Friday, December 28, 2012

Scott Gellatly Workshop

From a post on Scott's blog; " I'm pleased to announce my upcoming workshop, Exploring Color Palettes - Make Color work for you in Still Life, at the Oregon Society of Artists in Portland. This one-day, hands-on workshop will be held on Saturday, January 5th from 9am - 4pm.

This workshop will explore various color palettes, while focusing on the three main components of COLOR (Value, Hue, and Chroma) in Still Life Painting. We will work with each component of color individually through small studies, and then tie them all together during longer painting sessions. The goal of the workshop is to encourage you as a painter to develop a personalized color palette that supports your own, unique artistic vision.

The workshop will start with a lecture demonstration on Color Space, pigment history, and color palettes. There will be color-mixing and painting demonstrations throughout the workshop. Most of the workshop, however, will be painting time to put these concepts into practice.

To enroll in this workshop, please contact the Oregon Society of Artists."

Monday, December 3, 2012

Marla Bagatta Workshop in January


Join in for an intense three day pastel painting workshop next year. You will learn to paint poems, not novels in pastel! Learn how to swiftly capture mood, light, and accurate form by concentrating on the “process” rather than the product. Techniques for achieving a spontaneous yet controlled approach will be practiced with an emphasis on value and color ideas to make your pieces “work”.

Marla creates a supportive, energetic atmosphere, encourages humor and fun while providing the necessary structure for artistic growth. Each day will begin with a short lecture and demonstration followed by suggested exercises and individual mentoring at your easel. Each day will close with a positive actionable critique.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gallery Show for November

Everything in the gallery this month costs $100 dollars or less.  Some really beautiful work has already been claimed.  If you can't get there today, Tuesday will be great!  See You there!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Craig Srebnik. for the May Luncheon

This Thursday, May 10th at 11am, our Demo Artist is Craig Srebnik. He will demonstrate and reveal "secrets" used by figure painting masters including: composition of light and dark masses, proportions, structure and planes of the figure; mixing colors, layering and blending skin tones on canvas.

Doors open at 10am. A light luncheon will be served at noon.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New for 2012!

The Gallery will open for First Thursday!  The member meeting and evening demonstration is moving to First Thursday as well.   Doors will open February 2nd at 5:30 pm, The critique group will run from 6pm followed by the meeting and evening demo close to 7pm.   Our Guest speaker and demonstrator is Barbara McDonald, long time member and volunteer of OSA.  She will be demonstrating her drawing techniques with graphite and how she prepares to make greeting cards.  Your critique leader for the evening will be Lorraine Busheck
The gallery show for February will be the Family and Friends Show; for members that have little and old budding artists in the household.  Looks like a good time coming for all that can attend.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Photos Don't Rule the Composition

Steve Kleier  has searched his photos for the perfect composition and is here to tell you,"It isn't going to exist!" But that's a good thing. Before Steve ever got to paper and paint he did a full size sketch using his photo as a Guide - The boat and dock weren't even there and he zoomed in on all the buildings and piers on the right. Whether you paint from life, outdoors or a photo be sure to get away from an exact replica of your photograph and create a more interesting painting.  Check the slide show below for the progress of Steve's work today.  Steve teaches watercolor on Tuesday at 10-1pm at Oregon Society of Artists.