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Its That Darn Brand Thing Again! On Defining My Brand

Introduction: My Own Brand, or Modus Operandi Lately I’ve been thinking about “brand” as it relates to my own artistic style or modus operandi (MO).  Why do I avoid defining my brand?  Choices; there comes a time when we can’t do it all.  I have come to realize that if I don’t focus on a […]

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About An Artist’s Vision Plus New Three Minute Egg Paintings

Artist Vision:  How To See. Greetings!  I’d like to share with you two of my latests pieces in my “Three Minute Egg Series”.  Furthermore, I’d like to talk about how I come up with my artistic vision for a series, using my current paintings as an example. The Good Question. A friend and collector of […]

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Tangents – What Are They and Why Care?

Off On A Tangent. Tangents – what are they and so what? Purpose.  My intention in writing this article is to explore and perhaps shed some light on how the word “tangent(s)” is used in drawing, illustrating, painting and photography.  I would like to share with you how this topic came up in conversation.  Then, […]

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Its About Egg – Broken And Otherwise

Potato Salad Friday – With Egg Hi and Good Friday To You! I was making a potato salad this morning, with hard-boiled egg, and was thinking about the paintings I’ve been doing lately with eggs and egg cups. What is so special about eggs? I don’t really like eating just plain old eggs, though I […]

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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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Deconstructing A Realistic Painting Toward Abstraction

Lessons Learned From Gabriel Mark Lipper’s Deconstructing Class. For most of February and March of this year, I have participated in art instructor Gabriel Mark Lipper’s “Deconstructing a Painting” Class. Hmmm, I don’t recall if he actually had a title for the course. In any case, seems to me that we called it the deconstructing […]

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Eugenia Talbott Featured in Rodeo News

Oil Painting of the legendary saddle bronc, Lunatic Fringe, in action. Artist Eugenia Talbott Adderson, 2016

Artist Eugenia Talbott Adderson with “Lunatic Fringe” on easel.Image by Lee Otsubo

Lunatic Fringe—the legendary saddle bronc and true rodeo celebrity—has a huge fan base, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet this year in Wickenburg, Arizona. He’s a big, powerful horse, and stunningly beautiful. 15 years old, 1325 lbs. and 15.2 hands. I’m told he’s a gentleman, but that he took his job seriously in the arena. He appeared 11 times at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR).

Bruce Hunt, father of Anna Hunt and soon to be father-in-law to Matt Burch, commissioned my painting of Lunatic Fringe. Matt and his brother Chad own Burch Rodeo Company and Lunatic Fringe, who is said to be one of the best saddle broncs in generations. It was a fun project and an honor to paint this handsome stallion. Lunatic was retired after this year’s 2016 NFR at the New

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First Friday Art Walk in Ashland- April 2017

“Flower Girl” photograph by Leonard Lee

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits – April 2017

Art and Soul Gallery

“The Wanderer” Oil Paintings by Diana Wright

Grab your keys and go….from a San Francisco luncheon to sun-drenched Cayucos and then to a cool, mist filled day in Bandon, Oregon, I have marveled at the endless beauty of the world. The landscape renews us, brings us joy and hope in a time filled with anxious thoughts and feelings. Yes, we are sorrowful at the shrinking of the natural world. We stagger at the perils of over civilization, pollution, global warming, the shrinking of animal habitats, the acidification of the oceans, (to name a few), as they loom over our lives in an endless stream of fear. However, the joy of creating seems to transcend my fear. As I paint, I am in prayerful reverence for nature and I hope to communicate love, joy, and transcendent hope.

 

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Doing Color Studies

The Value of Color Studies. Greetings!  I am going to give you a short introduction about why I do color studies, then outline how I devised my own color study project.  Finally, I’ll share with you some of the lessons I learned by doing the studies. And, I might add, it is the “doing” that […]

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