Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Learning From This Series

Title: Newport 925 15k
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Size: 20 x 20 inches
Medium: Watercolor

This series continues to teach me with each new
painting idea.
Thank you to all of you who have offered your
thoughts, encouragement and opinions along the way.
This is the latest variation of the
original concept. It is "Newport 925 15k" and
number 6 in this series.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NWWS 75th International Exhibition - Seattle WA

Title: Newport 925 15c
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Medium: Watercolor
Framed Size: 28 x 28 inches

I am honored this painting was selected, by juror
Judy Morris, to be included in the NWWS 75th
International Exhibition in Seattle, WA.
From July 1 - September 30 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Buffalo Grass Art Society Workshop

Maude Durland
What a treat to be invited back to the Buffalo Grass Art Society!
See their work and watch for their annual sale:      

This group of accomplished artists invite 
a different artist every month to lead a day long workshop. 

What I observe, as an instructor, is that each artist is willing 
to keep an open mind, regardless of their painting style, areas of expertise or high level of accomplishment. They continue 
to work at opening new pathways of expression and 
"check their egos at the door".  

We started with a "Stronger Design - Before and After" 
digital presentation, then moved on to creative mark 
making. From mark making with pencil, we graduated to 
using graffiti tools.

Thank you to all of the Buffalo Grass members 
who joined the fun.

Sandy Dutko and Bruce Ulrich

Sunny Smith

Mitch Wolfsehr

Dee Rommel

Chris Stubbs

Liz Walker

Katy Neill

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Newport 925 15c "Getting to Know You"

Title: Newport 925 - 15c
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Media: Watercolor
Size: 20 x 20 inches

This creative process of painting my "Newport 925"
series brings to mind the song from "The King and I",
"Getting to Know You".
With each change and observation about my choices for
design of this subject matter, I continue to learn more
about it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Waiting for Dinner

Title: Waiting for Dinner
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
20 x 20 inches
Media: Mixed Watercolor / Acrylic

Here is the latest in the Newport 925 Series.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Learning from Painting in a Series

Newport Series - 4 Paintings
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Each painting size: 20 x 20 inches

Deciding to paint this painting four times helped me to
improve painting skills, make subtle changes in the composition,
explore neutral color combinations and learn how to push the color
dominance of the painting from cool to warm.

These are all predominantly transparent watercolor.
Number five in this series will be featured in the next post.

Newport Series Continues

Title: Newport 925 -15
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Size: 20 x 20 inches
Media: Transparent Watercolor

This is the fourth in this series.
Each time I paint another painting, I learn how to improve one
more detail or small area of the composition.
While I paint, additional thoughts about the subject pop into
my mind. Or even better, I receive suggestions from my husband,
son, or artist friends that resonate with what what I want.
That is why I added an additional seagull, changed the
bucket to orange and created the loop on the orange cord in
this painting.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Joy to You in 2015!

Title : Newport 925
Size: 20 x 20 inches
Medium: Watercolor / Acrylic
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis

The wonderful response (on Facebook and in the
last two posts on this blog) to the first two paintings
in this series led me to this third painting.

Interesting to note that the vote was almost even.
Ten voted in favor of the predominantly cool painting
with the dark horizontal band at the top.
Twelve voted in favor of the predominantly warm
painting with the "L" shaped composition.

After seriously weighing each comment, I decided to
combine what I learned from you, to create this third painting.
The new passage and color on the left side of the
painting, as well as the seagulls add the suggestion of
a scene I have witnessed many times...the seagulls
waiting for a meal.
As the fishermen clean their salmon for customers,
they often toss the unwanted parts of the catch to the

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Compare Two Compositions Side by Side

Newport 625 and Newport 625-2
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis

Thank you to all of you for your input!
I appreciate your comments and opinions (on this blog and on Facebook) 
about these paintings. They have been very helpful.

Liz Walker suggested I share the compositions side by side,
so the comparison would be easier.
Susan Greenbaum only received one of the images, so this
post lets you see both.