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Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition, 2017

On the last weekend of June this summer, artists from across the region convened in the Rouge Valley for an annual frenzy of paint, camaraderie and friendly competition. They changed the rules slightly this year but what didn’t change was that all put out their best work and were deservedly recognized. Here are my three […]

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Still Life: “Coffee Cup With Rabbit Netsuke”

Still Life For Suzanne. Greetings!  I’d like to share with you my latest still life painting:  “Coffee Cup With Rabbit Netsuke”.    The setup is a sort of homage to my sister Suzanne.  She likes rabbits and she gave me the coffee cup.  Yellow and red are her favorite colors.  I don’t know about other […]

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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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Hooked on Oils

Here’s a poetic gem from one of my sudents, Susy, that I just had to share. “Hooked” when i took my clothes off i found a dot of light green on my inner thigh… a streak of viridian running from wrist to elbow chartreuse on my cheek. aching from squatting wrinkled from squinting and withered […]

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Skies and Clouds Workshop August 25

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A Poem

Another gem from Student Susy. “Hooked” when i took my clothes off i found a dot of light green on my inner thigh… a streak of viridian running from wrist to elbow chartreuse on my cheek. aching from squatting wrinkled from squinting and withered in 97 degrees F, i slipped into a parade of kissing […]

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DIY Paintbrush Holder

Normally this blog is just about my paintings and workshops, but I just had to share THIS! A fabulous art student of mine, Susy, sent the idea along and it could easily save you $20 for a paintbrush holder. Won’t tip or accidentally get knocked over. Plus, when it inevitably gets dirty with paint, just […]

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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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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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Upcoming Workshops: Skies & Clouds, Plein Aire & more!

Get Out and Paint this Summer! I love teaching workshops and have three fantastic ones coming up in the next few weeks. It’s fun to get together with a group of other artists to refine skills and share experiences. I hope you can join us. Details below. Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo Rogue Gallery […]

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