Join us the second Saturday of each month for free paint4fun day. Bring your own projects. Your choice of media.
This is a non structured event. The church will not be open.
John is a native Oregonian, a retired landscape contractor residing in Portland, Oregon. John started painting as a young teenager and has primarily been a self taught artist . John’s painting reflects the American landscape and seacape in the natural world as well as contemporary and abstract. The medium of choice are acrylic, oil, pastels and he continues to explore collage . Past president of Portland Fine Arts Guild, and continues his membership there as well as a member of North Clackamas Arts Guild. He has attended and taught many workshops and demos in the Portland, Vancouver area. His work has been included in numerous exhibits and has won best of show and many first place awards . His works have been displayed at the Park Gallery East, Gresham Visual Art Gallery, So Be It Gallery, Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, Oregon and businesses in the Portland area. He also participate in numerous outdoor smmer art shows. Plein Air painting has also been an enjoyable experience taking fellow artists on trips to the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding points of interest
Gary Michael http://garylmichaelart.com/collections/9621
“While pastel and oil are my principal media, I continue to use oil pastels, oil paint sticks, and acrylics. For those of us who like to “draw” our paintings, oil pastels and oil paint sticks can work very well. I scribble on value shapes very quickly, then brush in Gamsol (a good odorless solvent), which results in a nice underpainting. I can work over the underpainting while it is still wet or wait a little for it to dry. Try it!”
Materials list to follow