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Plein Air Painter of Eugene-Springfield February 2010 Paintout Calender

Spring is near. Bulbs are coming up and there have been several 60s days already. Here is the calender for February.

January 30, Saturday, Pick up "Plein Air Art About Agriculture" paintings at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. Springfield. The EAC is open 11am to 4pm. If you cannot pickup your painting please let me or Guy Weese at EAC know. This really is a nice show. Thank you all for bringing paintings.

Jan 30, from 10-4:00,Open Farm at the Alpaka Breeders. The farms are all over the area. Ann Deckendorf sent us this map of their locations. I'm sure some would enjoy plein air painters, too, http://alpacabreedersconnection.com/Alpaca_Breeders_Connection_Farms.html

February 3, 5, and 6, Wed. Fri. and Saturday. Mt. Pisgah winter paintout. I scheduled 3 days to increase our chances of a couple of nice days. East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 under RR then left on Seavey Loop Road all the way to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on the right. Water, restrooms, great views along the river. Cover in the open air barn. Lots of water in the creeks and the Willamette this time of year.

February 10, Wednesday, Owens Rose Garden Cherry Tree Paintout. North on Jefferson till it dead ends in the parking lot. We can paint the cherry tree without the pesky leaves in the way. Restrooms are open in the winter and some cover at the gazebo.

02/12/2010 9:30-12:30 February Atelier Workshop ( rain or shine) Bets Cole's Studio 89477 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, Oregon Please RSVP 541-935-3505 Cost is $35. letterlines@earthlink.net Value and Color are the topics for the New Year. We will be discussing the relationship between the two in this intensive February 12th 3-hour atelier. We will explore how a painter determines value and might use this knowlege to create movement, emphasis and direction in a painting. Everyone welcome. Bring your paints and the rest of your painting supplies-don't forget a payne's grey or black and a burnt sienna and paper to both draw and paint on. Bets' artwork can be seen at http://betscole.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/betscole/

Feb. 12 Friday 1-4pm Paintout for everyone who can not attend Bets' Atelier. Afternoon paintout will be at Bets' place, 89477 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, Oregon.

Feb 13, Saturday, 2-4pm Brooke Bocherding demo at Duck Store at 13th and Kincaide St. in the basement. Brooke will demo her oil painting using her pointillism technique. http://uoduckstore.com/creativeduck/events/studios.cfm

Feb. 17, Wednesday, EWEB Plaza Paintout. Ferry St. at 4th St. Great river views without the leaves in the way. Good tree shapes too. Restrooms inside EWEB. Look for parking spaces marked "visitor".

Feb. 19, Friday, DeFazio Bridge Paintout. You can park in Alton Baker near restrooms or at EWEB and walk to DeFazio Bridge. Good views of the river on the bridge and cover under the bridge, or you paint the bridge itself.

Feb. 20 Saturday. 2-4pm. Brooks' demo at the Duck Store, 13th and Kincaide St. I title this demo "Painting Recovery Act" as I will paint over an old painting. Wish me luck. This is downstairs in the basement. Not exactly plein air.

Feb. 24, Wednesday. Hayward Field Paintout. Classic lines of Hayward Field keep calling to us. 15th at Agate St. The gate on Agate is usually open. Restrooms under the stadium and cover in the stands. However, the best views are out in the open. Good luck.

Feb 26 and 27th, Friday and Saturday. Island park winter paintout. West on B st. till it dead ends in the parking lot of Island Park. Good winter views of the Willamette and Springfield Bridge without those pesky leaves getting in the way. Restrooms in the Willamalane Center next to the park and cover under the pavilions.

March 3, Wednesday. Hendricks Park early spring paintout. South on Walnut from Franklin Ave. Right on Fairview for a couple of blocks then left on Summit Ave. Left at the T and then left again to the Rhody Garden. There is a shelter at the T in the road and restrooms in the Rhody garden. Early blooms and few leaves to block the view.

See you all outside painting,

January 2010 Plein Air Painting Schedule for Eugene-Springfield

Happy New Year, Welcome to the 2010s. Winter painting is exciting in the the Willamette Valley. We get clouds, sun, wind, rain, and snow. Sometimes in a single day. I have scheduled paintouts in town with cover and I have scheduled a single location for a whole week. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. That way we have backups. It the weather is too cold for you on Wednesday, I hope you can come on Friday or Saturday. When the high temp is below freezing I am staying home, but there are so many sunny and 50 days that I am optimistic that we will get several nice painting days in January. Let's continue to have critiques at 1pm when the most painters are present.
See you outside painting,

2, Saturday, 11-4pm, deliver your Plein Air Art About Agiculture painting to Emerald Art Center upstairs to the Jaqua Gallery. If you cannot deliver your painting on Saturday, let me know so we can make other arrangements. I would like as many artists as possible to be represented in this show.

January 5-6, Tuesday-Wednesday, pick up your paintings from Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR‎ between noon and 4pm, This has been a very nice show. If you want to use your Silvan Ridge Winery painting in the Plein Air Art About Agriculture show please let me and Cynthia Nickle, at Silvan Rigde winery, know so they will not get excited when you show up on Saturday, January 2nd, and start taking paintings off their walls.

January 6, 8, and 9th, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Midtown Market Paintout, 16th and Willamette. They have coffee, lunch, cover and restrooms. Views of VFW Hall, Midtown Arts Center across the street, Newman's Fish Market and Willamette Street Views. Market is open till 3pm but we can paint all day. This is a new location for us, but I have painted here several times and I like it. Critique 1pm inside near the front windows that look out on Willamette St.

January 8, Friday, 5:30-8:30pm, is the Artists reception at Emerald Art Center. Please stop by to support our show and the other artists with concurrent shows at Emerald Art. Brooke Borcherding will have a wall full of paintings concurrent with our show. NIce going Brooke, good scheduling. Please bring a dessert or snack to share with the other artists and art patons.

January 13, 15, and 16, Wed., Fri. and Saturday. Oakway Center Paintout at Oakway Rd. at Coburg Rd. Eugene Oregon.
Meet in the patio. There is cover, and coffee, restrooms right there. Trader Joe's is near too. Views of trees, people and courtyard scenes. Critique at 1pm on the patio under cover near Yumms.

January 20, 22, and 23, Wed., Fri. and Saturday. EWEB Plaza, 4th and Ferry St. Eugene. Cover, restrooms, and great winter views of the Willamette River. Critique at 1pm on the EWEB covered porch.

January 27, 29, and 30th, Wed., Fri., and Saturday. 5th St. Market Paintout at 5th and Pearl St. Eugene. Meet in the Patio. Cover, coffee, lunch and restrooms near by. Winter views of market and streets. I hope the yellow pickup will still be there. Critique at 1pm inside the food court.

January 30, Saturday, 11-4pm, pick up paintings from the Plein Air Art About Agiculture Show at Emerald Art Center.
Thank you all for participating.

Jean Denis Show at Springfield Museum

The Springfield Museum is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of encaustic and oil paintings by Jean M. Denis. Her work emerged from her fascination with ancient Egypt. She has developed a series of paintings which are her endeavor to emulate the essence of individual inhabitants who lived in the Fayum district in Egypt over 2000 years ago. At that time, portraits were painted while the person was still alive and placed over the face of the mummy upon their death. Some were so lifelike that when discovered, it looked as if there was a living person inside the sarcophagus. Ms Denis uses the same process of ‘encaustic’ painting that the original artists used which is essentially pigmented beeswax that is heated, painted, and ‘burned in’ or fused onto the board with a blow torch or heat gun. The show goes up January 5, 2010, with a demo and opening on Friday, January 15, 2010. Please join us for this unique and captivating show.

THANKS, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR - I hope to see you out painting - and great painting in the weekly!!!


One of the daily reviews at the coast.

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From our paintiout in July