Friday, March 29, 2013

Studio 30, Friday, March 29, 2013

Janet Amundson-Splidsboel

Kristina Sellers

Pamela Asbaghi

Quin Sweetman

Kay Elmore

Celeste Bergin

Pamela Asbaghi

Jim King

Janet Otten

Pamela Asbaghi

Diane Marks-Bestor


Still life Session:

Mary Luzinski (in progress)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Art discussion, Thursday March 28, 2013 O'Connor's

Char McBride (Abstract)

Kirk de Ford (Mixed Media)

Diane Marks-Bestor

Diane Marks-Bestor (in progress)

Kay Elmore (sketch on phone screen)

Loretta Unger

Tim Young

Vicki Zimmerman

To read notes from today's meeting, go HERE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Art Discussion Meeting, March 28, 9am, O'Connor's

Note! Southwest Capitol Highway (right in front of O'Connors) in Multnomah Village is undergoing construction for the next 90 days. We will have to park on different streets and "hoof it" to the restaurant until the construction is over. A titch inconvenient, but we'll be there every Thursday throughout the revamping anyway....See you there!


Meeting "suggested" table-topic: .......Darkest darks and Black. Your thoughts?

(And as always, bring some of your current paintings and/or news about you...We’re interested!)

Thursday, March 28, 9AM 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Eric Bowman
 2-day Figure Painting Workshop

Eric Bowman
 2-day Figure Painting Workshop


April 6 and 7 2013

Workshop Description:

Day one: will include working from photos, exploring the color temperature and nuances of the figure via simplified shapes, values and edges along with an informative demonstration and informal Q&A.

Day two: will consist of two 3-hour sessions working from a live model with individual instruction.

Topics covered will include: carving the form with light, brushwork handling, turning the form in space and editing detail to make a stronger statement.

 The workshop will be held at The Hansen Studio in the countryside near Oregon City. 

Hansen Studio
 17525 S. Ferguson Rd. 
Oregon City, OR. 
 Class size limited to 15 students.

Cost: $225.00

All levels welcomed

Eric Bowman has been a full time professional artist for 30 years. His artwork has appeared on everything from the cover of TIME magazine to a United States postage stamp; from book covers to album covers, busboards to billboards his original works have garnered numerous awards and reside in many corporate collections including the offices of Major League Baseball, the Calgary Stampede and the NBA.  He recently finished a commission to paint the label for the official bourbon of the 2013 Kentucky Derby. 

Last year as a fine art painter, Eric won the Artist's Choice & Plein Air Magazine Awards at Sonoma Plein Air, took Second Place at Plein Air Easton and won Honorable Mention in Southwest Art Magazine's Artistic Excellence Competition. His original oil paintings are in private collections around the world, including Australia, Great Britain, Canada and Mexico.  Eric is an artist member of Oil Painters of America, a signature member of the American Impressionist Society and artist member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. He resides with his family in Tigard, Oregon. 

For information or to register Email: Eric Bowman

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Artist of the Month: Annie Salness

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Commissioned painting by Annie Salness, 36x48

I know what you are thinking, what are Dogs Playing Poker doing here?

Last year the Oregonian ran this article about how Annie Salness continued to paint despite having suffered a debilitating stroke two years ago. The story put Annie in touch with someone with an unusual commission request...could Dogs playing Poker be painted with specific dogs?  Annie has a sense of humor and a great work ethic, so she took the job.

The original Dogs Playing Poker is regarded as kitschy, but this painting qualifies as something different. The idea was to depict all the dogs that were owned throughout the lifetime of the person who commissioned the painting. Annie had to work from an assortment of blurry photo references and convincingly fashion the individual dogs into the scene and let's not forget....this is all painted with her non-dominant ("off" hand) as she calls it!

Any of Annie's astonishingly beautiful paintings could warrant a special post, but I think you'll agree, this painting serves up a message for all of us: keep going and, oh yeah, don't take yourself too seriously!

Postscript: (Is this art? If you've ever loved a're going to say yes).

Annie Salness: Blog
Annie Salness Daily Paintworks
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