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Love Rhymes with Everything – An Interview with Dana and Kat for Barefoot Vegan Magazine

Thank you Barefoot Vegan Magazine for including this interview with me and Kat von Cupcake in your beautiful June issue! Below is an except from the magazine.

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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]

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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 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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Love Rhymes with Everything is a VegNews Staff Pick!

We are thrilled to be noted as a staff pick in the June 2017 issue of VegNews Magazine!

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Love Rhymes with Everything Book Event for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

We have photos from our book event last week, thanks to Midge Raymond who came prepared to take lots of photos, while also helping us manage the book sales process! We had a full house at Umpqua Bank Potrero Hill, and sold 59 books, with all proceeds (over $650) benefitting Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. A big thanks to Kimberly Floren for arranging the event and creating swag bags for all our attendees! Muttville even brought several dogs who are looking for new families. What a wonderful organization! Find out more about their work, and see their available dogs at


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Embracing Painting Distractions – Dana Feagin Art News – April 2017

I’m a bit delayed in posting this link to my April newsletter. Click on the image below.

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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”.

Oil on canvas

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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.


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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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Fall Burst – Lithia Park

© Copyright 2016 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Fall Burst” © Copyright 2016 Silvia Trujillo Art

Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon is world-renowned for its incredible trees and flowers, nestled between our bustling downtown and the rugged mountains. In fall, it’s an artist’s delight. Let this impressionist view sweep you away to this charming place, where time slows down and nature shows her colors.

Oil on canvas panel

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