ Co-op Gallery from 10 am to 5 pm daily at 620 NE Hwy. 101.

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