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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Interview of Portland artist Jason Kappus

As her second interview, Kathleen chose artist Jason Kappus, who is well known around the Portland Open Studios community.  by Kathleen Vidoloff I caught up with Jason Kappus at his home studio, so I was able to see all of his current work.  Jason serves Portland Open Studios as its PDX-CSA Program Director and was […]

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We’re gearing up for the first internships with the 2017 Artists

As our Application for Artists is coming to a close, Portland Open Studios is happy to announce our internship program for 2017.  We offer the internship program to high school juniors, seniors, and college students. Students are connected with member artists to get a valuable window into a working artist’s studio-life. Students who enrolled in […]

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