Entries by Rene Eisenbart

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… […]

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 […]