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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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Expression of Machinery, 12″x12″, oil on wood,…

Expression of Machinery, 12″x12″, oil on wood, SOLD

Number ten in my series on the nature of numbers represents the culmination of all numbers before it in which a work reaches its true completion and full potential then returns back to the monad, or number one, to start the cycle anew.

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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Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon 2017 Annual Show & Sale Announcement

Joan Franklin’s “Creek View” wins Honorable Mention at SO Plein Air Event

The painting below is called “Creek View”

Creek View, watercolor paitning by Joan Franklin

“Creek View,” by Joan Franklin

 

“Creek View” was painted in Jacksonville, Oregon as part of Southern Oregon
Plein Air, an event sponsored by AWSO (Artist Workshop Southern Oregon)
& Central Art of Medford. I was excited to learn this piece won an Honorable
Mention. Paintings from the event will be shown July 5th through July 21st at
Paschal Winery in Talent, Oregon. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by
during the artist reception, Thursday, July 6th, 6 – 8 pm.

http://www.joanfranklin.com
Facebook – Joan Franklin Art
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RoxyAnn Winery July Artist Reception and Sanctuary One Benefit Night with Blue Lightning Band – Friday, July 14th 4-8PM

Join us to celebrate the animals and help raise some money for Sanctuary One, an animal rescue and care farm in the Applegate Valley! Food trucks will be on site, along with animal art, music for dancing and RoxyAnn wine. The artist reception (4-7PM) is free, with 100% of art sales proceeds benefitting Sanctuary One. The band starts at 6PM, with a $10 cover charge, where half is donated to Sanctuary One! Advance reservations for tables of 8 are available for $70 by calling the tasting room at 541-776-2315. 

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Ashland Gallery Association July 2017 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association July 2017 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, July 7th from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the July Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Please see attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and July Gallery Tour Map.

Ashland Gallery Association July 2017 Spotlight Exhibits

 

Ashland Art Center

Featured Upstairs Artist:  Melody Blore  

Painting by Melody Blore

Painting by Melody Blore

“The Art of Flowers”

Melody is from Southern California and had a flower shop for years called Melody’s Garden.  After moving to Jacksonville she opened A French Boutique, a shop filled with fashion, hats and jewelry and French inspired treats for your home. She now seeks to compile all her colorful interests into her Art.

Featured Gallery Artist: Denise Kester, Original Art Books and Mixed Media

Denise will be featuring her handmade original art books made from monoprints and paste paper with blank paper on the inside as well as her mixed media monoprints with bees wax and handmade paper.

Featured Musicians: Tradewinds  

Photographers’ Gallery

Ocean Falls, study number 1, photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Ocean Falls, study #1, photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Featuring photography by Darcie Sternenberg

“Ocean Falls”

Darcie Sternenberg specializes in black and white imagery and she is presenting a new show called Ocean Falls at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center during the 1st Friday Art Walk on July 7th.

Ocean Falls was created during a storm at Cape Perpetua on the Oregon coast.  Every click of the shutter brought forth an entirely new and unexpected relationship between water and rock as each new wave pounded the shore.  In searching for more intimate scenes, small waterfalls were found, present for a second at a time and then gone.

 

Houston’s Custom Framing

Landscape on Canvas by Thomas Houston

Landscape on Canvas by Thomas Houston

Celebrates 1st and 22nd anniversaries!

July marks our 22nd anniversary of being in business here in Ashland and our first anniversary in our awesome new space!

We will be featuring works by our stable of artists including Thomas Houston, Margie Mee/Michael Bianca, Stephen McMillan, Yugi Hiratsuka, Erin Lee-Gafill and Sean Bagshaw.

If you haven’t been in to see our new space yet please stop by and we’ll give you a tour as we have a much bigger working space, gallery and upstairs image scanning and printing workshop…and you can park right out in front!

We hope to see you!

 

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

Heaven's Balcony, by Ron DiCianni

“Heaven’s Balcony” by Ron DiCianni

Words in Red – Masterpiece 2017/2018 West Coast/Southwest tour

“Best exhibit to come to Eugene this year”, “Compelling”, “Moving”. “Words in Red – the Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus” is Masterpiece’s 2017/2018 traveling exhibit on its 7 city West Coast/Southwest tour. In Ashland July 1 – 23rd this visual plethora of compelling artistically rendered scenes by nationally recognized art legends Michael Dudash, Frank Ordaz, Chris Hopkins, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Ron DiCianni, Dan Chen and more. Stroll through Nicodemus at Night, The Woman at the Well, Healing of the Blind Beggar, The Woman Caught in Adultery, the demise of the demon-possessed pigs, the resurrected Christ on the shore of Galilee.   Experience the cinematic sounds of the Words in Red music score, “Sanctus” by composer Willem van Wyk .   Plus Rogue Valley artists Austin Maloney, Veronica Thomas, Cathy Gallatin,  Debby Fisher and Sandy Cathcart.  

For this show only Masterpiece moves to Rogue Coworks on the corner of E. Main and 64 N. Pioneer (In The Ganiard Opera House across from the Black Swan).

 Celebrate at the opening reception with us Saturday, July 1st at 7:00 pm ( $7 at the door/reception) .    Open Daily   11 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Sun. noon – 6.   Regular admission is free.   Group tours available. Call 541. 601.7496.

Words in Red Exhibit by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

Masterpiece Christina Fine Arts Foundation logo and header imagePresents

 Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017

“Words In Red, – the Direct, Uncensored,  Provocative Words of Jesus”
July 1 – 23, 2017
 

Opening Reception Saturday, July 1st in Ashland, Oregon

    Ashland is known for its world renowned Shakespeare Festival. What guests will also find this July is the traveling “Words in Red” fine art exhibit.  Guests and tourists from across the country can stroll through this fine art gallery to view Nicodemus at Night, The Woman at the Well, Healing of the Blind Beggar, The Woman Caught in Adultery, the demise of the demon possessed pigs, the crucifixion, the resurrected Christ on the shore of Galilee.  A visual plethora of compelling artistically rendered scenes by contemporary art legends Michael Dudash, Ron DiCianni, Frank Ordaz, Chris Hopkins, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen and local artists Austin Maloney, Cathy Gallatin, Debby Fisher, Veronica Thomas, and Melanie Cardinal.

Plus the cinematic sounds of the Words in Red music score, “Sanctus” by Willem van Wyk
Experience this enrapturing sound
July 1 – 23rd

Rogue Coworks at the corner of East Main and 64 N. Pioneer St across from the Black Swan Theater .
Join us for the opening reception
Saturday, July 1st  at 7:00 pm.  $7 at the door/reception or advance tickets here
Daily   11 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Sun. noon – 6.   Regular admission is free

Group tours available . Call 541. 601.7496  for info.

Santus CD cover, music by Wilhelm van Wyk, Masterpiece Christina==an Fine Arts Foundation

Can’t make the show, but want to explore the Words in Red exhibit?   Order the full Gallery Guide here with artist bios, full color depictions and more.

Experience the Incredible Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on a moving journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ and the artwork of Words In Red, these musical tracks accompany the exhibit experience . Listen now and download one or more of these compelling melodies.