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.

Decade In Review: Final Four 2016 to 2019

Happy New Year and New Decade! I’d like to finish out my micro mini “decade in review” by showing you four watercolor paintings.  The paintings represent years 2016 to 2019. 2016. This painting was an experiment in adding Celtic symbols to help tell the visual story.  You might notice the shamrock, Celtic knot and modified […]

The post Decade In Review: Final Four 2016 to 2019 appeared first on Margaret Stermer-Cox.

Continue reading Decade In Review: Final Four 2016 to 2019

Decade In Review: Cell Phone Conversations 2014 & 2015

Hi!  By the time the decade hit the middle years, cell phones and smart phones where everywhere.  And, today’s paintings for my mini review are all about cell phone conversations. Cell Phone Conversations And The Cat. Starting off with “Hang Up And Pet Me” from 2014, we have a woman sitting on a couch in […]

The post Decade In Review: Cell Phone Conversations 2014 & 2015 appeared first on Margaret Stermer-Cox.

Continue reading Decade In Review: Cell Phone Conversations 2014 & 2015

Decade In Review: People As Subject in 2012 and 2013

Hi!  Continuing on in this mini review of the current decade, I’ll touch on 2012 and 2013 today. Since yesterday I featured works from the Toy Pony collection, I thought we would switch subjects.  In 2012 and 2013 I began working with people as subject. The first painting is from my “Just Sayin’…” series of […]

The post Decade In Review: People As Subject in 2012 and 2013 appeared first on Margaret Stermer-Cox.

Continue reading Decade In Review: People As Subject in 2012 and 2013

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

Decade In Review: Toy Pony From 2010 and 2011

Hi!  Just for fun, I thought I would do a mini review of the 2010 to 2019 decade.  My idea is to share two paintings a day representing a year each.  This is an exercise in contemplation, not so much one of critique.  In other words “here is where I was then”. Today, I’ll start […]

The post Decade In Review: Toy Pony From 2010 and 2011 appeared first on Margaret Stermer-Cox.

Continue reading Decade In Review: Toy Pony From 2010 and 2011

Art Du Jour December 2019 Newsletter

Art Du Jour gallery logo

Art du Jour Gallery | 213 E. Main Street, Medford, OR 97501 [email protected]

Home

Continue reading Art Du Jour December 2019 Newsletter

Your Approach – Draw Or Paint First?

What Is Your Approach? One of my nieces recently asked me the following question (and I paraphrase): “Do you draw the subject first or rather, do you paint first?”  The question was addressing how one approaches watercolor painting in particular. Easy Answer, Or Is It? My immediate answer was that my approach is to draw […]

The post Your Approach – Draw Or Paint First? appeared first on Margaret Stermer-Cox.

Continue reading Your Approach – Draw Or Paint First?

Remember Me – It’s About Blogging & Leaving Talent OR

Yes, do you remember me? Remember Me. As I logged into my website in preparation to write this blog post, I noticed the small remark at the bottom of the page.  It read “Remember Me”.   Though the statement was about my password, it made me wonder, will you remember me?   Blog Slow Down. […]

The post Remember Me – It’s About Blogging & Leaving Talent OR appeared first on Margaret Stermer-Cox.

Continue reading Remember Me – It’s About Blogging & Leaving Talent OR

Dive Into Another Watercolor Odyssey with Katrina Meister & Central Art!

Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series "Autumn Pears" with Katrina Meister at Central Art

Dive Into Another Watercolor Odyssey with Katrina Meister & Central Art!

 

Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series “Autumn Pears” with Katrina Meister

 

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where: Central Art

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Fee: $45 – Supplies are included

*Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Payment is required at time of registration.

 

Katrina has teamed up with Central Art to create the Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series!

Each class is focused on supplies or techniques, all materials are included in the cost of the class, and you will have some to take home to continue on your own!

For our next installment, we will be drawing and painting Pears using Daniel Smith Primatek paints to create wonderful granulation effects.

 

Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to register!

 

To see more of Katrina’s work, visit www.katrinascards.com VISIT CENTRAL ART! Inspiration Center Get your creative juices flowing! Click

Continue reading Dive Into Another Watercolor Odyssey with Katrina Meister & Central Art!

Join The Excitement & Discover Daniel Smith Primatek Colors!

NEW WC Workshop! Great Blue Heron with Daniel Smith Primatek Colors! Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series with Katrina Meister When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Where: Central Art Time: 2pm - 5pm Fee: $45 *Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Payment is required at time of registration. Katrina has teamed up with Central Art to create the Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series! Each class is focused on supplies or techniques, all materials are included in the cost of the class, and you will have some to take home to continue on your own! Our next will be using some of Daniel Smith's Primatek colors, paints made from ground stones and minerals, they have a great granular quality! We'll be painting a beautiful Great Blue Heron in this workshop! Contact Katrina 541-601-7221 for more information, and call or stop by Central Art 541-773-1444 to sign up!

 

NEW WC Workshop! Great Blue Heron with Daniel Smith Primatek Colors! Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series with Katrina Meister

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Where: Central Art Time: 2pm – 5pm Fee: $45 *Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Payment is required at time of registration.

Katrina has teamed up with Central Art to create the Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series! Each class is focused on supplies or techniques, all materials are included in the cost of the class, and you will have some to take home to continue on your own!

Our next will be using some of Daniel Smith’s Primatek colors, paints made from ground stones and minerals, they have a great granular quality! We’ll be painting a beautiful Great Blue Heron in this workshop!

Contact Katrina 541-601-7221 for more information, and call or stop by Central Art 541-773-1444 to sign up!

Pre-registration is required. Payment is

required

Continue reading Join The Excitement & Discover Daniel Smith Primatek Colors!