By COLIN KYLER
The next featured artist of Allegheny Artistry uses a unique medium.
Times Observer photo by Colin Kyler
Donna Ostrom shows off the work scheduled for display at Allegheny Artistry.
Donna Ostrom said she paints on wine glasses and wine bottles. A few years ago, she said she decided she would like to try the medium and so she took one-stroke painting classes.
A person Ostrom knows on the board suggested she become a featured artist. She said she was delighted to participate since it allows her to try something different.
According to Ostrom, her work will be featured for a month in the artistry's Youngsville gallery beginning with an open house at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14. Pieces will likely include painted wine bottles with Christmas lights inside, she said, as well as wine glasses.
"I hope people like it," Ostrom said.
For those considering one-stroke painting, Ostrom said her advice would be to just try it. The method is easier than other disciplines, she said, since it involves loading the brush with two colors and then highlighting and shading with one stroke.
Besides the work displayed in the show, Ostrom said other painting she has done has include the Bob Ross method, canvas, glass windows and slate. However, she said traditional methods can take as long as 20 to 30 hours to complete a single piece while one-stroke painting can be done much faster.
The work which will be on display was completed during various times within the past year, Ostrom said, and she hopes it gives people a sense of what can be done. If they see it, she said they will know they could also do the same.
The gallery is located at 106 East Main St., Youngsville. It is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday hours open by appointment.