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Workshop Piece

I took another workshop with Michael Grimaldi at BACAA this month. As usual, the experience was extremely enlightening in pretty much every artistic way. Structure, perspective, anatomy, light – natural light situations. Here is the drawing I created during the session. I had such a great experience that I am signing up to go […]

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Portrait of Adara

I have wanted to paint another portrait of Adara for years – ever since painting this first version when she was about 10 years old. You may notice a serious expression on her face. This is due to her EXTREME displeasure at having to sit still for 20 minutes at a time. After this first […]

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Location, Location, Location Paint Out

Oaks by the Umpqua, by Sarah F Burns

I participated in my first Plein Air Painting Competition last weekend in Roseburg, Oregon for the Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s Location, Location, Location Paint Out. I was surprised to find myself very, very nervous while painting. I did not bring my camera – ? – what’s wrong with me? – so I have no photos […]

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The Artists’ Workshop 27th Annual Art Show and Sale

Marilynn Hurst, A Time Gone By

Join the members of the Artists Workshop for their 27th Annual Show & Sale Aug 20 – 28, 2011 at the US Hotel Ballroom, California and 3rd Street, Jacksonville!

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Southern Oregon Stitchers

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Not much to say about this piece – I really hated it when I was painting, but with a little time and distance, it’s grown on me.

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Sign Painting Project

Today I continue to work on this sign painting commission project. It’s pretty fun. It will ultimately be installed on a restaurant fence to cheerfully greet people as they come in for their mountain man breakfasts. I’m using unfamiliar materials – an outdoor piece requires some extra care – and in this case the extra […]

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New Models

I just got a new batch of art models for the summer- and I hired them off of Craigslist. People raise eyebrows when they hear this. For the most part, it’s perfect. I’ve found some excellent new models this way. Will, from last week’s post was a Craigslist find. He’s a member of a local […]

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New Approach

On the Wednesday evening long poses I usually like to paint on panels sized about 12 x 16 ish. I’m kind of a creature of habit, but I’m also busy and temporarily out of titanium (needed to make the gesso I use to prepare panels) so at the last minute I had to grab whatever […]

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Ink Wash Exercises

If you want to go to an evening Life Drawing Session in Ashland, Oregon you have two choices: My group at Second Floor Studios or Steve LaRose’s group at Tease. The spring weather fronts seem to have been blowing in a desire to switch things up and try sketching with ink wash, because in the […]

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