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Clue 2: Art For Life

John Petersen, Creation Care Mystery Clue #2

  A “new” form of art has evolved:   The photos show the new medium. It is quite creative.  It’s purpose is to save our planet.  It is “Art For Life”.   The next post will reveal “The Rest of … Continue reading

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Portrait Painting with Andrew Ameral

Portrait of Astrid by Andrew Ameral

I am working with Ashland Art Center to put on a  Portrait Painting workshop with Andrew Ameral in March 2014. EIGHT DAYS. This gives you enough time to really sink your teeth in. Andy is widely loved as an artist and teacher.  He is smart, generous and has a vast amount of experience.  A hard […]

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Florence Dunes

Florence Dunes, image by John Petersen

  This photo was taken in Florence, Oregon with the low morning light revealing the soft wind-swept curves of the dunes.   This is my first image from the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a 40 mile stretch along the … Continue reading

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If It’s So Much Fun, Why Are Artists So Crazy, Depressed, Moody and Weird?

I read an interesting article about discovering the current stereotype of a city by typing “why is ————- so” and letting Google’s auto complete fill in the common searches. That led me to wonder what the stereotype for artists is these days.  So I keyed “why are artists” and then “why are artists so”  and […]

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More from the Oregon Garden

  The Oregon Garden in Silverton has a variety of “Specialty Gardens”.  Here are a couple of Lilies from the Water Garden where they combine wildlife habitat and treated wastewater recycling, two functions which are usually kept separate.   Borage, … Continue reading

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All Creation Sings His Praises

John Muir exclaimed, “As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.  I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche.  I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get … Continue reading

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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

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Fixed

Painting by Sarah Burns

A belated post with my efforts for the Fixed Show at Ashland Painters Union April 2013. Fixed was the theme and show title, a conceptual show thought up by – suprise, suprise – a college student member. When I thought of an idea that worked with what I like to do, I got less sarcastic […]

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Highway to the Clouds

Highway to the Clouds, image by John Petersen

Highway to the Clouds, image by John Petersen I was on my way to the Umpqua Valley on a lonely road during a misty rain and this scene caused me to pull over … something about the craggy tree and heavenly light from around the bend … mixed with the fog … makings of a magical moment.

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Plein Air Medford

"Garfield and Hwy 99, Medford" Oil on panel 12″ x 20″ by Sarah F Burns

Garfield and Hwy 99, near the new Rogue Federal Credit Union and the new Super Walmart. You can see the new Harry and David building to the right in green. New New NEW! Filed under: Landscape, painting, Paintings Tagged: 2013, art, fine art, Inspiration, landscape, life, oil, oil painting, oregon, painting, plein air, rogue valley, […]

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