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Getting Your Art Out to the Public, Part 1

So, you want to be an artist…Don’t just sit there… Do something! Journal entry February 16, 2019 This week we were hammered by storm fronts one after another with very cold temperatures and lots of moisture creating very deep snow. The snow was so deep that we were snowed in for two days making it impossible for anyone to make it up to The Grand View Ranch for a campfire or even an evening around our cozy fireplace at the ranch house. I love to rest on my Craftsman couch in front of the fire and sip a cup of…

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Eye-Opening Works for the Oregon Retina Center

Last summer I received a commissioned project for the Oregon Retina Center in Medford. They wanted three large abstract works to add color and energy to their halls. Years ago, I worked primarily in large format and I’d forgotten how much I love the process. I stocked up on large brushes (like you would use […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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? 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 […]

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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 […]

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Misty Veil (For Becky)

When the sun shines through the fog the quality of light is an impressionist’s dream. I painted this on the Oregon Coast with my long-time plein air canine companion, Becky. It was the last time she accompanied me and I miss her now every time I go out to paint. She was my light in […]

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Create a Strong Brand for Yourself and Your Artwork

Artists create! We create music, we write, we dance, and we create art for the purpose of self-discovery and self-expression.  Our need to express is an inherit part of our being and is truly the essence of being human. Our need to communicate with others is the highest form of art.  The process of sharing our creations, in exhibitions and art shows or selling them online or in galleries, all require a solid business approach to be successful. When you are ready to sell your art, it is important to create a brand name for your company.  A brand name…

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The Secret of Painting from Life

The Secret of Painting from Life If you want to see the world as spectacular as it is, take a walk in the forest with an artist. The painter’s eye is more sensitive and receives a vast amount more information than a normal person who is seeing the same view. When students first come to my classes, within weeks they report that they have never before seen the world “in color” as they are able to do now and that painting has opened their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. The first assignment for new students who come to…

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