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Reminder: Steve & Sue Bennett Exhibit & Reception Coming Soon!

South Stage Cellars Art Show announcement illustration with paintings by Sue and STeve Bennett of Jacksonville OregonSouth Stage Cellars announcement: Art exhibit of paintings by Sue and Steve Bennett of Jacksonville Oregon

31 Days of Poetry and Painting

This year, I participated in the annual Poetry Postcard Fest. The idea: you write a new, spontaneous poem on a postcard and mail it to a person on a given list. You do this for 31 days, working your way down the list. They do the same. You give. You receive. ‘Twas fun.

I decided to sketch my own postcards, too: “draw-without-looking-at-the-page” kind of sketches. Like the poems, I created the images in minutes–no edits, no copying over. I enjoyed the rhythm and some of the results. Here are my top ten…or at least the 10 I uploaded! The front image is followed by the poem I composed on the back.

If you feel inspired, join up next year!

The Rogue and Table Rock Companion  

Even in the hot, lazy days of summer, the Rogue River is cold and lively. Table rock is a local icon, a piece of ancient rock that rises up out of the river valley. When the heat gets to be too much, it’s up above we should be, or down below, floating on a river.

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

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Hill’s Song

Impressionist painting is all about light and movement. The hills around Ashland, Oregon have their own special relationship with light, and they move with it from dawn to dusk. Colors come and go, shapes form and dissipate with the clouds. Although the paint on the canvas seems to be still, your eyes will catch the dance of light and form in this painting.

Price:  $525
Media: Knife-painted oil on canvas
Size: 8″x10″

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

News from Silvia Trujillo

First of all, the paintings shown are some of my most recent plein air works completed here in Southern Oregon.

I’m looking forward to continuing to paint outdoors for at least the next couple of months while the weather is warm. Also, I’ve just discovered some plein air tips for painting in colder temperatures that I’ll be anxious to try out this winter. I’ll let you know if they work.

Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

If you would like to join me I’m offering private and semi-private sessions for beginners and intermediate painters at the rate of $25 hr. (two or more students per session and that rate can be adjusted). If you’re an advanced painter and don’t need or want instruction I would enjoy your company out on location, so send me an email and we can make arrangements to paint together.

"And the Rocks Remain"Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“And the Rocks Remain” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

"Cliffhanger" Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Cliffhanger” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

On another note, The Rogue Gallery Art Center in Medford is having their annual “Artrageous Benefit Auction” on Satuday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RoxyAnn Winery, where one of my vineyard paintings is the featured image on the label for a Special Reserve wine exclusively bottled for the event. In addition to that, several of my vineyard scenes are being displayed on the wall of the main entrance to the gallery for the month of Sept. Try and stop by to see them.

Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Lavender Fields Forever” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Lavender Fields Forever” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

I’m still offering private lessons (indoors) in a variety of media and subjects, so let me know if there’s something you’ve been wanting to paint. I may be able to offer you the instruction you need.

"Her Hills" Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Her Hills” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

"Sacred Mustard" Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Sacred Mustard” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

What a beautiful land we live in here in Southern Oregon! I’m so thankful to be back!

"Bucolic" Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

“Bucolic” Plein air oil painting by Silvia Trujillo, Ashland, Oregon 2014

Artist Pam Haunschild Featured at Belle Fiore Winery

Pam Haunschild is the Featured Artist at Belle Fiore Winery, 955 D. Indian Memorial Road in Ashland for the month of September.

Pam will be there to introduce her work this Friday, September 5, from 6-9 p.m., and her work will be on display upstairs next to the wine bar for the remainder of the month.  Haunschild’s work is Nature-themed, but abstract in style; the flora and fauna can be identified, and they are surrounded by abstract backgrounds and other elements.  The work Pam has chosen to display includes pieces created in encaustic, limestone clay and acrylic on board with cold wax, or both.

Two of Haunschild’s “Marsh Series” paintings are on display.  These were informed by a visit to a California marsh which had almost no water due to the drought.  Pam hopes to share the beauty of marshlands before they disappear.

 

To see more of Pam Haunschild’s work and to make a connection with the artist, visit her listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource, which has contact information and links to her website and social media sites!

Marsh III, by Pam Haunschild

Marsh III, by Pam Haunschild

 

And the Rocks Remain

Nothing lasts forever, but rocks come pretty close.

As humans it is our instinct to turn to nature when we need some perspective of our place on this earth and in the grand scheme of time.

When you can’t go on a hike or camping trip, a plein air landscape painting on your wall can provide the serenity you seek.

Price: $500
Media: Brush and knife-painted oil on canvas
Size: 12″ x 16″

 

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

Eugenia Talbott Exhibit at Aurora Vines

My work is currently being exhibited through the end of the year at Aurora Vines tasting room, located at 2275 Pioneer Rd., Talent, Oregon. The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm, and their phone number is 541-897-0592. The owner, Vicki Nickerson, has one of the top vineyards in our area, producing award winning wines. I hope you will find time to visit, see my work, and enjoy some fine southern Oregon wine!
Zuni Spirit, 20 x 15 oil painting of a Paint horse with Zuni silver and turquoise Conchos and feathers by Eugenia Talbott

Zuni Spirit, by Eugenia Talbott

Red Tailed Hawk, 24 x 20 oil painting of a red tailed hawk in flight by Eugenia Talbott

Red Tailed Hawk, by Eugenia Talbott

Steve & Sue Bennett Show at South Stage Cellars

The Vines, watercolor by Sue_Bennett

The Vines, watercolor by Sue_Bennett

Please join us at South Stage Cellars as we celebrate the creativity of artists

Steve Bennett & Sue Bennett

with works in

Oil * Pastel * Watercolor

Reception: Saturday, September 20 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of ART * WINE * MUSIC

Sue Bennett is a classically trained artist who paints to express beauty. “My intent is to capture the heart of the subject and I get completely caught up in it.” Sue taught art for many years in classes and workshops in several states and Canada. Her paintings have been included in over 45 exhibits around the nation. She works most frequently in transparent watercolor, however she also enjoys opaque watermedia and pastel and has recently returned to oils.

Hueners Hill Vineyard, Pastel by Steve Bennett

Hueners Hill Vineyard, Pastel by Steve Bennett

 

 

Steve Bennett started painting and drawing when he was in kindergarten. He quit art that same year. He did enjoy art via the view finder of his camera.After many years of photography, Sue encouraged him to join her in painting. He took the chance. Steve enjoys drawing and painting outdoors subject matter the best. He mostly paints with pastels and watercolor. “It is fun to have a new area of life unfold for me each day.” When Steve is not painting, Sue and Steve have an art seminar business that takes them and other artists to many beautiful places in the world to paint, and photograph.

Rogue Valley Vineyard, Oil painting by Sue Bennett

Rogue Valley Vineyard, Oil painting by Sue Bennett

“Art has kept me enthralled for 40 years. I studied for 10 years in college classes and national workshops. Drawing led to basic design, which led to oil painting, which led to printmaking, which led to watercolor, and back to oil. Along the way I taught classes and organized workshops across the U.S. and Europe for 25 years; art opened up the world for me. My paintings are portrayed with simplicity of shape and rich color. I get very involved with the medium, and paint to express beauty, mood and heart—to take the viewer to a place of refreshment. I am emotionally caught up from start to finish and like it best when I am slightly surprised by the end result.” ~ Sue Bennett

See more of this talented couple’s work at their website, Oregon Street Gallery, and find all their links and contact information in Sue’s listing at soartists.com.

Show runs from September 20 to October 29

SOUTH STAGE CELLARS

125 S 3rd Street, Jacksonville
Artists: 541-899-1179 
While you are in Jacksonville, see more of Sue Bennett’s paintings in the Naverson Room of the Jacksonville Library! This show begins September 17 and runs through December 17.

Cliffhanger

Near Yachats, Oregon, wildflowers, rocks and craggy cliffsides are just as fun to paint as the great blue ocean herself. With winds that blow year-round and an abundance of rain, the Oregon coast is not for the faint of heart, but it is for the lover of wild nature. It’s no wonder so many talented artists live and work here.

Price:  $525
Media: Brush and knife-painted oil on canvas
Size: 16″ x 12″

 

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art