Entries by Rene Eisenbart

MAKING A PORTABLE EASEL

Outside a foot of ice is melting into rain — a good time to think about warm days ahead! I’m starting to pack for Hawaii while also preparing to meet with my Croatia group on Monday. I always take my painting easel on the go. When you’re traveling around or painting plein air, it’s handy to have a light-weight […]

DRAWING IS A PRACTICE

While it may come more easily for some than others, drawing is something to form a habit of. The benefit is in the doing! Drawing is a learned skill, and just like swimming or playing the violin, the more you do it the more comfortable you’ll be. Beginning artists either feel like they have a […]

ESCAPE TO THE SUN

I’ve been enjoying the snow we’ve had this year… but hey, enough is enough! Fortunately it will soon be time to head to Hawaii and get a sun fix at our Kauai Retreat, February 3-15. Getting off the plane the tropical air envelopes you! Before leaving the airport, slip on a pair of shorts and flip flops. OK, I admit […]

TEACH TO LEARN

  When it comes to growing as an artist, I have an unfair advantage — I teach Teaching in Hawaii Some years ago, I noticed that many of the very successful artists who come to Oregon to jury and speak at Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) conventions are also very good teachers. I believe this is […]

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

My collage portrait was awarded 1st place at Oregon Society of Artist’s 200 for under $200 show by juror Paul Trapp, along with a very generous prize. It is such a fine honor, as the gallery is filled with beautiful artwork! Some of it no doubt took many loving hours to make. With a different juror or perhaps even on […]