Introducing Artist No. 3 – Ann Munson

Visual Complexity. Compositional Clarity. Four words which drive PDXOS artist Ann Munson’s artistic pursuit. She says she is “oriented to clarity of composition, clean straightforward shapes and accurate placement. I am smitten with deep, lustrous, layered color. I strive for a push/pull of flat hand-made textures and the depth of rich, layered color. I have […]

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Introducing Artist No. 61 – Hilary Pfeifer

Hilary Pfeifer, Portland Open Studios Artist No. 61, has been a full-time artist for over 25 years. Her living comes from a variety of arenas, including a studio practice of sculptures and mobiles, a more commercial production line of wood animals, holiday figures, and wedding cake toppers, and many public art pieces in the Portland […]

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An Annie Salness (Artist No. 28) mini lesson

How to work with value I have been commissioned to paint a 70 x 40-inch panel of three lemons. I usually paint 70% upside down, that way I can see “shapes” not “lemons”.  I have one photo in color, and one in black and white, taped to the top of the painting, as well as […]

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Ruth Armitage (Artist No. 7) on finding your own way

Patience and Fulfillment for Artists

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Encaustic artist Karl Kaiser

By Kathleen Vidoloff It might surprise some people that Karl Kaiser, who spent 26 years as a machinist, works as a full time artist out of the home studio he calls The Black Rabbit. But friends and family, and even Karl himself, likely knew he was on a cyclical path that would return back to his […]

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