Artist at Work

Working primarily in watercolor and egg tempera, Douglas Racich’s skills and techniques have evolved over many years. With paintings in public and private collections, Racich’s artwork has appeared regionally and nationally in numerous juried, group, and solo shows.

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Colour: The Professional’s Guide: Understanding and Mastering Colour in Art and Design

Racich’s artwork was included in the published book on mastering colour and design by author, Karen Triedman. Triedman is a designer and educator in the field of colour design and visual merchandising. She has taught a variety of classes including theory, psychology, trends and colour consulting for Rhode Island School of Design. In the chapter on pigments and dyes, Racich’s works and techniques using egg tempera appear with other notable artists, Johannes Vermeer and Edgar Degas.

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DAM Northern Lights

Northern Lights, a show in Detroit, MI, included his work in an exhibition of Northern Michigan artists.

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As a finalist in the National Park Academy of the Art’s Arts For The Parks Competition, his painting Lifesaver, featuring an image from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was included in the show’s year long, nationwide tour.

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Racich’s works have appeared in books, articles and on magazine covers.

American Artist magazine articleEgg Tempera

American Artist magazine published an article on Racich’s egg tempera paintings. A technique using dry pigments, egg yolk and water, egg tempera dates back before the use of oils. It is an extremely tedious form of artwork requiring small brushstrokes of paint, each hand mixed, applied repeatedly layer after layer until the desired effect is achieved.

Fine Art Reproductions

Today’s printmaking technology allows artists to create fine art reproductions of original artwork using digital imaging. Framed and matted reproductions of Racich’s original watercolor and egg tempera artwork are available.