Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE!
ArtistsBillofRights.org reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

With That From The Earth

This poster hangs in my kitchen at Sunshine Hill. I first saw it in the home of Nor Hall back in Minnesota and went right down to a Grand Ave. gallery to find one for myself. It cost twelve dollars or near that, making it expensive for me at the time. …

Continue reading With That From The Earth

With That From The Earth

This poster hangs in my kitchen at Sunshine Hill. I first saw it in the home of Nor Hall back in Minnesota and went right down to a Grand Ave. gallery to find one for myself. It cost twelve dollars or near that, making it expensive for me at the time. …

Continue reading With That From The Earth

Love creates beauty and truth

Yesterday he died, but today his book arrived via UPS. I ordered it last week, and Amazon told me it wasn’t supposed to get here until November. I had no idea that he’d died, until I went searching for his photograph in order to post this: The man who said “beauty is in the eye […]

Continue reading Love creates beauty and truth

THE ANIMALS ARE COMING to Ashland, Oregon.

BIRDS, BEASTS AND BEAUTY – THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS FINE ART EXHIBIT OPENS JULY 25TH at Pioneer Hall THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS 2012/2013 6 city tour Fort Worth, Sedona, San Diego, Ashland, San Francisco, Portland

 

In the heart of this small quaint city of Ashland in So. Oregon, home of the Shakespeare theater, visitors stroll through Lithia Park , one of the most ideallyic and beautiful displays of flora and botanical beauty on the West Coast. And glancing just across the park entrance parkway stands the historic Pioneer Hall. It is there that on July 25th the animals of the Bible will begin to “speak” the compelling story of God’s love and redemption.

This fourth stop on its 6 city tour, “Birds, Beasts and Beauty” is a fine art visual journey with the animals of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation guests

Continue reading THE ANIMALS ARE COMING to Ashland, Oregon.

Trees at Night

John Petersen

  This is my first attempt at “painting with light.”  It is accomplished by setting up your camera before dark using a tripod.  I used my Canon 5D MK II, a 24-105mm f/4L lens, with  the ISO at 100.  I … Continue reading

Continue reading Trees at Night

The Splendor of Bandon

Here is a very fortunate moment in time when the sun, clouds, waves, plume of spray, the silhouetted rocks and the fishing boat were all lined up perfect.  Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good:)

Continue reading The Splendor of Bandon

The Beauty of Painting on Location

First Mesa Hopi Reservation, Oil by Stefan Baumann

As we pass through our lives at 55 miles per hour, we are sometimes disconnected from the life in the countryside that we visit. The scenery and localities become just a blur. The beauty of painting on location is that we not only see the landscapes but we have opportunities to meet interesting people along the way who have gifts to offer us.

Continue reading The Beauty of Painting on Location

Ice Cream, Jackson Brown & Full Moons

It was just such a magical evening . . . I just had to share it with you dear readers. Now, if you’ve known me for any length of time, you know I’m not a big fan of ice cream. Now don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream and my husband talks me into it o…

Continue reading Ice Cream, Jackson Brown & Full Moons

Romancing of the Hay Rolls

My romance with hay rolls began a long, long time ago. Many years ago I painted this image from the Western Slope of Colorado, near Steamboat Springs, when I visited there. I love the sweeping sky and fields during that time of year, stripped with the…

Continue reading Romancing of the Hay Rolls

Using Photography to Create Positive Exposure

Most of us feel that we aren’t photogenic. But what if you have a genetic condition or physical trait that really makes a difference in how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you? Maybe it sounds counterintuitive, but photography actually …

Continue reading Using Photography to Create Positive Exposure