Entries by Rene Eisenbart

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 […]

2015 KAUAI RETREAT

Kauai is a magical place. It fills us with wonder — the sea, the plants, the creatures! breadfruit (ulu)  gecko (mo’o)  chicken (moa) There were 14 of us.  We lived, we laughed, we cooked amazing food and painted our hearts out — all on the tropical island of Kauai.   Table centerpiece of lychee fruits Driftwood […]

DUCKLING into a SWAN?

Distracted with work on a marbling video and with teaching in Kauai, I haven’t been blogging as much as I would have liked. The upside is that I have had an opportunity to work on several pieces I’ve been wanting to marble plus working on a few new paintings. Stay tuned for more examples. This […]

DARE TO BE MEDIOCRE

                                                me·di·o·cre A word often used to describe something that is average, but was expected to be much better. Ordinary, uninspired, forgettable, amateurish… This is not how I normally like to think about my […]

AWARDS GALORE!

Much has happened this summer that I’m still hoping to catch you up on. mostly TEACHING…   Self Portraits at Hood River — with the Creative Arts Community at Menucha — Marbling at OSA       But this post is on AWARDS. When they rain, they pour! FIRST I was awarded third place for “Marbled […]

KIP NORDSTROM’s GARDEN

It was a drizzly Friday, when a few happy painters met  at garden designer Kip Nordstrom’s to paint —  one that put the WATER in watercolor. It also added lovely droplets to the roses! Fortunately the giant fir trees served as umbrellas!  When a few tiny droplets came through, they created interesting textural patterns.  I […]

ITALY 5.14 / TASTE OF TUSCANY

No tour of Tuscany is complete without a culinary discussion. And not surprisingly, food is a reoccurring theme for us. Is it because the ingredients are so fresh that food tastes better there? Maybe it’s the artisan and farm to table fare? The sensuousness of the culture? The fine local wines? Or is it simply […]