Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Painting Coastal Color and Light Workshop with Eric Jacobsen and Michael Orwick

(Reprinted with permission from Art on the Boulevard)

Painting Coastal Color and Light with Eric Jacobsen and Michael Orwick

Come and join Eric and Michael for a unique and exciting plein-air
Workshop at Cannon Beach. This will be a 5-day workshop, June 18th through 22nd.

Eric and Michael will conduct this as a dual workshop and students
will benefit from expert advice and painting tips from each artist.
Along with daily painting demos and informal lectures there will be
group critiques and plenty of one-on-one teaching in the field.

This workshop is open to all levels(beginner through advanced). In it we will cover the history and philosophy of outdoor painting as well as palette choice, basic outdoor painting setup and Do's and Dont's for the outdoor painter. Both Eric and Michael have vast experience painting in the field and we look forward to helping you along your path as a plein-air painter of color and light!

Cost: $450(for 5 days) or $100/per day.

Please contact Eric Jacobsen to sign up.

Eric Jacobsen
25 Bird Creek Rd
Glenwood,WA 98619

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sauvie Island Paint-out (Wednesday, May 16, 2012)

Vicki Zimmerman, Anton Pavlenko and Stephanie Cissna

Don Bishop painting

Don Bishop painting II

Painting by Stephanie Cissna

Vicki Zimmerman

Painting by David McBride

Top photos 1-6 courtesy of Don Bishop, Bottom photos 7-12 courtesy of Stephanie Cissna

Scheduling Update: Studio 30

Note! Enjoy the good plein air painting weather......Kat Sowa's studio 30 is unavailable for Friday sessions until further notice. :) There may be some summer evening sessions in the future. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Some Newsworthy news

Amanda Houston has an article in Oregon Live

(Amanda Houston, photo by Joan Boatright)

Brenda Boylan has articles in Outdoor Painter as well as in the April/May print version of Plein Air Magazine.

Brenda Boylan

Our very good friend and fellow Plein air painter Todd Smith is facing sudden serious health issues. Sign up to leave a message on his Caringbridge page. (Put toddtsmith into the search window).

Todd Smith

Annie Salness is featured in the Portraits section of Beaverton Valley Times (beginning page 8-9)

Annie Salness

Thomas Kitts is returning to Carmel,CA to compete in the Carmel Plein Air Festival. (Good Luck, Thomas).

Thomas Kitts

Monday, May 14, 2012

Eric Jacobsen Still Life Workshop (Saturday, May 19th)

reprinted with permission from Art on the Boulevard
Painting Expressive Still-Lifes Workshop
with Eric Jacobsen
Where: Art on the Boulevard (in the courtyard) 210 W Evergreen Blvd # 300 Vancouver, WA 98660
Saturday, May 19th (10-3)
Cost $60 per session
This class is open to beginners on up. We will cover composition, color, edges and the use of expressive brush strokes to give life and energy to your painting. The atmosphere will be informal and friendly so come and enjoy a Saturday or two of still life painting.
You will need: an easel, canvas, paintbrushes, odor-less minerals spirits and drop cloth. Also, bring a lunch and something to drink. There are a couple of restaurants and a coffee shop located in the courtyard near the gallery so you can also get something there to eat and drink.
To sign up please call or email Eric at 509-364-0018,

Mitch Baird workshop (just three spots left)

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(Message from Mitch):

Hello Friends, Colleagues, and art loving Acquaintances;

I am writing to inform you of an upcoming plein air workshop I will be
conducting in Oregon. It will be in conjunction with my solo show at Art
on the Boulevard ( in Vancouver, WA on Friday,
June 1st. It will be the only workshop I will be returning to Oregon to
teach this year.

The workshop will take place on June 2nd and 3rd and will be held on
beautiful Sauvie Island, near Portland, Oregon. Attached to this email is
the presentation flyer with details. You may contact me if you have any
questions. Thank you, and I hope you are gearing up for the plein air

Mitch Baird

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sketching at the Leaky Roof (May 10, 2012)

We sketched during lunch at the Leaky Roof today. Carrie is taking part in the Portland Urban Sketcher Scavenger Hunt. It's a creative way to spend time sketching in a variety of places in PDX. Interested in joining in? here is the blog: Urban Sketchers Portland.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Giustina Gallery in Corvallis presents "The Inescapable Nature"

A Winters Reveal, by Mike Rangner 48x60 oil on canvas

A new show, "The Inescapable Nature" features three Oregon artists: William Shumway, Michael Gibbons and Mike Rangner at the Giustina Gallery in The La Sells Stewart Center at OSU. You are cordially invited to an artist's reception for on Friday, 5/18/2012.

Location: 875 Southwest 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331 (Map below)

Exhibit Dates: Mon, 04/30/2012 - 8:00am - Wed, 05/30/2012 - 5:00pm

Reception Date: Friday, 05/18/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Free and Open to the public.

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