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Hooked on Oils

Here’s a poetic gem from one of my sudents, Susy, that I just had to share.

“Hooked”
when i took my clothes off
i found a dot of light green on my inner thigh…
a streak of viridian running from wrist to elbow
chartreuse on my cheek.
aching from squatting
wrinkled from squinting
and
withered in 97 degrees F,
i slipped into
a parade of
kissing colors
and woke to find myself
forever
hooked on oils.
sigh

Are you hooked on oils? Let’s have an intervention – I mean, a lesson! When used properly, oils can be a safe and healthy way to relax and bring more creativity to your life.

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Skies and Clouds Workshop August 25

Workshop sponsored by the Sacramento Fine Arts Center
Contact me to register.

Skies and Clouds with artist Silvia Trujillo

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A Poem

Another gem from Student Susy.

“Hooked”
when i took my clothes off
i found a dot of light green on my inner thigh…
a streak of viridian running from wrist to elbow
chartreuse on my cheek.
aching from squatting
wrinkled from squinting
and
withered in 97 degrees F,
i slipped into
a parade of
kissing colors
and woke to find myself
forever
hooked on oils.
sigh

Are you hooked on oils? Let’s have an intervention – I mean, a lesson! When used properly, oils can be a safe and healthy way to relax and bring more creativity to your life.

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DIY Paintbrush Holder

Normally this blog is just about my paintings and workshops, but I just had to share THIS!

A fabulous art student of mine, Susy, sent the idea along and it could easily save you $20 for a paintbrush holder. Won’t tip or accidentally get knocked over. Plus, when it inevitably gets dirty with paint, just toss it and start over afresh.

Fabulous DIY paintbrush holder for oil paints Fabulous DIY paintbrush holder

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Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo at Rogue Gallery THIS SATURDAY!!

Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo
Saturday, June 3,10am-4pm
All painting media and skill levels welcome

Discover the importance of skies in a landscape painting. In this class you will explore ways to impart luminosity to skies, strengthen compositions through effective placement of cloud shapes, handle the edges of a cloud, and enhance a mood with the creative use of color.

Silvia Trujillo has over 20 years of teaching experience in painting and drawing. Her work is featured in galleries throughout the west coast and is collected internationally.

silviatrujillo.com

MEMBERS $85 NON-MEMBERS $100 MATERIALS LIST Register Here >>

 

Upcoming Workshops: Skies & Clouds, Plein Aire & more!

Get Out and Paint this Summer!

I love teaching workshops and have three fantastic ones coming up in the next few weeks. It’s fun to get together with a group of other artists to refine skills and share experiences. I hope you can join us. Details below.

Moon Over Ashland Hills © Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

Moon Over Ashland Hills © Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo

Rogue Gallery & Art Center
Saturday, June 3,10am-4pm
All painting media and skill levels welcome

Discover the importance of skies in a landscape painting. In this class you will explore ways to impart luminosity to skies, strengthen compositions through effective placement of cloud shapes, handle the edges of a cloud, and enhance a mood with the creative use of color.

Plein Aire Painting with Silvia Trujillo

Location TBA
Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 8:30am-12pm
All painting media and skill levels welcome

The tradition of Plein Aire (open air) painting began with the impressionists. In this class you will develop a deeper understanding of how to create a successful landscape painting. You will learn principles of composition, light/shadows, atmospheric perspective, and color temperature while working on location. Working directly from nature will help you gain a new understanding and confidence in your landscape painting.

Fix and Finish with Silvia Trujillo

Rogue Gallery & Art Center
Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20,10am-2pm
All painting media and skill levels welcome

“Fix and/or Finish” a painting by figuring out what will benefit those pieces that are not quite working, or start a new project! The instructor will help with composition, color, and techniques to guide viewers’ eyes through your painting. Silvia has a wide range of experience with different styles and media, and will help you in mastering yours.

To register for these workshops please contact:

Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 S. Bartlett Street
Medford, OR 97501
phone: 541-772-8118

email: [email protected]
website: www.roguegallery.org

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Art Instruction Special!

Dear blog readers, I know you appreciate and look forward to my posts of my latest paintings, but have you ever considered that you yourself might be a great artist?

Artist Silvia Trujillo teaches an art class at Rogue Gallery in Medford, Oregon. Now based in Florence, Oregon, Silvia can also help you take yourart to the next level if you live in the RogueValley...contact her to learn more and mkae arrangemetns for private art instruction!

Bring your current projects or we’ll work on something new!

I believe that everyone can benefit from art instruction, even if they have no desire to pursue art professionally! Art is an ancient method of expanding one’s perception that is too often set aside in pursuit of more “serious” activities. Whether or not you’re “good” is irrelevant — think of it as a spiritual practice, like yoga for your brain!

As I re-settle in the Rogue Valley after some major life changes, I’m greatly expanding my teaching program. That’s why I’m extending a very special offer to you, my blog readers!

Head over to my Facebook page, and if you haven’t yet, “Like” me. That’s all you have to do, and I’ll give you your first half hour of instruction free! Regular classes are more affordable than you might think, especially if you want to get together with a group of friends. My place or yours!

In case you haven’t checked out my Instruction page lately, do. All the details are there, or of course you can always just contact me.

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Call of the Trail

"Call of the Trail" © Copyright 2016 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Call of the Trail” © Copyright 2016 Silvia Trujillo Art

Up on Mount Ashland this summer, I painted these beautiful Doug Firs standing like sentinels of the Pacific Crest Trail. Every summer, hundreds answer the call to hike the trail from Mexico to Canada, or at least some portion of it. Even if you can’t go this year, hang this painting in your entryway so your worries can “take a hike”.

20″x10″
Oil on canvas
$475

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Backyard Splendor

"Backyard Splendor" © Copyright 2016 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Backyard Splendor” © Copyright 2016 Silvia Trujillo Art

Sometimes nature’s most awe-inspiring sights are those we find when we open our door and look out. Something about the proximity of nature to where we live makes it all the more powerful. As a plein air painter, having access to open landscape is a necessity, and I’ve been lucky to experience it in the places I live.

SOLD

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center Teen Mentorship Program

This winter, I once again volunteered as a mentor artist for the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Teen Mentorship program. The teens I was paired with – both named Alyssa! – were wonderful artists and I enjoyed getting to know them over the weeks we met together. It’s such a joy to see students progress in their art.

Here’s a bit about the program from Rogue Gallery:

Through the program, the students learn new techniques to use in their work, how to present their work in an exhibit, and gain insight to the life of a professional artist. Teen artists had the opportunity to work with an established artist to create art in a variety of media. To be accepted into the program, the teens went through an application process that included a portfolio review, a written essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. The selected students for the program spent ten weeks with their mentors, learning and practicing techniques and preparing their work for display. The time, talent, and dedication are evident in the quality of artwork on display that includes abstract, expressionism, impressionism, and realistic styles.

Mentor artists are Jenny Calaba, Sheri Dinardi, David Masters, Nancy Jo Mullen, and Silvia Trujillo. Students are from Cascade, Eagle Point, Logos Charter, South Medford, and St. Mary’s

If you know teens in the Rogue Valley, I would strongly encourage them to get involved in this great program! Here’s a picture of me with “The Alyssas”

Silvia Trujillo teaching at Rogue Gallery & Art Center

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