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First Plein Air Outing for Linda Abblett’s Art Students!

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First Plein Air Outing for Linda Abblett’s Art Students!

I am continuing to have watercolor classes in my home studio. I have a great group of mostly beginners. It’s so fun to see their excitement and their emerging talent!

Last week I took the group on their first field trip. We went on a plein air outing to the Antelope Creek covered bridge in Eagle Point,to practice the skills they’ve been learning in the studio. The Eagle Point covered bridge proved to be a great subject. Here are some pictures of my students working on their plein air paintings and the wonderful results of their efforts.

First Plein Air Outing for Linda Abblett's Art Students!: Students of Linda Abblett on their first plein air outing in Eagle Point, Oregon
First Plein Air Outing for Linda Abblett's Art Students!: Students taking the exercise of putting the skills they've learned in class into practice en plein aire very seriously
First Plein Air Outing for Linda Abblett's Art Students!: Students taking the exercise of putting the skills they've learned in class into practice en plein aire very seriously
First Plein Air Outing for Linda Abblett's Art Students!: Another great plein air watercolor in progress!
First Plein Air Outing for Linda Abblett's Art Students!: A fabulous plein air watercolor in progress!
First Plein Air Outing for Linda Abblett's Art Students!: Plein air painting of the antelope Creek covered bridge in Eagle Point by a student of Linda Abblett

You are invited to join us! This won’t be the last time we do this, and after taking classes with Linda Abblett sooner than you think, you will be going with on on your own first plein air outing for Linda Abblett’s art students! Watercolor class with Linda Abblett is every Monday from 10:00am – 3:00 pm. Classes take place at Linda’s home studio in Eagle Point. It’s $30 for the day. Students bring a bag lunch. For more information contact Linda at [email protected].

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Praying Angel Painting

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Angel Painting : Praying Angel, 11 x 14 watercolor and ink collage by Linda Abblett Watercolors, November 2015

Praying Angel, 11 x 14 watercolor and ink collage

As my website was being renovated, I created a praying angel painting for the GoodBean’s Angels show! And now that I have a new blog, I wanted to make this praying angel painting the subject of my very first post. This is the GoodBean’s third annual December Angels show, but the first I have participated in. Their call to artists says that the angel art artists submit does not have to depict traditional angels, or even Christmas angels, but artist’s interpretations of angels. The assignment is very interesting and results in a great variety of different kinds of angels for the exhibition.

I didn’t have a painting of an angel ready to share, and though the angel I had in mind was a more traditional Christmas angel, I thought I would take a different approach to create one for the show. This angel is 11″ x 14″, a watercolor and ink collage. I wanted to paint a praying angel, and began by working on the background in watercolor. Separately, I created the angel, adding details in ink on top of the watercolor. Then I trimmed her and collaged her onto the background, which adds a nice dimensionality to the painting by making her “float” in the starry night sky. I am really happy with the heavenly effect.

My Praying Angel painting has already attracted many lovely compliments, and will be on display with the angels of other southern Oregon artists at GoodBean Coffee in Jacksonville, Oregon until the afternoon of December 31, 2015. GoodBean Coffee Co. is located at 165 South Oregon St. Jacksonville, OR, 97530. If you might be interested in giving this angel a home, she is $250.00. Please contact Hannah West at 541-899-2012 or [email protected] if you would like to make your purchase before New Year’s Eve. After the end of the exhibition, please contact me.

Merry Christmas!

~Linda

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SOAR Welcomes Artist Linda Abblett!

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is pleased to introduce artist Linda Abblett to those who have not yet met her. She recently moved to southern Oregon and has been busily establishing herself here. We met her at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville—where she has become a member and has already exhibiting her watercolor paintings—and she decided a listing at www.soartists.com would be a good way to further her efforts to introduce herself to the southern Oregon arts community. We hope you will welcome her by visiting her listing and from there her website, and follow her Facebook page.

Here is more about Linda and her beautiful watercolors!

watercolor painter Linda Abblett's artist bio