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Eye-Opening Works for the Oregon Retina Center

Last summer I received a commissioned project for the Oregon Retina Center in Medford. They wanted three large abstract works to add color and energy to their halls.

Years ago, I worked primarily in large format and I’d forgotten how much I love the process. I stocked up on large brushes (like you would use to paint a house!), huge tubes of oil paint, and buckets of finishing varnish and set to work.

I think the project turned out nicely and the clients are happy. Most important, I rediscovered a passion for creating art that can really sweep you up and bring you into a landscape or abstract scene. Keep an eye out (no pun intended!) for more of these from the studio of Silvia Trujillo!

Could your home or office use more color or a calming nature scene? Contact me to discuss a commissioned work.

Silvia Trujillo with large-format painting for Oregon Retina Center

Here I am at the Oregon Retina Center with one of the three abstract oil paintings.

 

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Two of the three commissioned pieces, finished in my studio. © 2018 Silvia Trujillo Art

 

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The third work in the series. © 2018 Silvia Trujillo Art

Window Light

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There is something about a window that is almost magic… 

Maybe with a tattered lace curtain or a piece of worn fabric attached with a thumb tack.

Maybe its the light. How it changes through the hours. Through the seasons.

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Sometimes light comes from the inside and sometimes from the outside.

What stories are there within the walls that frame it?

What stories are outside on the streets or roads that people travel upon?

Why did these windows call to me that I had to stop and photograph them?

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Sold on the Spot

As just about everyone knows, it’s not easy making a living as an artist. It’s definitely a job that must be done for the love of it, and with a certain amount of trust in the universe to connect each painting with its buyer.

Sometimes, this connection can take a while, but occasionally it happens with lightning speed!  While teaching a workshop in Sacramento this spring, I painted the demonstration piece below. As soon as I finished it, a student decided she must have it and bought it on the spot.

I’m teaching another workshop at the Sacramento Arts Center next month – contact me if you’d like to sign up (and no, I don’t expect you to buy my demo!)

  © 2018 Silvia Trujillo Art

Demonstration for “Shadows and Reflections” workshop at the American River. © 2018 Silvia Trujillo Art

Here are a couple more paintings that have sold recently at galleries and on my eBay store.

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“The Pond” — SOLD    © 2018 Silvia Trujillo Art

 

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“Wildflowers” — SOLD  © 2018 Silvia Trujillo Art

September Press Release

During the months of September Gale Holt will be the featured artist on the back wall at Art du Jour Gallery, and Doug Iverson’s work will continue to be featured in the Salon until the end of the month. Third Friday will be on September 21. Gale Holt As a boy growing up in Watertown, New York, Gale Holt has… Read more →

A New Collection Of Paintings by Marcy Greene

CELEBRATE WITH THE ARTIST Saturday, September 1 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent OR Show dates: August 27 –  September 28 From the artist: “I have been living, writing and painting in the Rogue Valley since 1981. Over time, I have come to revel in the wonder of seeing […]

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Head over Heels with Hills

There’s something playful about the rolling hills of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Like someone came along and scrunched up the landscape. It makes me want to lie in the grass and roll all the way down. But rocks and burrs – no thanks! I let my brush play on the canvas and spare myself […]

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Jacksonville: People, Places and Things

The member artists of Art Presence Art Center are back! After a long hiatus during which local plein air works reveled in the gallery’s spotlight, our members are excited to show you their works celebrating the every day beauty and charm of life in Jacksonville, Oregon.  The show opens Friday, August 31 and continues every […]

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Life Left Undone, Special Guest Exhibit of Works by Dan Mish

In September, Art Presence Art Center unveils our much-anticipated exhibition of mixed media paintings by our first official special guest artist, Dan Mish. His pieces are quite large, making them excellent candidates for centerpiece of a spacious room in your home or office. A fine artist for over 30 years, Dan’s art has been featured […]

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Workshop next month in Sacramento!

If you’re in the Sacramento area, please join me for another fun and interactive workshop!

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For the Love of the Rogue

Most people think of rivers as recreational sites but they’re so much more than that! As I roam the Rogue Valley, brush and palette knife in hand, I see all the ways that water brings life to this region. The images here are some of my recent favorites from these explorations.    

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