Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Announcing Eric Jacobsen's 2010 workshop schedule (Vancouver, WA & Bend, OR)

Eric Jacobsen, often referred to as the Painter Laureate of Oregon and Washington, paints in his own distinctive and original style, which has won him great esteem in the art world. A winner of countless top honors, awards and accolades, Eric studied fine art at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT. At the Academy he recieved training in the Beaux Arts tradition of drawing and painting from life. Eric prefers to consider teaching among his "best achievements" and he is known for his friendly and affable instruction style. "I know how to dispel most of the mystery of outdoor (and indoor) painting, Eric says, and it is my aim to pass what I know along to all levels of artists".

Bend, OR

March 30th & 31st


All Levels Welcome, Oil and Acrylic, This workshop is designed to help painters of all levels, from beginner on up. The focus will be on organizing and simplifying your subject and on making key decisions that will enable you to successfully paint the landscape.

Demonstrations and critiques will be given.

Call Eric Jacobsen at 509-364-0018 or send email

There are a few openings for the indoor still life workshops in Vancouver, WA

Art on the Boulevard
210 W Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660
Sat, March 13th
Sat, March 20th

Monday, February 22, 2010

5 Day Portland-area Plein Art Workshop with Thomas Kitts (August)

Capture the Light and Atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest with a 5 Day Portland-area Plein Art Workshop with Thomas Kitts Dates: August 16 - 20, 2010

This workshop is open to all levels of experience! It is intended for anyone who would like to day-trip out of the Portland area and still get home early in the evening. All painting locations will be easily accessible. Your five days of instruction will focus on how to paint outdoors, under natural light, using oil.

In this workshop, you will learn to solve many of the problems that confront the plein air painter. Instructional emphasis will be placed upon unifying your color, creating a dynamic composition, and how to paint with a swift, yet assured, painterly technique. Most of the instruction will occur outdoors in front of the easel, but you can expect this class to increase your confidence and ability to paint anywhere, anytime -- indoors or out!

As Thomas assesses your strengths and weaknesses, his instruction will be tailored to meet your individual needs, even as you paint with the rest of the group. A portable easel and some basic oil painting supplies will be required. However, you may be surprised at how little gear is actually needed, and how much can be accomplished with it!

About Thomas: Thomas has over 25 years experience painting en plein air in the Oregon and California area. He taught painting and drawing for ten years at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and is well-respected for his ability to instruct and inspire his students. He has been juried into three prestigious Plein Air events for Summer 2010, and will be leading two other workshops as well -- with a third one now in the proposal stage to be held on Vancouver Island, Canada, in late September. Please visit his website for more information.

To register for Thomas's 5-Day Portland Plein Air workshop, contact him at thomas(at)thomaskitts(dot)com

Or call (503)784-4516.

Or visit and download the registration form and mail it in.

This workshop will be limited so register early.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Basic Color Intensive Workshop with the Premier Expert in Color--Kitty Wallis, Feb 26, 27 & 28

Learn about seeing color, finding attributes of color, using color for impact, all to create light and depth. Understand the uses of color in your work. Study your pastel palette, its strengths and weaknesses.

Feb 26-27-28 Basic Color Intensive Portland OR (at the Fire & Earth Studio) 2516 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202 $220*.
Take home at least 30 custom mixed pastel sticks.
*PPASP members, email for discounted amount.
To find out more call 503-307-1142 and/or register via email: walliscorp(at)yahoo(dot)com Please put "workshop" in the subject line.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

RED: From Alizarin to Crimson, Columbia Art Gallery, First Friday, 2/5/10 (Hood River)

RED, from Alizarin to Crimson, The Color of Love
February 5 - 27
Over two dozen local artists are creating new works expressly for this show. You're bound to find something you love. And remember ... February, is the month for lovers.

Not sure what the love of your life would really want? No problem. Gift cards are available in any amount.

Click to learn more: RED: From Alizarin to Crimson.
Join the artist opening on Friday, February 5 from 6 to 8pm. Wine and beer available.

How to get there: MAP

Caswell Gallery this Friday, February 5, 2010 (Troutdale, OR)

Nestucca Moon 8 x 10 by Eric Bowman

Eric Bowman be at the Caswell Gallery in Troutdale for their First Friday Art Walk, this Friday, February 5th from 6 - 8PM-ish for all who are interested. He has 7 landscapes showing on display. Caswell Gallery 201 W. Columbia River Hwy Troutdale, Oregon 97060 (503) 492-2473 or
How to get there: MAP