Updated posts on the project Vicki Shuck and I are doing...interviewing and painting the people of rural Oregon and the beautiful land they manage.
I recently took a workshop from Jean. She is not just a great painter, but a really fine teacher...direct, supportive, and knowledgeable.
Katherine and I are in the same art critique group (along with Vicki Shuck and Tracy Leagjeld ). Katherine's work is absolutely luminous. She also teaches oil painting to beginners and advanced students. I often say that taking a course from her gave me more of a foundation in the fundamentals of oil painting than the two years in graduate school. you can see her work at Lahina Gallery in Bend or visit her site: http://www.katherine-taylor.com/
Maynard Dixon has been my inspiration. You can see some of his works at this site and at the Thunderbird foundation link: http://www.thunderbirdfoundation.com
Plein Air Painters of Oregon is a fellowship of professional and emerging artists who paint on location to seek the luminous quality of out-of-doors light in their art.
The organization meets for frequent paint-outs during the warmer months of the year. Any medium is appreciated. Informal critiques are held for those who wish to participate.
Tracy and I are both represented at Tumalo Art Co. She works in several media, but most frequently in very colorful, unique monoprints. It is worth a trip to her blog, if just to see her unique and beautiful work.
We are also in an artist critique group together. Often when you see improvements in my paintings (see my blog for examples of works that have been "adjusted") it is because of feedback from members of this great group.
I am privileged to be a member of this artist collaborative. I encourage you to visit, and see not only my work, but the work of my fellow artists and good friends: www.tumaloartco.com
Vicki and I are members of the same critique group. It is wonderful to get constructive feedback from people you like personally and whose work you admire. See her work at: vickishuckartwork.blogspot.com
I often go to William Wray's blog to get inspired. He has such a fresh voice...and his work is so out of the norm. I recommend a visit.