Thursday, July 21, 2011

Romona Youngquist Show at Art Elements Gallery

 ART Elements Heeaer
Romona Youngquist  
Exclusively at ART Elements Gallery
July 21 - August 20

Reception July 28th from 5-7pm  
with music by harpist Jewel Shield 

July 2011 
Early June Poppies
Early June Poppies | Oil on Canvas | 40x72"
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The Gallery is open to the public:
Tuesday - Saturday from 10-6 pm
and by appointment by calling (503)537-8121 

Meet Romona July 28th from 5-7 pm
Romona Youngquist
Each month, ART Elements hosts an artist reception for the featured artist(s).  Enjoy the stories behind the artwork, interact with the artists, and listen to the "gallery talk" from 5-7pm on Thursday July 28th from 5-7 pm. 

Dear Michael,
ART Elements Gallery will be exhibiting a solo show for the acclaimed landscape oil painter Romona Youngquist.   Youngquist, a self taught painter, has a technique and style that is comparable to the Hundson River painters of the mid-19th Century art movement.  Her muse is often the pastoral and rural beauty of Oregon's Willamette Valley where you can often find her with her easels and brushes as she plein-air paints a lost barn, farmhouse, or a meandering path.   

Mustard Fields  |  20x20 in.    |  $2500 
"You can almost walk into her world. Her canvas is a portal to a place so peaceful and serene, you won't be in a hurry to leave."
"Poppy Lane"  |  20x20 in  | $2500 
Romona resides with her husband, two daughters and her beloved dogs in the lush Red Hills of Dundee, Oregon, overlooking flourishing vineyards and breathtaking landscapes. Much of her inspiration comes from her surroundings-be it a weathered farmhouse, an ancient alder standing alone in resplendent autumn hues, or a muted meadow that pulls one's thoughts to a conscious digression.

Self taught with nature as her classroom and the great masters her teachers, she knew at age four that painting would be her calling. Today you'll find her painting as far away as German, London, and downtown Manhattan. Her works have been published in the premier art magazines including Southwest Art, American Art Collector and Art Talk.

Thistle Dew Farm
"Thistle Dew Farm"  |  20x20 in.   |  $2500

We hope to see you at our gallery for Romona's Show!  Thank you for continuing to support Original Oregon Art. 

Loni Austin Parrish

Owner of ART Elements Gallery
604 E. 1st Street
Phone: (503)487-6141 
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Good friend Brend B is teaching a local workshop in Sept.

Pastel Workshop with Brenda Boylan, Sept 28~Oct 1st

Passing Point, by Brenda Boylan
Pastel Punch!

Learn the secrets of this intensely expressive and colorful medium in an artistic environment. This 3 day+ workshop will be held in the beautiful studio and gardens of artist Lorene Coleman in the Portland area in September, 2011. Designed with beginner and intermediate painters in mind who want to learn what it takes to make knock-out pastel paintings.
Strong drawing skills are needed and photo references will be used for some of your work. Students can expect to work a variety of exercises stressing the unique qualities of pastel in the studio with an optional/casual plein air paint-along (weather permitting) with Brenda, all while having a lot of fun!

Class tuition: $250. $75. deposit to secure spot
Class Limited to 8 students only!
Sept 28~Oct 1st, Beaverton, OR.
Contact Brenda; for more information go to:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Spots still available in Elio's workshops

Spots still available in Elio's workshops       
July 22-24 2011

Yamhill, Oregon

Lavender! White Clover! Wheat Fields! 
What more could a colorist want!!!!

 Columbia River Gorge

 July 25-29 2010

Breathtaking views! 
What else can you say about this wonderful location. Simply one of the most spectacular places I have ever painted. 
Each time I paint, my goal is to capture the particular mood of the moment and to express myself in a bold and colorful way and while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of nature. Putting passion and emotion into a painting is far more important then just making a copy of your subject.
Depending on your level and goals we will try to develop a program for improving your ability as a painter. My goal as an instructor is to give my students the foundation necessary to express themselves.
    Some of the things we will cover are:
  • Stroke angle and how it affect depth in thick loose strokes
  • Properly holding a brush to ensure you have limitless possibilities with your strokes
  • Brush speed
  • Time management and capturing the moment
  • Forget formulas and learn to ?SEE?: Learning see nature as paint.
  • Color temperature
  • Harmony
Each day will end with a group critique.Columbia River Gorge