Tracy Klinesteker
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Tracy Klinesteker

“Standing in the cold with a seismically red autumn leaf; its color hitting our senses like a blow from a stun gun. We stand with a huge grin, too paralyzed by the intricately veined gaudiness of the leaf to move.”
Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses

I have always reacted very strongly to color. As my favorite author Diane Ackerman describes above, I am sometimes too stunned to move. I paint with soft pastels because of my love for pure color. Pastel sticks are pure pigment with binder added to keep them together. The lesser the binder, the purer the pigment, the softer the pastel. Soft pastels blend beautifully and create lovely, painterly brushstrokes. I use hard pastels and pencils for straight edges and fine details.

I layer color over color to create blends. I work with sticks, pencils, and rubber smudgers. With pastels, I can make wonderful marks to create texture and depth. Although I tend to favor detail in my paintings, the freedom of loosening up allows me to experiment with a variety of styles. Occasionally, I begin with a watercolor underpainting which adds a glowing, atmospheric effect. My subjects are eclectic. If a scene strikes me, I’ll capture it. I find the challenge exhilarating. Overall, my paintings are about celebrating the color I find in the world around me, while having as much fun as I can have.



Tracy Klinesteker - Winter Mosaic Pastel on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Winter Mosaic, 2022
Pastel on Paper
15" x 18"
$800


Winter Mosaic, 2022
Pastel on Paper
15" x 18"
$800
Tracy Klinesteker - Shipwreck Rocks Pastels & Pencils on Panel, Paintings View on a wall Shipwreck Rocks, 2019
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
16" x 19"
$900


Shipwreck Rocks, 2019
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
16" x 19"
$900
Tracy Klinesteker - Spring Leaf Pastels & Pencils on Panel, Paintings View on a wall Spring Leaf, 2020
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
26.5" x 20.5"
$3900


Spring Leaf, 2020
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
26.5" x 20.5"
$3900
Tracy Klinesteker - Nestled Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Nestled, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
14.5" x 17.5"
$400


Nestled, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
14.5" x 17.5"
$400
Tracy Klinesteker - Plate with Avocado & Blood Oranges Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Plate with Avocado & Blood Oranges, 2018
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
15" x 17.5"
$650


Plate with Avocado & Blood Oranges, 2018
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
15" x 17.5"
$650
Tracy Klinesteker - Mattei's Porch Pastels & Pencils on Panel, Paintings View on a wall Mattei's Porch, 2022
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
19" x 16"
$1050


Mattei's Porch, 2022
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
19" x 16"
$1050
Tracy Klinesteker - Locks of Love Pastels & Pencils on Panel, Paintings View on a wall Locks of Love, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
27.5" x 21.5"
$5200


Locks of Love, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
27.5" x 21.5"
$5200
Tracy Klinesteker - November Morn First Snow Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall November Morn First Snow, 2020
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
16" x 22.5"
$900


November Morn First Snow, 2020
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
16" x 22.5"
$900
Tracy Klinesteker - November Sky Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall November Sky, 2018
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
19" x 16"
$250


November Sky, 2018
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
19" x 16"
$250
Tracy Klinesteker - The Berm Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall The Berm, 2022
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
18" x 21"
$1050


The Berm, 2022
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
18" x 21"
$1050
Tracy Klinesteker - Where the Buoys Are Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Where the Buoys Are, 2019
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
21.5" x 18.5"
$550


Where the Buoys Are, 2019
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
21.5" x 18.5"
$550
Tracy Klinesteker - Martini on the Rocks Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Martini on the Rocks, 2018
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
23" x 31"
$7800


Martini on the Rocks, 2018
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
23" x 31"
$7800
Tracy Klinesteker - Lighthouse on a Knoll Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Lighthouse on a Knoll, 2019
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
15" x 18"
$550


Lighthouse on a Knoll, 2019
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
15" x 18"
$550
Tracy Klinesteker - Elysian Lake Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Elysian Lake, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
13.5" x 14.5"
$400


Elysian Lake, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
13.5" x 14.5"
$400
Tracy Klinesteker - Beaver Island Marsh Pastels & Pencils on Panel, Paintings View on a wall Beaver Island Marsh, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
13.5" x 10.5"
$1300


Beaver Island Marsh, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Panel
13.5" x 10.5"
$1300
Tracy Klinesteker - Blue Indigo Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Blue Indigo, 2019
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
18" x 25"
$650


Blue Indigo, 2019
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
18" x 25"
$650
Tracy Klinesteker - Art Class Pastels & Pencils on Paper, Paintings View on a wall Art Class, 2020
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
11" x 14"
$250


Art Class, 2020
Pastels & Pencils on Paper
11" x 14"
$250

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