Friday, June 29, 2012

A Studio Visit with Jim King

Jim King recently participated in the Annual Tilbury Camp Tableau Vivant near Poulsbo, WA. (Tableau Vivant translates to "Living picture"). Costumed models recreated scenes of yesteryear farmers for painters and photographers. Jim worked from life at the event and was also permitted to take reference photos for additional studio paintings. During a visit to Jim's studio we got to see some recent work from the event and a maritime/harbor gem too (scroll down):

Milk Maiden

Farm Girl


Farmer in plumed hat

Hood River Marina (Plein Air)

Jim King in his studio

(Thanks for the visit, Jim!)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Call to Artists, Johnson Creek Watershed Council Paint outs and exhibit

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Dear Alla Prima Painters,

Here is information about our upcoming Johnson Creek Watershed Council Paint Outs (July 7 and August 4) and a free Photo Workshop on July 21. I hope you will be able to participate. We have enjoyed meeting several of your artists and look forward to the opportunity again.
Our third annual Johnson Creek Art Show will be held at Reed College this year. It will be a lovely venue for the artists!
Please contact me if you have questions.
Thank you in advance for your support of Johnson Creek and the Council.
Marty Urman

Marty Urman
Outreach Associate
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
1900 SE Milport Rd, Suite B
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Johnson Creek Watershed Artist Agreement

Johnson Creek Call to Artists

Johnson Creek Workshop Flyer

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Paint the Lavender Fields!

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Public showing and sale of artists' work on July 14 &15, 2012, Saturday & Sunday, at Beulah Park in Yamhill. Limited free homestay opportunities for artists who travel from out of the area. Area residents will open their homes to visiting registered artists during the two week period. Artists may come for a day or two or an entire week! Lodging is free; meals are not included. Lodging is limited and preregistration is required.

Artists must preregister for home stay by June 1.

Please note: a 20% commission on all sales during Oregon Lavender Festival weekend goes to cover festival costs

(Download form):

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Congratulations to Oregon winners of Los Gatos, CA Plein Air Event

Los Gatos, CA plein air competition and exhibit was held June 16, 2012. There were three familiar faces in the winner's circle. Congratulations, Thomas, Brenda and Anton! (Photos courtesy, Thomas Kitts)

Thomas Kitts, 2nd Place

Brenda Boylan, Third Place

Anton Pavlenko, Artist's Choice

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Orwick & Jacobsen Coastal Workshop (revised)

A message from Eric Jacobsen:

Michael Orwick and I will be teaching a Coastal Workshop in Cannon Beach this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (June 20th, 21st and 22nd) from 9am to 4pm each day. The cost is $100 per day.

Please contact Eric or Michael to sign up. You can reach us at the following cell #s:
Michael (503)329-2167 Eric (541)490-0447
Thanks and Happy Painting!-Eric

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Carolyn's Birthday celebration at Camp 18, June 12, 2012

Carolyn Rondthaler (in progress)

Inside Camp 18

Happy Birthday, Carolyn!

Kathy Pugh (getting started)

Eileen Nelson


(A message from Oregon Society of Artists):

Here is what is happening at R. Blooms -267 A Ave Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Richard and Trudi Bloom will be joining other retailers, businesses, organizations and the City of Lake Oswego to promote their stores and introduce talent that reflect their taste, image and intention to support art and local artists.

Bloom's intention is to host Plein Air artists who live and paint locally. They will provide a large outdoor space attached to their store so that you can exhibit, demo and sell your work. There is no charge for coming, or commission on what you sell - it is a time for you, the artist, to meet, greet the community and sell your art.

We have openings Friday evenings 07/06, 08/03 and 09/07 - 5:00pm- 8:30pm
Saturday mornings 07/21,08/18 and 09/15 10:00am - 3:00pm

Any questions - Call Diane Ring or Richard Bloom or call 503-636-7876

Artists who have said yes include: Eric Jacobsen, Susan Spears, Peggie Moje, Michael Orwick, Eunice Sause and more.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Life painting session --"Steven"

Carol Wood

Maury Arthurs

Barbara Wilkinson

Diana Thewlis (In progress)

Marianne Stokes

David Rosenstein

Jennie O'Connor

Our model at tonight's evening life session at Janet's Art Studio was Steven. He had red hair and a "Great Gatsby" sort of look.