Blind Contour Drawing with Ruth Ellen Hoag

This past weekend I attended a three-day workshop with Ruth Ellen Hoag, who travelled from Santa Barbara to Portland to show us some ways to use line in our paintings. Standing over a large piece of paper and holding our pencil lightly at the end farthest from the...

Painting: A Series of Choices

I have recently returned from a three-day painting workshop with Ruth Armitage at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.  Ruth is an accomplished Oregon painter and I enjoy her teaching style.  I travelled to the Oregon Coast to paint in her workshop last week, knowing she...