Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Instructor Kudos

Oregon Society of Artists member and instructor, Rene Eisenbart, was accepted in the National Watercolor Society's (NWS) open show this fall.  Her accepted painting below; 'Raven Dreams,' led the panel of jurists to consider her for signature membership by submitting three additional pieces for jurying.  We proudly announce Rene has been accepted into signature membership of NWS.
  (signature status is indicated by the artist on her work with a NWS following her name on future paintings)
To look for Rene's current (Tuesday) class, look on the Oregon Society of Artists website here .   
Look for Rene's painting process on her blog

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Art in the Pearl

President William Woods and Jenny Chen - volunteer

Oregon Society of Artists was a sponsor this year at Art in the Pearl.  Maybe you saw our full page add in the catalog. Not only that, we had a double booth staffed with people to answer questions and give info on just how easy it is to become a member of OSA.  Barbara Mc Donald, a creative and organizational mogul kept a stream of Painting demonstrations flowing before our visitors.  Enjoy the slide show below; see how our interactive demonstrations are just a taste of what can be found in the new fall classes.  Of course, thanks to all the volunteers.  We couldn't do it without you!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Plein Air at the Pittock!

Steve Klieir's  watercolor class was invited to join him last week for an impromptu plein air session at the Pittock Mansion.  Sally Wickham explains, "We ignored the scaffolding around the facade (see Pittock Website explaining current renovations) and painted architectural form and fauna."  Wickham's watercolor is a light and breezy rendering of this Portland landmark.  Instructor, Steve Klieir, painted another version from a similar view point that captures the morning light.

Steve has taken his class on other plein air summer adventures like Ilwaco Wa. where they painted fishing vessels and cannery row.  His watercolor class resumes on Tuesday, September 10h in the upper class room.  A full listing of fall classes can be found here.  Check here for the current newsletter and remember you don't have to be a member to attend the monthly meetings!
   In case you missed it, Oregon Society of Artists will have a booth at Art in the Pearl.  We will be right at Park Place and Couch so stop by and see the non stop painting demonstrators all weekend long!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fall Workshop (Pastel) with Brenda Boylan

Pastel Inside and Out

Location: Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR
2185 SW Park Place
Portland Oregon 97205
United States
This workshop is designed for beginning to intermediate students who desire an intensive pastel experience both in the studio and en plein air.  The first two days will be in the studio working on important key points of pastel with given exercises stressing composition, mark making, values, and color theory plus a whole lot more.  On the final day, weather permitting; we will venture outdoors (TBD) to put into practice what you have learned in the studio.  Brenda will teach you how to be effective in the field, simplifying pastel supplies, what to look for in the scene, and other factors the plein air experience brings.  Brenda has participated and placed in several competitive plein air festivals on the west coast and has been selected to be a Demonstrating Field Artist at the Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA in April, 2013.

Download Registration HERE
Download Supply List HERE

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

July 12th ~ ~ Corrine Loomis~Dietz Workshop

WORKSHOP:  Seductive Surfaces and Persuasive Palettes

Friday, July 12, 2013, 10am-3:30pm
location: Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 SW Park Place, Portland
Develop new ways of seeing surface and color in this two-in-one workshop covering both Grounds for Painting and Color Theory! Take acrylic paintings to a new level as you explore how cololrs interact with each other and a variety of surfaces. Corrine Loomis-Dietz will introduce mineral, modern and historical hues in exercises developed to clarify the characteristics of pigments and help you get maximum versatility and effect from the colors you choose to paint with.  All paints, mediums, gels and grounds are provided by GOLDEN Artist Colors. Bring a 9”x12” acrylic pad (Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media or Canson Montval), paper towels, and a sack lunch.
$95, Register in person at Muse or call 503-231-8704