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Deliberate Practice Applied To Drawing Better

Purpose. This article is about practicing smarter using strategic, or deliberate practice, as it applies to the skill of realistic drawing. I will introduce the idea of deliberate (or strategic) practice then share my views on two articles on how to draw and sketch better.  The articles are from the website “Jen Reviews”. Clarifying Terms. […]

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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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Private Sessions

Private Sessions Just call me to schedule a time for me to sit down with you, conjour up what you’d like to focus upon and then, I’ll craft a specific 2 hour class just for you! It’s one of my favorite arrangements with those I have the privilege of helping along the watercolor path. Contact […]

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Monthly Journaling Clinic 2017 Update

Monthly Journaling Clinic I continue doing my fun and successful monthly, Visual Art Journaling Clinic in my Ashland Art Center Studio! Each 3rd Friday, 3-5pm we gather for an new topic with first a quick demo, then all you have your hand at it in these intimate yet relaxed class. Call me to reserve your […]

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Women’s Retreats

Women’s Retreats Alpine Celebration Our August Women’s Alpine Celebration this year was beyond my wildest dream of success. Our cozy group was dazzled by a new chef (“Bear”, by name, in photo), sparked creatively making “everyday a surprise” (to quote one participant) and swooned by personal time enough to even practice one’s mandoline (honest, “I […]

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Traveling Conversations at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, January 2018

California CoaStal Clouds, by Elaine Frenett

“Traveling Conversations” January 2018 at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Gallery III, I’ll be presenting with my dear peer artists, Jean Warren and Floy Zittin, our continuting project, of over 10 years, mailing visual exchanges in paintings (two forms: 5×7 inch individual statements – over 150 – and our collaborative large sheet watercolor pieces). More […]

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Ashland Open Studios Tour

Artist Demo at Apple Cellar Bakery during Art Presence Art Amble, Feb 2, 2010

Ashland Open Studios Tour Because I’ve moved to Talent I’m FINALLY able to participate in Open Studios. Do come by October 14-15th, 11-5pm. Here’s a handy map and I’ll be doing a demo Saturday at 3pm should you want to catch me …

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Inner Bridges Show, Ashland Art Center

Inner Bridges show, Elaine Frenett

“Inner Bridges” Opening October 5th, 5-8pm, for Ashland Art Center‘s Artwalk is my newest experimental work. I’m pairing up with Janette Brown, testing with our creative process how to bring the new and unpredictable to life.

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Relishing Our 2017 Retreat

T’was just like yesterday when I close my eyes. I can see the brilliant sun warming to alpine lake beaches and granite, the giggles as we attempted to sketch standing under fragrant evergreens or devouring the crazy decadent and luscious … Continue reading

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October Art Show: Peggy’s People, Ponies and Kitties!

You Are Invited! Hi, its show time!  That is, I’m pleased to say that I am showing my several watercolor paintings at GoodBean Coffee Company in Jacksonville, OR during the month of October.  For those of you who are interested, GoodBean is located at 165 South Oregon St. in historic Jacksonville.  Let me say that […]

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