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Confluence

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12″ x 16″ Pastel on Paper

I stopped to enjoy this lovely view of the confluence of Little Butte Creek and the Rogue River on my way to join family for Thanksgiving dinner in Prospect, Oregon.

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“Nature may reach the same result in many ways. Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite…”

“Nature may reach the same result in many ways. Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.
Nikola Tesla (via inthenoosphere)”

Nikola Tesla

Organic repetition in geometric form. To view similar pieces…

Organic repetition in geometric form.

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“Ether” is the last painting in my alchemical elements series….

“Ether” is the last painting in my alchemical elements series. Quintessence is considered as permeating the whole of creation and binds all things together, the foundation without which the Elements would be dead matter.

“Ether” is the only painting still available in my elements series and may be viewed or purchased at True Love Art Gallery in Seattle through May 10th.

In alchemy,  the divine silver waters are associated with the…

In alchemy,  the divine silver waters are associated with the moon, which resides over the feminine. 

Palette Knife Painting Workshop with Sylvia Trujillo RESCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND!

Techniques in Palette Knife Painting

Here’s information about a workshop I’m teaching in Medford starting this Saturday, May 2. As of now there are a couple of spots left, so if you’re interested, please contact The Rogue Gallery to register: (541) 772-8118  or  http://www.roguegallery.org

Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 14, 16, 21, and 23; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
NEW TIME: Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3 11am – 4pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels, 16 and older
The direct approach of applying paint to the canvas with a palette knife was very popular with the Impressionist, and of particular interest to artists like Van Gogh and Monet. The palette knife can render luscious texture and depth, while maintaining rich pure colors. In this class, you will develop skills with the palette knife to enhance your work in value, design, and color harmony.
$170 members, $195 non-members

*Attached are some recent palette knife – plein air paintings that were completed on the Oregon Coast. I’ve been living on the coast for the last few months and have become well acquainted with quite a few lovely plein air painting locations. If by chance you’re planning a trip to the central coast and would like to do plein air work or would like a studio lesson, let me know and maybe we can get together.

** If you’re in Florence, stop by the KB Gallery in Old Town on Maple St. to see my work and many other local talent!

Blessings and best wishes,
silvia

Workshop THIS WEEKEND!

Here’s information about a workshop I’m teaching in Medford starting this Saturday, May 2. As of now there are a couple of spots left, so if you’re interested please contact The Rogue Gallery to register;
(541) 772-8118 or http://www.roguegallery.org

Techniques in Palette Knife Painting
taught by Silvia Trujillo

Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3 11am – 4pm
Skill Level: All Skill Levels, 16 and older
The direct approach of applying paint to the canvas with a palette knife was very popular with the Impressionist, and of particular interest to artists like Van Gogh and Monet. The palette knife can render luscious texture and depth, while maintaining rich pure colors. In this class, you will develop skills with the palette knife to enhance your work in value, design, and color harmony.
$170 members, $195 non-members

I’ve just posted some recent palette knife – plein air paintings that were completed on the Oregon Coast. I’ve been living on the coast for the last few months and have become well acquainted with quite a few lovely plein air painting locations. If by chance you’re planning a trip to the central coast and would like to do plein air work or would like a studio lesson, let me know and maybe we can get together.

Also, if you’re in Florence, stop by the KB Gallery in Old Town on Maple St. to see my work and many others by local artists!

Wind Sculpture

Everything on the coast — from the trees to the sand dunes, clouds and even the marsh water — is shaped by the constant wind. All that varies is how fast the object in question can respond to that invisible force. When a day spent plein air painting results in work this stunning, I wonder if I myself am not also being transformed by the challenge of pushing back against the moving air.

Price: $500
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 12”x16″

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

Cleawox Lake

Around Florence, Oregon, Monterey cypress trees grow into the wind with shapely results. Windy scenes are perfect for palette knife work, especially in capturing the subtle color variations in the dunes, sky and water.

Price: $250
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 8”x8″

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

Creola of Florence

While those who fish the Pacific off the coast of Oregon are predominately male, their boats are almost always female. I painted Creola at the docks in Florence one sunny afternoon, as she patiently waited for her captain to arrive and take her out to troll for tuna.

Price: $250
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 8”x8″

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art