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Happy Art

Someone told me recently, your art is happy. I was both flattered and deflated. Of course, any mention or acknowledgment of what we are creating is a luxury. I should not split hairs on the quality of compliment. But the museum loving gallery junkie in…

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Cherry Tomatoes

The world appears to be falling apart. Or imploding. Or both and I’m scared and angry and frustrated at how helpless it makes me feel. Domestically, the word “Charlottesville” will sum up a national outrage for years to come. Internationally, Korea, Ba…

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July 2017 at Art du Jour

The Sentry, by Kay Myer

 

July at Art du Jour Gallery

 

Featured Watercolor Artist Kay Myer, and Cammy Davis in Our Salon The Sentry, by Kay Myer Rose BoKay, by Kay Myer Grenache Rose, by Kay Myer

“The gentle flow of beautiful colors fusing together and traveling with generous splashes of water” is Kay Myers’ description of her watercolor style, and she says her “best friends,” her sable brushes, “do most of the work with minimal strokes.” Kay is never at a loss for inspiration and can delight in the smallest things, light on a leaf, sparkle on water, and is passionate about painting nature in her colorful, loose and interpretive style. She has been painting in watercolor since the 1980s and “loves exploring the endless possibilities this medium allows.”

​Kay’s art hangs in collections in Koln, Bachingen and Reinsdorf, Germany; Krems and Vienna, Austria; Ryd, Sweden; Wales, UK, and many states

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For the Love of Summer: Paintings by Anna Elkins at GoodBean Coffee

&, painting by Anna Elkins, Jacksonville, Oregon

+++ For the Love of Summer: Paintings by Anna Elkins Summer is celebratory in Jacksonville! With the warm weather and cold drinks, Goodbean is one of my favorite spots to meet friends. It’s a treat to have my art on these historic brick walls again. +++

Scenes from the Unconscious at Rogue Gallery and More News

Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylic Right: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, assemblage sculpture

Scenes from the Unconscious

 

Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylicRight: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, sculpture

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Scenes from the Unconscious Micah Ofstedahl & Leona Keene Sewitsky

June 23–August 4, 2017

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. Jacksonville artist Leona Keene Sewitsky explores the unconscious mind in playful, dreamlike, and mysterious sculptures created from recycled objects and paper mache.

Pot of Clover

I have an affinity for 5×7 flat panel canvases. They are relatively inexpensive in a world of spendy art supplies. They make charming postcard paintings, one of my pet side projects.  But most of all, they are the secret sauce in my creativity equ…

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Pot of Clover

I have an affinity for 5×7 flat panel canvases. They are relatively inexpensive in a world of spendy art supplies. They make charming postcard paintings, one of my pet side projects.  But most of all, they are the secret sauce in my creativity equ…

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Pink Roses

“I must have flowers, always and always.” MonetWell, one could argue Monet was on to something. For me, the inspiration is endless, regenerative, serene, peaceful, easy, difficult, contemplative and familiar. I paint florals frequently not only because…

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Pink Roses

“I must have flowers, always and always.” MonetWell, one could argue Monet was on to something. For me, the inspiration is endless, regenerative, serene, peaceful, easy, difficult, contemplative and familiar. I paint florals frequently not only because…

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Dandelions

My garden is not really a garden. It’s a yard. Actually, it’s manicured dirt with some bushes. My house is on a hill, a steep ravine, so the backyard is more of a girls gone wild flower fest with things that bloom on their own time, mostly because it r…

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