Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Max Ginsburg Workshop at Oregon Society of Artists (April 26, 2017)

Max Ginsburg is teaching a 5-day alla prima painting workshop at 
Oregon Society of Artists

Two models were available for students today

Shorter poses (between 1 to 6 hours) encourages students to focus on broad masses 
and color relationships, leaving out detail.


Max gives a lunch-time lecture

"Paint what you see, not what you know"

Max will discuss multi-person composition tomorrow

Students are learning !--Thank you, Max


Max Ginsburg has had a long and distinguished career as an illustrator in New York City. 
 He is a courageous artist who uses his talents to express important statements about society. He has been inspired by old masters such as Caravaggio, Goya, Kollwitz and Picasso.
He chooses to paint realistically because he believes realism is truth and truth is beauty.

We are honored to have Max here teaching at OSA
(and we hope we can convince him to return in the future).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Art Discussion Meeting, Thursday, April 27, 9am, O'Connors

Thursday 9am April 27, O'Connors 

Suggested table topic: Playfulness in painting (or drawing). Have you done any paintings that were playful?! --or would "playfulness" be out of character? Bring an example if you have one (and its also ok if you don't, bring whatever you like).  Let's talk about what it is to "play" and why it might be an important thing to consider.
....let's discuss!

...and as usual bring some of your current paintings and/or news about you...We’re interested!**

(The Sketching group is on hiatus ...but some still convene at Medley Tea after the meeting "unofficially".  Join in to sketch if you are interested).

* You can order food during the meeting, if you want to be assured of getting your order in... come in advance of the meeting. (Some like to eat "leisurely" at 8am)

**(specific topic participation is always optional----and the "current" painting you bring is not "required" to apply to  the question)