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.

How to Paint a Landscape in Three Different Mediums

How to Paint a Landscape in Three Different Mediums by Anita HartCarroll

Painting the same scene three different times using a different medium on each painting can be very enlightening and a lot of fun! In our article at VeryCreate.com, I explore using pastel, acrylic and watercolor to paint a distinctive landscape of Vantage, Washington on the Columbia River. I share what I learned and what I would do differently the next time I paint the scene.

The goal of the experiment was to see how different each medium handled the same subject and if the final results were unique enough for me to pick a favorite standout. The knowledge I gained by completing the three paintings really surprised me!

In the acrylic painting, I blew up the scale and went for high drama on canvas. Using thin layers of paint and glazes, I was able to adjust the value

Continue reading How to Paint a Landscape in Three Different Mediums

Saturday Campfire Chat – The Artist Inspiration with Stefan Baumann

Saturday Campfire Chat - The Artist Inspiration with Stefan Baumann

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist” -Oscar Wilde Inspiration After one of coldest winters that we have ever experienced at The Grand View Ranch, the snow has finally melted. The days are getting longer and the sunsets are brighter than ever. We have spent all day gathering the fallen wood that broke off the trees when the snow fell. It is the perfect size of wood for burning when we have our first weekly gathering around the campfire and my friends, some artists, and some art collectors get together to discuss art and the meaning of life. It’s Time The evening sky turns from cadmium yellow to magenta with a magnificent display of spring light that transitions our day into darkness. A blanket of stars begins to appear

Continue reading Saturday Campfire Chat – The Artist Inspiration with Stefan Baumann

Table Rock Plein Air Hike

The Nature Conservancy and Medford District BLM annually sponsor a series of free guided hikes at the Table Rocks led by local specialists in different fields. This year’s list of spring hikes – Find Your Nature on the Rocks! – includes one that we thought might be of special interest to your organization. Hikes are free but online registration is required due to limited space.

Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m., LOWER TABLE ROCK OAK LOOP TRAIL

Plein Air Paintout @ the Rocks: Join Darlene Southworth, botanist and artist, for an outdoor painting session along the Lower Table Rock Oak Loop Trail (1/2 mile accessible trail) Bring your sketchpads, painting materials (any medium) and easel and chair, if you desire. Limited to 15 individuals. (https://paintout-hike-2019.eventbrite.com)

If you have any questions or need more info, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Continue reading Table Rock Plein Air Hike

Free Drawing Demo at Central Art March 28th

Lupe Galvan Free Drawing Demonstration Thursday, March 28, 2019 Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm Where: Classroom at Central Art Fee: FREE (Pre-registration required)

Enjoy a 2-hour Demo Presented by Lupe Galvan, MFA This March!

 

Lupe Galvan Free Drawing Demonstration

Thursday, March 28, 2019

 

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where: Classroom at Central Art

Fee: FREE (Pre-registration required)

 

In this free demo, Lupe will cover how to draw a head/face and then demonstrate the use of a limited color palette on toned paper. Techniques shown will include using a measuring system and landmarks to draw a face, and how using a limited color palette can actually be beneficial in understanding color and creating color harmony.

Call 541-773-1444 to pre-register, as space is limited. Learn more about Lupe’s art and career by visiting https://www.lupegalvan.com VISIT CENTRAL ART! Inspiration Center Get your creative juices flowing! Click Here Products & Services Explore a world of art essentials at Central Art. Click Here Events & Classes Plug in to the local art & education scene! Click

Continue reading Free Drawing Demo at Central Art March 28th

Kindred Spirits 2019 Winter Art Classes and Workshops

Kindred Spirits logo

2019 Winter Art Classes and Workshops

Happy New Year to all of you creative souls! We have moved some things around at Kindred Spirits and I have taken over part of the space as my studio/workshop where it will be much more convenient to teach art classes and celebrate your creations through art walks and events. What I want to accomplish, through my classes is not so much that you look at your creation to reach your ideal of perfection, but through the creative process, find your soul, see what amazing gift you have been blessed with and through that, share with the rest of the world. (Who knows what changes we can make). I’m offering but a catalyst and a space to move forward with this in mind. Below is a list of some of the classes and workshops we will be having as well as a series

Continue reading Kindred Spirits 2019 Winter Art Classes and Workshops

Happy New Year! xo

Hello, 2019! xo I really love the first day of the new year. So brand new, fresh as clean sheets on a newly made bed. Usually I take time to write goals, lists, reflect on the good, the bad, the ugly, how to improve, how to audit and adjust the course of life or business […]

Continue reading Happy New Year! xo

Focus On Art Essentials To Stock Your Studio

central art supply Focus On Art Essentials To Stock Your Studio!

What’s In Your Artist Toolbox?

 

Sometimes while you’re getting blissfully lost in an art project, items you use every day get lost in the shuffle. Are missing pencils causing you sleepless nights? Central Art has the cure to your conundrum, making sure that our shelves are always well-stocked with essential tools every artist needs to un-block their creative barriers and get art-ing!

 

It’s as much fun bringing your freshly-acquired art supplies home and organizing them as it is to create with them. Trust us. We get it. It’s a religious experience. If a portfolio, toolbox or the perfect pencil caddy is what you’re after, chances are we’ll either have it or we can order it. If you’re focused more “outside-the-box,” we will happily guide you to the best pencils, paper, brushes or canvas that will suit your individual needs.

 

Want to know more about a brand?

Continue reading Focus On Art Essentials To Stock Your Studio

Transforming Garden Statues

From old, moldy garden Buddha to Medicine Buddha overnight with Unicorn Spit.

Continue reading Transforming Garden Statues

Ginna Gordon 2018-06-30 13:27:00

This dragon went through three Southern Oregon winters and was chipped and peeling flakes of red paint all over the walkway. I was so anxious to paint it with my new find, Unicorn Spit, that I forgot to take a before photo. But here he is in all …

Continue reading Ginna Gordon 2018-06-30 13:27:00

Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art now through June 2018

Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

 

Art Classes! Visit our Website Gelli Printing with Karen O’Brien Saturday, April 14th 10:30 am – 1:30 pm This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial and homemade gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing. $45. Includes all materials. Recommended by Karen: Bring along some soft leaves, so they do not dig into the plate surface and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace… Paint like Van Gogh with Kristen O’Neill Saturday, April 21st 1 – 4 pm All materials provided Leave with an acrylic painting Learn about post-impressionism and Van Gogh Study a master’s work, a time-honored tradition to

Continue reading Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art now through June 2018