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Capturing Light in the Landscape with Pastels

Take Control of Capturing the Light in the Landscape! with Janis Ellison

Don’t miss out on this wonderful pastel landscape series with Janis Ellison!

Take Control of Capturing the Light in the Landscape! with Janis Ellison Dates: January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Time: (Four Monday sessions) 9:30pm – 1:00pm

Fee: $125.00

Location: Central Art Supply classroom

This session will move beyond the basics of color theory and teach you techniques to capture that fleeting sense of light that inspires us to paint.

Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and Individual Instruction time at your easel.

All levels welcome!

Register now 541-218-9788

www.janisellison.com

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A Invitation from Silvia Trujillo to Paint en Plein Air!

Paschal's Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Hello there artist friends,

Now that summer is coming to an end, here’s a chance to sharpen your painting skills and enjoy the remaining warmth before Fall and Winter set in. Hosted by the Rogue Gallery, a workshop in plein air painting is being offered for beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn more about atmospheric perspective, how light effects color, and how to compare values for accuracy. We will be painting Table Rock and Rogue River at a location near Tou Velle Park in Medford on Sat, Sept 23 from 10am -4pm. I promise a fun and informative time for all… join us if you can ;)

Also coming up is a plein air workshop hosted by The Lassen Art Center in Shingletown, CA. This location is at the base of Lassen National Park which is a great place to visit

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New Exhibits, Starry Night Benefit Auction at Rogue Gallery & Art Center Sept. 2017

Detail of BECKONING by Linda Elesiya Evans BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY New Exhibit in the Community Gallery Pastel Vistas: Linda Elesiya Evans

September 1–October 6, 2017

Linda Elesiya Evans, MOUNTAIN GLOW, pastel

Reception: Friday, September 15, 5:00-8:00 pm With live music by Craig Evans on keyboard

Phoenix Oregon artist Linda Elesiya Evans oil paintings and pastels reflect her love of the beauty of the Rogue Valley,the coasts, wine country, and mountains. New Exhibit in the Members’ Gallery We have all new artwork from over 40 artists in the Members’ Gallery. Come in and see the art before someone else buys your favorite piece.

Janet Ekholm, CELEBRATION, oil pastel

Janet Ekholm, CELEBRATION, oil pastel

“Starry Night” A Celebration of Art & Friends Rogue Gallery’s 2017 Benefit Auction

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Rogue Valley Country Club 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford

Our annual auction is our

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Presenting Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017 June 28th - July 1st

 

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art present Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017 June 28th – July 1st

Central Art is partnering with Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon for a very special plein air event this summer! This year we are proud to have as our jurors renowned artists Richard McKinley, www.mckinleystudio.com and Willo Balfrey, www.willobalfrey.com. Together, Richard and Willo will be conducting an optional two day oils and pastels plein air workshop to kick off the event on Monday, June 26th and Tuesday, June 27th. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

 

Registration is now open for all who wish to participate in

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017!

Fees are as follows:

Plein Air Event Only – $65

Plein Air Event & 2 Day Oils & Pastels Workshop Package – $265*

*Workshop included exclusively with Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017. Participants must enroll

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October Workshops at Rogue Gallery

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October Workshops at Rogue Gallery Art of the Wave in Pastel with Janis Ellison Skill Level: All levels are welcome Saturday, October 22, 9:30am-4pm

Do you love the ocean and want some great tips on how to create waves in pastel? Have you always wanted to try pastel but weren’t ready to invest in the materials? Join Janis in a fun learning environment for a one day workshop on creating waves in pastel, all materials provided! Using simplified techniques and a step-by-step process you can expect to complete a pastel. Demonstration in the morning followed by individual coaching.

MEMBERS $100, NON-MEMBERS $115 – ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED Register Here >>

Mixed Media Collage Workshop with Arlene Warner Skill Level: All levels are welcome Saturdays, October 29, 10am-4pm, and November 5, 10am-2pm

Make unique and expressive abstract works using collage and acrylic paint. Create your own painted collage papers using

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Ilene Gienger-Stanfield 3 Day Portrait Workshop

Ilene Gienger-Stanfield 3 Day Portrait Workshop with live models at Central Art Supply. Oils, pastel or drawing. September 16-18

Ilene Gienger-Stanfield 3 Day Portrait Workshop with live models at Central Art Supply. Oils, pastel or drawing. September 16-18

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High Desert Falls

This system will automatically create a harmonious color palette and simplify your choices as you paint. Give this system a try today, I think you will find it will expand your color choices beyond attempting to copy the colors of your photographic reference. […]

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Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Festival

Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 6-8, 2015. This year I’ll be representing my gallery, Haystack Gallery throughout the weekend events. Friday night is the Art in Action event where the public gathers to watch artists create their works of art with an opportunity to purchase directly from the artist. Saturday, I will be demonstrating “Anatomy of a Wave” in pastel at Haystack Gallery. Please come by and visit if you are in the area, or consider making a trip to Cannon Beach for this fun weekend filled with Art, performances and a special concert. www.cbgallerygroup.com www.cannonbeach.org/stormy-weather-arts-festival   […]

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Family Farm

What could be better than spending a fall morning painting at a family farm, Pennington Farms in Applegate valley near where I live in Southern Oregon? penningtonfarms.net The renovated rustic barn on their large berry farm produces a wonderful variety of berry jams and home baked pies and cookies. The Pennington family welcomed our painting group, PASSO who worked diligently to represent an aging barn brought to life. I painted this pastel directly on Wallis Belgium Mist surface using a variety of hard and soft pastels. I sketched the image first in my notebook with pencil, doing a rough value study. Then I […]

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A Free Tool for the Artist

While teaching a Plein Air workshop one summer I invented this tool for participates to put on their easel to remind them to simplify the landscape and focus more on Composition and Design elements in their paintings. To free yourself from trying to render “objects” like trees, bushes, water, and clouds and to think in terms of balance, asymmetrical design, and movement in your painting, try posting this handy tool on your easel. Happy Painting! <!– /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} […]

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