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First Friday Shows and New Works by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo

During the holidays (and all year ’round), do you ever find yourself needing to slow down but you just can’t? I think this is one of the divine purposes of art… to bring us to our senses in the most literal way, and create a sense of awe out of something as simple as oil on canvas.
Whether you are in Southern Oregon, Northern California or someplace beyond, I have some events and suggestions to help you experience that sense of wonder and connection through art. Read on…

Featured artist show at Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR:

“Gazing With Awe: Rogue Impressions and Beyond”

Talented Hills, Oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo
   We are surrounded by beauty that begs for acknowledgment. It can be blatant as a snow-frosted peak on a spring morning, or as simple as objects on the kitchen counter. These painting communicate mood and a sense of time by coloring the light and shadow of each season, scene, and still life. My aspiration is to invite the viewer to stop for a second look by invoking the awe in the everyday and the commonplace.

  This show features new work in all sizes. Most are en plein air and represent my range of style as well as the extreme conditions a plein air painter must endure! Come down to the grand opening on First Friday, December 1st at Art & Soul Gallery, 247 E Main St, from 5-8 pm. There will be wine, food and live music by a talented local guitarist. If you can’t come to the opening, don’t worry — all the work will stay up through the end of the month.

Photo of the new show at Art & Soul Gallery; including new paintings of local icons “Crater Lake” and “Table Rock”


It’s never too early to think up a new years’ resolution that will truly enhance and enrich your life. How about “Make more art”? 
Indian Memorial, oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo. New work plein air painted in the hills above Ashland, Oregon.

Indian Memorial, oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo

These past few months I’ve been expanding my workshop offerings to include techniques like knife painting, and landscape-specific classes for challenging features such as clouds and skies. Plein air classes are always popular — not only is the tradition centuries old, but it’s receiving new acclaim as a way to bathe in nature while keeping the hands busy. Here are a couple of upcoming workshops I’m teaching in the new year; if you don’t see what you are looking for, please drop me a line. I’m always taking suggestions…
5. "Grizzly Peak Reposed" is the first in that series. You can see images of all the Grizzly Peak paintings here, on my blog.

“Grizzly Peak Reposed” is the first in that series. You can see images of all the Grizzly Peak paintings on my blog.


Medford, OR, Rogue Gallery and Art Center: Shadows & Reflections January 27

Shingletown, CA / June 
Sacramento, CA / April 
Also, a demonstration in Grants Pass for the Josephine County Arts Association in March, and one in the Sacramento area for the Lincoln Hills Painters Club in April.

It’s shaping up to be a busy year. This spring, I will once again be participating in the Teen Mentoring Project through Rogue Gallery in Medford. This wonderful program gives talented at-risk teens the opportunity to explore their creativity and refine their skills in their chosen medium under the guidance of an experienced artist. 

If you can’t make it to a workshop, please bring the art to you by purchasing my work online. In this crazy world, we all need more beauty and stillness in our lives, and I humbly believe my paintings do offer that moment of sanity each time you visit them. 
a large commissioned work I created for the Oregon Retina Center. This is just one of a three-part series of this size!

A large commissioned work I created for the Oregon Retina Center. This is just one of a three-part series of this size!


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Wishing you a happy, peaceful holiday season….
silvia
"Turbulence over Grizzly Peak”oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo. One of a four-part series of paintings completed spring 2017 from her studio's driveway.

“Turbulence over Grizzly Peak” is one of a four-part series of paintings I did this spring from my studio’s driveway.

The Contemporary Look

Example of cradled hardboard, white sides

Example of a painting on cradled hardboard, ready to hang.

I just wanted to share a quick note on my paintings that might not be obvious unless you come to one of my gallery shows! Recently I’ve been using cradled hardboard instead of canvas for some of my works. Instead of painting on a canvas stretched onto a frame, the cradled hardboard format allows me to paint directly on a piece of wood that offers rigid support for the oil medium. The blank sides make the paintings ready to hang as-is – no frame needed! They can still be framed if you prefer, but many of my customers enjoy this look because it has a much more contemporary feel.

In fact, many of my oil paintings on canvas can also be hung without a frame. I paint the whole canvas — sides included — for a wraparound effect. Again, the result is a clean, modern work of art that will fit nicely on any wall.

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Daring Views of Grizzly Peak

I’ve been fortunate enough to occupy a studio that looks out over Grizzly Peak in Ashland. These paintings are a series I did on different days in the month of May. Looking at the very different scenes that can be composed from one vantage point, I’m reminded that there is opportunity to capture beauty everywhere – if we’re able to see it and dare to paint it.

"Grizzly Peak Reposed" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Reposed” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

8×8″
Cradled hardboard
$295

 

"Grizzly Peak Emerged" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Emergence” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

8×8″
Cradled hardboard
$295

 

"Grizzly Peak Transmuted" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Transmuted” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

8×8″
Cradled hardboard
$295

 

"Turbulence over Grizzly Peak" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Turbulence over Grizzly Peak” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

8×8″
Cradled hardboard
$295

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Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

On a hot summer day, a group of plein air students and I headed out early to capture the stunning colors of Emigrant Lake. I created this piece as a demonstration, and the cool blue water still calls to me for a swim!

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)
10″x10″
Cradled hardboard
$395

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A Invitation from Silvia Trujillo to Paint en Plein Air!

Lupines & Poppies by plein air painter Silvia Trujillo

Hello there artist friends,

 Now that summer is coming to an end, here’s a chance to sharpen your painting skills and enjoy the remaining warmth before Fall and Winter set in. Hosted by the Rogue Gallery, a workshop in plein air painting is being offered for beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn more about atmospheric perspective, how light effects color, and how to compare values for accuracy. We will be painting Table Rock and Rogue River at a location near Tou Velle Park in Medford on Sat, Sept 23 from 10am -4pm. I promise a fun and informative time for all… join us if you can ;)

 Also coming up is a plein air workshop hosted by The Lassen Art Center in Shingletown, CA. This location is at the base of Lassen National Park which is a great place to visit during the Fall season for sight seeing, hiking, and just relaxing.The date is set for Oct 21 &22, and if weather permits painting will be conducted outdoors to capture the Fall scenery. In case of rain we can paint indoors while looking out at the lovely grounds of the center.

 I know for many of you in the Rogue Valley it’s been one long, smoky summer. Personally I was unable to get out to paint on location as much as I would’ve liked so now that the smoke has cleared I’m planning on making up for lost opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join either of these workshops or would like to set up a private session or two.

Wishing you well,

silvia

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal's Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal’s Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition, 2017

On the last weekend of June this summer, artists from across the region convened in the Rouge Valley for an annual frenzy of paint, camaraderie and friendly competition. They changed the rules slightly this year but what didn’t change was that all put out their best work and were deservedly recognized. Here are my three paintings from the event.

“Lupines & Poppies” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Lupines & Poppies

12.5×12.5
Oil on cradled hardboard
$495

 

 

 

 


 

“Drawn to Water” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Drawn to Water

12×12
Oil on cradled hardboard
$495

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Mountain Medicine” © Copyright 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Mountain Medicine

8×8
Oil on cradled hardboard
$195

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Fix & Finish with Silvia Trujillo

Fix & Finish with Silvia Trujillo

Rogue Gallery & Art Ctr is hosting a new class this Sat & Sun: it’s somewhere in between a workshop and an art evaluation. Bring your previous works which might need a bit of improvement for completion, or maybe just add a few finishing touches to make that painting sing!

Fix and Finish with Silvia Trujillo
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.

MEMBERS $75 NON-MEMBERS $90 Students to bring pieces to be fixed and finished and the materials they used. Register Here >>

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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