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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

New Exhibits, Starry Night Benefit Auction at Rogue Gallery & Art Center Sept. 2017

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Detail of BECKONING by Linda Elesiya Evans
 BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY 
New Exhibit in the Community Gallery

Pastel Vistas:
Linda Elesiya Evans

September 1–October 6, 2017

Mountain Glow
Linda Elesiya Evans, MOUNTAIN GLOW, pastel

Reception: Friday, September 15, 5:00-8:00 pm
With live music by Craig Evans on keyboard

Phoenix Oregon artist Linda Elesiya Evans oil paintings and pastels reflect her love
of the beauty of the Rogue Valley,the coasts, wine country, and mountains.

New Exhibit in the Members’ Gallery

We have all new artwork from over 40 artists in the Members’ Gallery.
Come in and see the art before someone else buys your favorite piece.
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Janet Ekholm, CELEBRATION, oil pastel

Janet Ekholm, CELEBRATION, oil pastel

“Starry Night”

A Celebration of Art & Friends

Rogue Gallery’s 2017 Benefit Auction

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm
at the Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford

Our annual auction is our most important fund raiser of the year and a wonderful social occasion. This year we will be holding the auction at the Rogue Valley Country Club with acoustic swing music by local band Gypsy Rogue.

Tickets are $65 per person.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Click HERE>> to see photos from last year’s auction.

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Nature Sketching & Journaling - Table Rock Hike Saturday, May 6

Pastel Landscape Painting with Janis Ellison

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Pastel Landscape Painting with Janis Ellison

at Central Art Supply

Next Class Session; Sept 5 (Labor Day), 26, Oct. 3, 17, 2016

 

Four Monday sessions 9:30am–1:00pm

Fee: $125.00

Location: Central Art classroom

 

“Pastel Painting with a Focus on Landscape” with Janis Ellison

(PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS)

 

*Learn to Paint Elements of the Landscape: Trees, Fields, Distant Mountains in Pastel using simplified techniques.

 

Are you looking for an experienced instructor who provides plenty of information on technique, value, composition, color, and design in an atmosphere of learning where the student feels supported and valued for their own individual artistic journey? Join Pastel Painting with a Focus on Landscape with Janis Ellison for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

 

Class size limited. Register now 541-218-9788

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SOAR Welcomes Artist Carla Griffin!

Carla J Griffin with "Emerald Lake," winner of the 2015 Pastel Society of Oregon Award of Distinction

Carla with “Emerald Lake,” winner of the 2015 Pastel Society of Oregon Award of Distinction

As she continues to make her name known as an important part of the southern Oregon arts community, SOAR welcomes artist Carla J Griffin to the Visual Artist Directory.

An award-winning artist from Grants Pass, Oregon, Griffin works primarily in pastel and oils, skillfully rendering a variety of subjects from still life and portraits of people to landscapes in styles from realism to impressionism. Fearless, she also offers a fine collection of pure abstract paintings. Carla might be considered an emerging artist, yet her work has turned the heads of judges, jurors and critics since she began exhibiting and gains more attention with each new show.

Carla grew up in Eagle Point, Oregon. Her mother was a self-taught artist, and due to her influence Carla has had a lifelong fascination with the shapes, colors, lines, surfaces and reflections she noticed all around her. She wasn’t able to take the time to learn art while raising her family, but was always looking at things, wondering how she would capture their light and beauty. She lived and worked in Texas for 19 years, from where she and her late husband traveled much, visiting the great museums in Europe, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston and Chicago. After she married Burton, they moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. After settling in, she started taking classes with Marshall McDaniel, followed by workshops with Kim Ragsdale, Sue Bennett, Roni Marsh and Jeff Gogue. Jeff introduced her to Ryan Moon at Southern Oregon Art Academy. Her appreciation of the traditional art of Europe made the school a perfect fit. In 2012 Griffin was the first graduate of a three-year program at SOAA.

Bob Maass, oil painting portrait of a man by Carla J Griffin, Grants Pass, Oregon, painted by commission. This painting won a blue ribbon for Best Painting of the Year in a Southern Oregon Society of Artists juried critique in 2015.

Bob Maass, portrait in oil by Carla J Griffin

Griffin’s classical training has provided the strong foundation from which her art continues to grow. She paints in oil and pastel, with abstract works in acrylic. The most recent evidence of her success are two very special awards, 2015 Painting of the Year in the Southern Oregon Society of Artists year-end juried critique for her portrait in oil of Bob Maass and the Pastel Society Award of Distinction in 2015 for her pastel “Emerald Lake,” which went on to win Best in Show at the 2015 Josephine County Artists Association member show. President of the Josephine County Artists Association, Carla’s art hangs at Gallery One in Grants Pass, OR and at Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford, OR.

With these awards and many more to her credit, Carla finally decided it was time to get a professionally created website, and www.carlajgriffin.com was recently completed. She’s even thinking of starting a blog, though that may take some time due to her busy schedule. Please visit Carla J Griffin’s new listing at SOAR for more links and contact information.

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome Carla to the Visual Artists directory and looks forward to sharing many announcements of prestigious shows and awards to come in this very talented woman’s career!

 

 

 

Pastel Painting in a Series, Class with Janis Ellison

Janis Ellison February 2016 Class: Pastel Painting in a Series. Image shown: Winter Blush, pastel painting
Winter Blush, by Janis Ellison

Janis Ellison February 2016 Class: Pastel Painting in a Series

The focus of the next session will be finding what inspires you and creating a series

February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2016

Mondays from 9am-1:00pm, $125.00
Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

Register Now!

541-218-9788

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Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : Rivers and Rocks

Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : "On the River" pastel painting by Janis Ellison. Join me for an exciting 4 week session chock full of painting tips and techniques to improve your paintings or help you get started in Pastel, starting January 4, 2016

Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : Join me for an exciting 4 week session chock full of painting tips and techniques to improve your paintings or help you get started in Pastel, starting January 4, 2016Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : Rivers and Rocks

Join me for an exciting 4 week session chock full of painting tips and techniques to improve your paintings or help you get started in Pastel! Learn techniques in this pastel landscape painting class with Janis Ellison to make your water paintings come alive with movement and color!

Take this opportunity to follow your passion!

From your original concept, you will be provided with step by step demonstrations and manuals to help you take away the tools you need to complete paintings. Individual Coaching at the easel and weekly demonstrations will set you up for success in a fun, inspiring, creative learning environment!

All Levels Welcome!

Ready to simplify your approach and focus on a direct approach to painting? During this session we will begin with a toned surface using a dry application method in Pastel. This class will provide you with that “bread and butter” technique in pastel that translates wonderfully to Plein Air work when time is of the essence. From your original concept you will be provided with step by step demonstrations and manuals to help you take away the tools you need to complete paintings. Individual Coaching at the easel and weekly demonstrations will set you up for success in a fun, inspiring, creative learning environment.

All levels welcome, a supply list will be provided

Deposit of 50.00 due at registration with the remainder due the first day of class. Feel free to call if you have questions.

Four Monday Sessions; 9:30-1:00 pm, March 2, 9, 16, and 23rd.

Ongoing Four week sessions after this session with a new focus each workshop.

Send Deposit to;

Janis Ellison

400 Rustic Canyon Drive

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Contact Information:
Janis Ellison

541-218-9788

Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : Rivers and Rocks

$125.00
Workshop Dates: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, and 1/25, 2016
Time: 9:30-1:00 pm
Location: Central Art Supply Classroom
101 North Central Avenue
Medford, OR 97501

Deposit of 50.00 due at registration. Send to Address below.

High Desert Falls

“High Desert Falls” was a demonstration painting for my weekly class on the subject of choosing a warm or cool palette for a painting using the Analogous Color Wheel. The subject was inspired by a hike in the Las Vegas hills to a waterfall (yes! there is nature in Las Vegas). I kept the subject loose and painterly to fit the subject of moving water. This painting is available through http://dailypaintworks.com

 

 

 

First, I decided to create two small pastel sketches, 6×8 using cool color choices and secondly, warm color choices. The colors you see on the strips to the right of the sketches are the color choices for the under painting.

 

When choosing these colors I used the Analogous Color Wheel which is based on the Munsell Color Wheel. Munsell used five primary colors; Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple, differing from the traditional triadic color wheel; using the three primary colors of Red, Yellow and Blue.

For example for the warm color palette, I chose Orange as my dominate Hue, then followed the color wheel to choose the complement and discord colors. It is important to remember to use the neutrals and not necessarily the full chroma or intensity of the colors chosen.

 

This system will automatically create a harmonious color palette and simplify your choices as you paint. Give this system a try today, I think you will find it will expand your color choices beyond attempting to copy the colors of your photographic reference.

 

If you want to challenge yourself further, create the painting from a black and white version of your reference, as I did in these sketches to free you up from local color and get your creative juices flowing!

 

6×8 Pastel Sketches with pastel spread with alcohol under painting in both cool and warm color choices

I chose the warm color palette using predominantly Terry Ludwig Shades of Nature Set for the under painting. I further varied my final version of the painting by choosing the composition from the cool sketch and the palette choices from the warm sketch. Does your brain hurt yet?

 

Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Festival

Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 6-8, 2015. This year I’ll be representing my gallery, Haystack Gallery throughout the weekend events. Friday night is the Art in Action event where the public gathers to watch artists create their works of art with an opportunity to purchase directly from the artist.

Saturday, I will be demonstrating “Anatomy of a Wave” in pastel at Haystack Gallery. Please come by and visit if you are in the area, or consider making a trip to Cannon Beach for this fun weekend filled with Art, performances and a special concert.

www.cbgallerygroup.com

www.cannonbeach.org/stormy-weather-arts-festival

 

Family Farm

What could be better than spending a fall morning painting at a family farm, Pennington Farms in Applegate valley near where I live in Southern Oregon? penningtonfarms.net

The renovated rustic barn on their large berry farm produces a wonderful variety of berry jams and home baked pies and cookies. The Pennington family welcomed our painting group, PASSO who worked diligently to represent an aging barn brought to life.

I painted this pastel directly on Wallis Belgium Mist surface using a variety of hard and soft pastels. I sketched the image first in my notebook with pencil, doing a rough value study. Then I drew the basic shapes and outline on the surface with a paynes grey Creatacolor pastel pencil.

I didn’t have an umbrella and the sun became very intense after about an hour in a half so I knew it was time for a cookie break and to start the next painting.