Patton Wilson, a contemporary American realist painter, paints in oil, egg tempera, casein, and egg oil emulsion. Going back and forth between these media and the appropriate painting surface keeps him intrigued with the creative process.  Each of these media allows him to interpret ideas in different ways.  His still life paintings are carefully constructed compositions painted from life.

He most often begins the painting process by making graphite, ink or color studies resolving the issues of composition and light.  His landscape work begins "en plein air".  Some are completed paintings, while others are the fuel for the development of a more complex design finished later in the studio.