We toured everyone's work at 12:30 and here is what people had to say about today's painting experience at the Steelman area of Sauvie Island.
Wendy: I learned from Za not to position your easel directly in front of your scene! (So I am positioned sideways to the scene. I didn't like this for awhile, but I've changed my mind. I especially like my clouds!
Andrew: I have Thalo green, viridian and ochre on my palette. I am after differing greens. I have a long way to go yet!
Vicki: Thanks to Joanne (for her demo) I've put pink in the sky. I have more to do..I'll refine the foreground.
Stephanie: I pre-toned my canvas with yellow. I thought it might be a gray day and I wanted to offset it! I don't think I'll do much more to this. I'll probably leave it where it is.
Sue: I was taken with the light..how it fell on the painter's hat, so I decided to put the painter in! I also especially liked the field, how it seemed like wheat.
Joanne: This is the demo that I did (I finished it). I stayed up late last night watching the movie "Goya's Ghost" (Laughter)! I used toned canvases for both of the paintings I did today. (One panel is Centurian Linen (I toned lightly with a ochre type color and the other panel is an old painting that I toned all over (and let dry) with a gray/brown mid value).
Celeste: I painted larger because I wanted to concentrate on big shapes. I tend to get sort of fussy (and use dinky marks) when the panel is small. I pulled over a tree from elsewhere, because the painting seemed to want a vertical/diagonal.
Paul: I wanted to emphasize the water. In my 2nd painting I added this tree at the bottom, but I kind of think it would be ok without it! For me, if I make things up too much, it spells trouble! (Laughter)!
Cynthia: I did two paintings. I learned from the 1st one. I thought I may have blended too much --so for the 2nd painting I managed to not blend so much!
Bill: I have not painted in a long time. My big objective today was to not make things overly dark! (It has been an issue in the past). I generally use one brush..a 10 or a 12. I have been looking at a lot of Russian paintings and I like the texture that they use. I wanted a variety of texture/marks in the painting.
Robin: There was that cow that came up to us today..I mean right up to us, very close! I sketched the cow and then painted it from my sketch and my memory! Here, also, is my landscape painting.
Tom D: I put some warmth in the sky. I know that it is important to have both warm and cool represented! I may want to put more information in the trees...or maybe not. I feel relatively satisfied with my effort today.
Geri: This is my "Cheasel" (A combination Chair/easel) Laughter! Thanks to Mark, Sue's husband for explaining how to find this spot so I could join you. I just got started.
Cheryl: My objective today was to work on big shapes and to be more bold with color. I am a big fan of Russian impressionists too!
Elaine: Watercolor is tough outside! It looks so different in the sun. I am digital artist, and I want to get back to my (watercolor) roots!
(Joanne's classes at Oregon Society of Artists):
Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Nov 1, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A
Fall Term Session 2: November 1 - December 6
Join this “Fine Arts Friday" Portrait & Figure Group. Enjoy inspiration from fellow artists and share art ideas. Work in the drawing or painting medium of your choice. Clothed models with an occasional partial nude.
$90 for every 6 sessions
or drop ins are $20 member | $25 nonmember per session
Expressive Oil Painting with Joanne Kollman, Session 1
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman
Saturdays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 21, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A
Fall Term Session 1: September 21 - October 26
Instructor specializes in expressive alla-prima painting. Work on your oil (or water media) painting skills, composition and expressive mark making. Classes include instruction, demonstrations, and individual help. All levels welcome. Contact instructor if you have never tried oils and would like them provided. RSVP are required for drop-ins- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Some classes will be at a specified location (weather permitting). Student's will be notified upon RSVP.
Portraits in Oil Saturday classes at Elisabeth Jones Gallery (beginning Sept 28)