TRIPPE-HILDERBRANDT GALLERY is pleased to open a new exhibit “Still-Lifes by John Schisler” during Friday’s Gallery Walk with a reception from 5-8.John Schisler paints in the classical realist style, using the oil painting medium and techniques of the Dutch Masters. He makes his own Maroger medium, which offers qualities of permanence, transparency, shadow, brilliance, and luminosity that bring a special quality to his paintings.Schisler learned to make and use ‘black oil’, which is used as a basis for the mediums of such masters as Titian, Rubens, and Rembrandt. The advantage of this medium is the ability to obtain the qualities of color, shadow, and brilliance found only in their paintings. His style is classical realism. Keeping with the tradition of the old masters, he makes the black oil that is then used to make medium as well as oil paint by mixing with powdered pigments. Schisler also makes his own mastic varnish.In early 2011, John began to pursue a full time career in art. Along with painting, he also teaches his traditional painting techniques at his home studio in Georgetown, DE. Schisler was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1972. He began painting at the Conrad Miller Studio in Fells Point, Maryland at the age of 17. In 2016 his work has been juried into four prestigious shows-International Guild of Realism's 11th International Juried Exhibit;The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society’s 26th BEST OF AMERICA Exhibition; Oil Painters of America's of America’s Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils; Oil Painters of America’s Salon Show of Traditional Oils.