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New Work: Fawn’s Early Light

Stefan Baumann Artist of the American Wilderness “Fawns Early Light” 24 x 36 Oil on Panel By Stefan Baumann Gallery in Mt. Shasta $9,000 -Journal Note June 13, 2017   “If you want to see the world for the first time, take a walk with an artist!” I’m inspired every time I take walk in the forest located behind The Grand View Ranch and I’m always surprised at what I encounter. Often I see a family of Red Foxes running about. Once in a while I have come face to face with a black bear as he walked aimlessly through…

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Solstice Bed

While browsing the garden for inspiration, I discovered that the Bamboo I thought I had secured within a deep walled box, had run amok and was vigorously sprouting throughout the adjacent flowers. While snapping them off hoping to at least … Continue reading

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Eve Margo Withrow – Creative Journeys and Adventures!

Art Party with Eve Margo Withrow

Newsletter update with new work, classes, art parties and more from the studio of Eve Margo Withrow

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My sketch of a Buddha in royal technicolor.

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Ashland Paint Out: A Celebration of Arts and Parks

It’s wonderful to be back in Ashland among our thriving artistic community! On Saturday, I participated in Ashland Paint Out, a plein-air-painting competition (though it was all very convivial) that sent local artists out into North Mountain and Lithia parks. Our mission was to capture the landscape, colors and visions of these world-class parks and […]

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Duomo Redux

The Duomo in Florence captured me in many ways. Reading “Brunelleschi’s Dome” while staying there made it even more remarkable. […]

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Mother and Child

Madonna statuary in Italy fascinated me. This especially beautiful one happens to be in San Francisco, however. Small prints 3 […]

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Studio Table

The wonderful Seth, over at The Altered Page has a new challenge! He has a call to participants to join him on Thursday September 18th, “as we celebrate the studio table: uncensored, unedited, and most likely unkempt.” So, thinking of this I started a new project and here is the mess I made. I started out with some calligraphy sheets of paper, my twinkling H2o’s and some inks. And a water dish and paper towels…

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Changing Light

The changing light brings hope of cooler days. Its been such a hot dry summer, filled with thunder and lightening storms and the threat of fire has been on all of our minds during this usually green season. Still its been a good summer. Mornings of kayaking in the river and mountain lakes near our home. Preparing for workshops and traveling to Colorado. You can see photos of Decorated Pages, my workshop at MomoLolo Coffee…

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I painted these coastal scenes in plein air at the Oregon Coast through an annual event that artist Eric Sandgren sponsors every year. He conducts workshops and invites all plein air painters to come and join at the various locations. Painting with a group adds to the excitement and creates a camaraderie that transforms the usually solitary experience into […]

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