Entries by Rene Eisenbart

10 PAINTING HABITS TO DEVELOP

“The Raven” which hangs in OSA’s 12×12 fundraiser show sold on the opening day! I painted it on a verytextured paper called Shizen, treated with matte medium, and over a poured watercolor background. Preparing for a portrait session in Hermiston with Watercolor Society of Oregon, I began to think about what strategies work for me when I’m painting. So I […]

PAINTERS SHOWCASE SALE 2015

I’m busily planning my booth for the Painter’s Showcase art show & sale. If you’re not already familiar with the event, it has been happening for at least 35 years, and this will be my second year to participate. Photos from 2014… You’ll see a whole new slate of paintings this year, and I plan […]

MARBLING WORKSHOPS

Summer may be over,                 but it was certainly memorable.  We had a ton of fun in my backyard with the summer marbling workshops! Pretty amazing work came out of the marbling bath. No surprise there — I was working with some very accomplished artists. Note the LARGE […]

ABOUT THE TUSCANY WORKSHOP 2015

I spent the second half of May leading a workshop in Tuscany.  There were 10 of us. How lucky we feel, to be in this place with such fabulous traveling companions! It was a wonderful experience. …………………………………… There is art everywhere in Italy! Here is a slideshow of beautiful art that was created during this […]

COMMENTS FROM THE TUSCAN FROLIC, 2015

Several participants in this workshop group have already travelled with me on two or three trips and are signing up for France next year! This is undoubtably the very best compliment they could possibly give. Here is what they are saying: As always, the workshop was the epitome of professionalism. You three work beautifully as a team […]

KUDOS FOR ME!

FIRST PLACE My painting “Pondering” took the top prize in the Western Federation Watercolor Society show in Lubbock Texas! It is an incredible honor and I am still walking on air!!! The exhibition runs April 16 through July 15 “PONDERING” This full sheet piece is all about the dramatic lighting and keeping it loose! Winning a top […]

ART EVOLVES — IN TRILLIUMS

Everything you do today will inform what you do tomorrow. I’m inspired by wake robins, the quintessential flowers of spring, as they bloom in the woods where I live. The trillium tell me spring is here — or at least the promise of spring. So I sketch and paint them. Here’s an example  from my journal […]