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