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!)
Eric Bowman 2-day Figure Painting Workshop Dates: April 6 and 7 2013 (9:00am-4:00 pm)
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.
Location: 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.
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
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.
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 dog...you're going to say yes).