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Yellow: A Month of Focus On One Color

Yellow! To explain, this May I am taking a beginning still life class with artist Karen O’Neil instructing. It is an online class offered by The Art Student’s League of NYC. And, we are exploring the color yellow. Warm or Cool? You might think, or rath…

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2021 And We Are Back In Oregon!

Hello! Happy 2021! I had not realized that I have been gone so long! So, I send you my deepest apologies! And, I am sitting here, having recently finished a cup of espresso, wondering where I have been. That is, what has kept me away from this blog?…

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Building New Muscles – Figure Drawing Class

For me, learning these days is all about “building new muscles”. Hi! Let me explain what I mean. You see, I have been taking a drawing class titled “Elements of Figuring Drawing, Anatomy for Artists” for the past few months. …

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California Watercolor Association’s 51st National Exhibition

Painting Selected For Exhibition. Greetings! I am thrilled to say that my watercolor painting “Three Minute Egg #14 – Blue Espresso Cup” was juried into the California Watercolor Association’s (CWA) 51st National Exhibition. Th…

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“Moon Goddess” – Halloween & Pollinator Bat

Halloween and Bats Go Together. Greetings! It is late October and that must mean it is “Moon Goddess” time. Why October? Well, bats are a traditional theme for Halloween and she is a bat. Or rather, a colored pencil drawing inspired by…

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Autumn In Lithia Park III: A Walk In The Park

Greetings and Happy Autumn! You see, here on the southwestern Washington coast, the leaves are starting to turn. And, the breeze is just a bit cooler perhaps. It feels like Fall. So, while contemplating the change of the seasons, some of my earlier a…

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Talent OR and Remembering On September 11th

Greetings! On this the 11th day of September, I am thinking about my family, friends and colleagues who live in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. The Rogue Valley is our former home. To explain, eleven months ago my husband and I left the Rogue Valley a…

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Zoom Inspired !

My friend and fellow Artist, Pam Hounschild and I have been teaching a Water Media Textures Workshop via Zoom. Pam is a more linear thinker than I am which was essential in pulling this off. Our first online class was … Continue reading

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Five Minute Drawing And #21aweek

Five Minute Drawing – my new “fast and furious” exercise*. It’s About Drawing Skills. Hi! Lately I’ve been working on my drawings skills. I am wondering, does that sound familiar? It seems to me that several of my posts…

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Silvia Trujillo Summer Newsletter

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Silvia Trujillo Summer Newsletter Lately I’ve been setting my sights for a greater understanding of balance, adaptation, and peace in my life. May all of you be well in these most unusual times, and managing to find some serenity in your lives. Finding beauty wherever I can, and continuing to paint has been my saving grace. Several of my patrons have been acquiring more art from me since there is so much nesting going on. I’m grateful to be able to provide them with new work for their collections, and for their fresh decorating schemes. Attached is a link to my eBay store. Why not take a moment and look to see if there is something you’re attracted to. I will be delighted to hear your feedback!. Also attached is a link to a recent videotape of me doing a painting. I think you will find it very entertaining And

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