Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jean Haines Free Demo at OSA 10-20-17

"Jean Haines Watercolour,"
Jean Haines SWA Society for Women Artists
A Worldwide Embassador of Watercolour

  International watercolorist Jean Haines SWA is well known for
her passion for working in her favorite medium, watercolour and
will be returning to OSA in October 2017.

Jean will also give a free demo at OSA , if you are not attending
her workshop this is a great time to meet Jean and experience her

This Demo will be Friday, October 20, 2017, at 10 am. If
you have books by Jean please bring them as she will autograph
it for you after the demonstration.

Jean's Biography

Living in China was a time when studying brush control had the greatest impact on the evolvement of Jeans style. Later working with artists from India and Pakistan introduced vibrant colours in her results compared to her previous more quiet watercolours created whilst living in Europe.

The combination of East meets West in her style is unavoidable and to be enjoyed. Free flow of water along with no fear of working directly minus the use of a preliminary sketch leads Jean to amazing results that often leave viewers of her working in awe. Light and the use of beautiful colour along with the ability to take any ordinary subject and turn it into an extraordinary painting with consistently unique results is what many artists aspire to achieve. Furthermore Jean has the ability to install enthusiasm and inspirational motivation in all around her.

Paintings by Jean can be found in homes all over the world. Favorite subjects are highly sought after from galleries as are places on her ever glowingly popular workshops. These are always restricted in number of places to ensure the value for those attending.

Jean is a member of the SWA, Society for Women Artists, and won the Anthony J Lester Award in 2009 during the SWA Annual Exhibition where her work was likened to Joseph Crawhalls from the famous Glasgow Boys. She regularly writes for art magazines and exhibits in a number of galleries.

“Jean Haines, a favorite artist with a unique style and an ever growing following of watercolour fans. This artist of today will surely be a memorable famous artist of the future.”

Don't forget to get on the wait list for 2019 workshop!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Calling Fellow Artists

Joe Paquet is teaching a workshop in Portland
February 18 to 24, 2018

Registration is officially open!

Below is the link for more details and to register. This is Joe's first time teaching in the Northwest and this workshop will fill fast.

Reserve your spot ASAP!

This photo is the results of the same workshop format he recently taught in New York. Looks like a great group of happy and proud artists!

Register with: Susan Kuznitsky @

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Portland Open Studios at OSA

Join us for Portland Open Studios at Oregon Society of Artists

Saturday and Sunday 10-5 pm
 October, 14 and 15  - October, 21 and 22
(Two weekends)

Participating Artists:

Farooq Hassan
Susan Kuznitsky
Ward Jene Stroud
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
Laura Nothern

Use these tools to plan your tour:
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Aimee Erickson: Basic Color Theory Class

       NOVEMBER 13th-15th

Call the OSA office to register, space is limited

This hands-on workshop starts with an introduction to the defining characteristics of color: hue, value, and chroma. Then we’ll do a series of exercises: color-mixing assignments designed to be informative and enjoyable. We take an easy pace in this class, so you’ll have time to see and enjoy the color relationships as you mix them. You’ll come away with new ways of seeing and a solid foundation for additional exploration. 

We provide: all the painting surfaces you’ll need for the exercises, as well as handouts.
What you need to bring:
• Two palette knives: a small one, 1-1/8” in length (such as Cheap Joe’s item CJPK40) (This might be the only time you’ll use such a small knife, but you’ll be glad you have it in this class!) and a medium-size one, 2-7/8” in length (item CJPK50)
• A small square paintbrush to make clean edges.
• Gamsol and a container for cleaning your brush.
• Richeson Grey Matters Paper Palette, size 12x16”
• Oil Paint: Quinacridone Red 37ml or Naphthol Red 37ml, Cadmium Yellow Light 37 ml or Indian Yellow 37 ml, Phthalo Blue 37 ml or Ultramarine Blue 37 ml, Ivory or Mars Black 37 ml, and Titanium White 150 ml. We recommend Gamblin; the 1980 series is a good value “student grade” paint made with the same pigments as the “artist grade” paints.
• for oil painters: a drying medium such as Liquin Impasto, Old Masters Maroger, Old Masters Venetian Wax Medium, or Gamblin’s Galkyd Gel (in a tube).
• A sketchbook or notebook (please note that you can use oil paint in a regular sketchbook, which is a useful way to keep color notes and written notes together)
• A roll of paper towels.
• A pencil or pen.
• Lunch, snacks, and water to drink.

*For Non-Oil Painters: Since Aimee is primarily an oil painter, and oil paint has the advantage of staying wet on the palette, the demos and examples are in oil; however, you may work in another medium if you choose: acrylic, gouache, or acrylagouache. Please bring the same or equivalent pigments as listed above; also bring a water container, a spray/mist bottle to keep your paint wet, and a 1/2” square paintbrush, since these mediums may more easily applied with a brush, and cleaning brushes is less of an issue.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Monday, October 9, 2017

Free Demo at OSA


Creating Flesh Tones in the Alla Prima Portrait

Many artists struggle with creating convincing flesh tones in
portrait and figure paintings. Because human skin reflects light
and color, acute observation of warm and cool tones, and
subtleties in changes of hue are required, along with the ability
to group values, in order to successfully create the illusion of
living skin.

Working from the live model, Joanne Mehl will demonstrate
how to mix color to create a light and dark value pattern, and
how to observe and mix warm and cool flesh tones while
maintaining value groupings.

Joanne Mehl is a fine artist with over 30 years of experience
creating quality artwork for her clients. Specializing in
portraiture, figure painting and equine subjects, much of her
work is commissioned portraits of individuals, families, and the
animals they love; as well as various scenes offered for sale
through her gallery or on her website.

For more info visit:

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Friday, September 29, 2017

Steve Kleier Classes

Painting Scenes in Watercolor

Tuesday Morning Watercolor Class 10am-1pm

Drop in Fee $25 OSA members

We have spent the last couple weeks doing Oregon landscapes, which included many water scenes. This week we will add the element of boats. Because of their shape boats are a very particular thing to paint. I will show you how to look at boats like an artist and making them look good in your painting.

Painting Scenes in Acrylic

Tuesday 1:30-4 pm

Drop in Fee $25 OSA members

One of the great things about landscape painting is the way an artist can make the illusion of depth. This affect is often seen in the Oregon landscape. We will take a beautiful Oregon scene and do a simple painting that shows how the atmosphere affects what we see over distance.

Have Fun, Be Inspired, Get Better

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The OSA Student - Teacher Show Opens October 8th

The OSA Student - Teacher Show Opens October 8th

It’s Time to Frame Your Work and Join Other Students in an Exhibit
Showcasing the Diversity of Student Artwork Created
in OSA Classrooms by Our Highly Acclaimed Teachers.

**Please only ONE entry per student.
Artwork must be in compliance with OSA Hanging Standards and Practices

Take in Dates:  Thursday October 5th, 10am – 4pm
and Friday October 6th, 10am – 1pm

**Bring your entry & bring in a bottle of wine to donate towards the Wall of Wine Showcase
at the 200 under $200 Reception & Party!!  Special Drawing for all Donors of wine for the Wall of Wine!!
Donated wine must be a minimum retail value of $10.

Student – Teacher Reception:  Sunday October 8th 1pm – 3pm
(Ribbons for Artistic Merit will be awarded by the OSA Board of Trustees)

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Long Pose Sundays

Long Pose Sundays - Autumn 2017 Schedule

One model. One pose. 6 hours of uninstructed bliss.
Come draw or paint from a living model.
Choose between two, 3 hour sessions, or stay for the day.

•    Oregon Society of Artists
•    Portland, OR
•    Downstairs studio
•    Sundays
•    11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm

$15 per 3 hour
$30 per 6 hour

*Membership required

Autumn Sessions / Model Schedule

Sept 17  Gabrielle J
Sept 24  Diane W
Oct. 1     Lauryn H
Oct. 8     Nicole L
Oct. 15 - LPS Cancelled due to PDX Open Studio events
Oct. 22 - LPS Cancelled due to PDX Open Studio events
Oct. 29   Rachel S
Nov. 5     Lauryn H
Nov. 12   Nicole L
Nov. 19   Nicole L
Nov. 26   Rachel S

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Georgia O'Keeffe - By Myself - Lecture

Greg Lewis Hosts The Art Without Passports Series

Oregon Society of Artists

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Admission is free - Parking Available

No. 6 - Georgia O'Keeffe - By Myself

The Art Without Passports Series presents one of the most famous artists of the 20th Century. Georgia O'Keeffe took on the male dominated art world of the 1920's and never looked back. Her thought provoking subjects, methods and use of colors has brought us into abstract views of nature, rural and urban landscapes. Georgia's body of work has both inspired and influenced generations of artists and non-artists alike.

All are welcome to attend with free admission, as well as free parking.

Hope to see you there!

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

The Four Gentleman

Coming to OSA- Oregon Society of Artists in Portland.
2185 SW Park Pl.
Exhibition October 1-5, 2017
Brush Painting Demonstration 2pm on October 1
Cindy Lommasson Exhibit Curator  
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Focus on Oil Landscapes Class

Class Level: All Levels
Teacher: Michael Orwick
5 week class $190
Mondays from 9:30 to 12:30 September 18 - October 16
Focus on Landscapes
Oil painting offers artists flexibility and a depth of color that is unsurpassed by any other artistic medium. Oil paints are sumptuous, exciting, and one of the most popular painting mediums used by artists throughout the world.

In this 5-week course the student will be introduced to fundamental oil painting techniques used for centuries. This landscape painting class uses traditional oil painting techniques such as underpainting, grisaille, alla prima and glazing. Work  from source material, focusing on planning and developing unique compositions across multiple sessions. Learn and master the most important oil painting class techniques.

•    Relax, de-stress, and get inspired with encouraging art instruction
•    Learn to express yourself through oil painting
•    Explore important painting techniques, such as: color mixing, color value, composition, glazing, brushwork, paint application, texture, and more
•    Receive nurturing one-on-one expert painting instruction customized to your needs and goals
•    Create multiple paintings
•    Receive the lasting health benefits of oil painting, such as relaxation, stress relief, and mental clarity
•    In-depth review of the absolute basics necessary for getting started in oil painting
•    It will cover such topics as materials, setting up the palette, basic color theory and color mixing, and the various approaches to starting a painting

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Master Work Copy Class

Masterpiece Copy Class
Laura Nothern Instructor

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite artists by engaging in the time tested practice of making master copies.  Students will choose the masterwork of their preference.
Then, through a series of exercises we’ll analyze, draw and/or paint from reproductions, with each student working at their own pace and in the medium they prefer. 

This will be an ongoing drawing and painting adventure!

*Thursdays 1-4pm
*Downstairs studio 
*Class fee is $25/class  ($250 for 10 classes)

*for more information and a recommended materials list contact me at
*to register for the class contact OSA office @ 503 228 0706 

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Basic Watercolor Class

The Very Basics of Watercolor
Steve Kleier
Tuesday September 5, 10-1pm

$25 drop in

This class is for those who want to start from the beginning with watercolor. We start with a brief discussion about colors, materials and set up. Then most of the class will be about controlling the paint and the fundamental techniques of watercolor handling. We will practice graded washes, dry brush, achieving lights and darks and other useful skills.

Unlike oil or acrylic paint that stays where you put it watercolor has a mind of its own. It is this quality of natural interaction between the pigments the water and the paper that give watercolor it's unique character and along with its beautiful transparency has made it so popular.

I have won many awards and have been a watercolor teacher for more than 10 years. I enjoy painting all subjects and a variety of techniques. Join me for fun and learning. 

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Monday, August 21, 2017

Greg Lewis Evening Demo at OSA

Greg Lewis Evening Demo - Free
September 7 at 6pm

OSA's own exhibit installer, Greg Lewis, will be presenting a demo sampling of his drawing tricks and techniques gained over four decades of professional art and design practice.

Whether your art concepts are simple or complex, Greg will share basic drawing methods that will help make your art both time saving and fun. Bring your own drawing (tools and supplies, i.e. pencils, charcoal, pastels, eraser, etc.), as Greg will provide drawing paper.

Greg's demo will be preceded by a short critique session (doors open at 6). The demo itself starts at 7. It is free and open to the public — no need to be a member for this.  All age groups and art experience are encouraged to attend. There will also be some light refreshments.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205