Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling - NWWS 2015

Cindy Briggs, Linda Rothchild Ollis, Theresa Goesling
on the Daniel Smith Tour Field Trip.

Many thanks to Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
for giving 5 years of planning and their lives to co-chair
a dynamite event for the Northwest Watercolor
Society, in Seattle, Washington - July 10 -12  2015.
This event brought artists from across the country and
Canada to celebrate the finest art, exchange ideas, and
learn from each other.
I met new art friends from British Columbia, Sequim, WA,
and Seattle, WA. I am grateful to have been a presenter
because it offered the opportunity to connect with
so many talented artists.

From the Daniel Smith Tour, Retrospective Book,
Artist's Reception, Vendor Fair, Workshops
to the Gala Banquet and much more, it was great!
Plus, our central location at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
put us within walking distance of the Washington State
Convention Center which is displaying
The NWWS 75th International Exhibition.

I am honored to have my painting
"Newport 925 15c" (see earlier post)
included in this group of 86 that was selected
from 601 entries.

Mark your calendar and plan to see these original
paintings from artists from USA, Canada, Taiwan,
Malaysia, India, Turkey and Belarus
until September 29, 2015. at the:

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
Call for hours on the day you will be visiting:

Cindy and Theresa did not ask me to mention this,
but I have attended their workshop and
demontrations and know you will enjoy this.
Here is a link that will delight
all artists and wanna be artists.
Check out Cindy and Theresa's site for classes and

"Make Everyday a Painting" offers free art instruction
and previews of their teaching style. In addition
read about their travel adventure workshops in Italy,
France Spain, Greece, Quebec, Croatia, Turkey,
The East Coast, California, Oregon, Washington and more!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Northwest Watercolor Society 75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration

NWWS Artists' Convention in Seattle July 11-12, 2015
Twenty-three well known artists will present workshops at the 
Crowne Plaza-Seattle on 
Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Presenter Linda Rothchild Ollis,
Session: Stronger Design "Before and After"

And there's more on Sunday, July 12.
SIGN UP TODAY to reserve your spot and 
partake in this historic event! 
Click this link for more info:

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NWWS Announces Accepted Artists for the
75th Annual International Open Exhibition 

The Washington State Convention Center Hosts the Exhibition
July 1 through September 30, 2015
800 Convention Place, Seattle, Washington.

Juror for this event is Judy Morris of Lake Oswego. 

Oregon artists; Linda Rothchild Ollis, Carole Hillsbery, 
Maud Durland, Sarah Bouwsma, Ruth Armitage, Kris Preslan, 
Geoffrey McCormack, Doreen Lindstedt and Patricia Schmidt 
are among the 86 artists with paintings in this exhibition. 
The 86 paintings were selected from a field of 600 paintings .

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.