Entries by Rene Eisenbart

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 […]

WHEN LESS IS MORE

The concept of ambiguity has been resonating with me for some time — the idea that telling the whole story in a painting can be, well, boring, while omitting parts of it is intriguing. Ambiguity is engaging. It invites viewer participation as we work to fill in the blanks. My visuals editor at the Oregonian, Michelle Wise, […]

ART GROUP – JOIN or START one

Looking back to my art successes — both personal triumphs and award recognition — some credit goes to my art groups.  Getting feedback on my work from other artists is SO valuable. I consider it to be my single most effective resource for inspiring and improving my work. WHAT A GROUP CAN DO FOR YOU… […]