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Watercolor & Ink Studies – Just For Fun

Introduction. Hi!  I’d like to simply share a couple of watercolor studies.   Why Do Studies. There are several reasons why I like doing these studies.  Here are a few reasons that come immediately to mind. Focus:  One has to pay attention when working with watercolor.  The paint moves and I like to take advantage […]

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Deliberate Practice Applied To Drawing Better

Purpose. This article is about practicing smarter using strategic, or deliberate practice, as it applies to the skill of realistic drawing. I will introduce the idea of deliberate (or strategic) practice then share my views on two articles on how to draw and sketch better.  The articles are from the website “Jen Reviews”. Clarifying Terms. […]

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RGAC Fall 2017 Catalogue and New Exhibits

Rogue Gallery and Art Center

Detail of DARK MOON IN AUTUMN by Alx Fox NEW EXHIBIT! IN THE MAIN GALLERY Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind:

Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

September 29 – November 10, 2017

Keith Johnson, Landscape in Transformation and Balance,

Reception: Friday, October 20, 5:00-8:00 pm

Artists explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson creates artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world. IN THE ROGUE STUDIO The Fall catalog is out! Also see our Fall classes our website! Adult Classes and Youth Classes

ADULTS

Instructor Alx Fox’s paintings are currently in our main gallery exhibit!

Intuitive Abstracts with Alx Fox Saturday, October 28, and Sunday,

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October Art Show: Peggy’s People, Ponies and Kitties!

You Are Invited! Hi, its show time!  That is, I’m pleased to say that I am showing my several watercolor paintings at GoodBean Coffee Company in Jacksonville, OR during the month of October.  For those of you who are interested, GoodBean is located at 165 South Oregon St. in historic Jacksonville.  Let me say that […]

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Classically Trained Artist

What Is “Classically Trained”? Hi! I have been thinking about what makes an artist classically trained. Have you seen that term on a biography of an artist or musician? And, what does that mean? John Stermer, Classically Trained Artist What a funny question, don’t you think? To explain, I have been helping my sister prepare […]

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Figure Demo, WSO Convention (Part Two)

The Demo:  Three Artists, Three Approaches, One Figure Having introduced the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) Spring Convention in my previous post, I’d like to talk about the “Three Artists, Three Approaches, One Figure” watercolor demonstration (demo). Let me say that it was quite a privelege to be asked to participate.  I had the pleasure […]

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WSO Spring Convention (Part One)

Introduction. Hi!  This article is about the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s Spring Convention as a precursor to an article about a watercolor figure demonstration. Just to clarify, I wanted to talk to you about the lessons I learned while participating in a demo for the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) Spring Convention.  However, as I started […]

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Irish Breakfast Tea: Rogue Gallery & Art Center

Greetings! I’m happy to say my painting Irish Breakfast Tea is currently on display at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford OR, for their Celtic Celebration.  This painting is one of four that I have showing at the gallery.  My other three paintings are from my Still Life With Toy Pony collection and I’ll share […]

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Paintings Showing At Downtown Starbucks

Starbucks In Ashland, OR. Showing at Starbucks has been a goal of mine since I painted my first “coffee cup” series painting some nine years ago!  Finally, I have just the opportunity to do so! I am pleased to say that I am showing three of my paintings at one of our local Starbucks coffee houses […]

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Travels To Asia; Paintings of Souvenirs

Connection To Asia. I have traveled to the continent of Asia twice, once to Japan and once to Saudi Arabia.  In this blog post, I’d like to tell you about my travels and share some souvenirs. Converging Events. You might think this an odd subject for the middle of December, but two events converged in my […]

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