Monday, April 11, 2016

Unlock Your Potential 2

Title: Unlock Your Potential 2
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Size: 20 x 20 inches
Media: Watercolor

Wow! It feels fantastic to celebrate this honor with friends.
I am so-o-o grateful to all my artist friends new and old, who
offered their warm congratulations at the WSO Spring 
Convention in Silverton, Oregon April 9, 2016.
Thank you, to our juror, Kathleen Conover, for selecting 
my painting "Unlock Your Potential 2" for Best of Show 
and for your amazing lecture/demo on Sunday.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Menucha Retreat & Conference Center Featured on Grant's Getaway!

Title : Vessel 925 16
Size: 20 x 20 inches
Medium: Mixed
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis

Menucha Retreat Featured on Grant McOmie's Grant's Getaways on KGW
Almost 28 years ago, I attended Michael Schlicting's workshop 
at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center. 
Memories of that meaningful experience are still fresh in my mind.
Taking precious time to feed my artistic soul, surrounded by artists, 
became a delightful habit as I returned many years,
 often as a student and then as an instructor.
Join me at historical Menucha Retreat and Conference Center 
May 15-18 2016,
when I will be returning again to teach Stronger Design Before and After. 

March 7, Grant McOmie featured the history of Menucha, former 
summer home of Oregon's Senator Julius Meir. 
I have always enjoyed learning how this amazing retreat came to be 
and wanted to share it with you.Click link below:

Painting above, selected by Jeannie McGuire - "Vessel 925" in the NWWS 2016 International Exhibition. My blog

Monday, February 29, 2016

Title: Unlock Your Potential 2
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Mixed Media
Size:20 x 20 inches image, 28 x 28 inches framed

Borrowing a cast shadow idea from my recent series,
my intention is to bring attention to
and how we empower ourselves with education.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lynn Powers "One to Watch" by Watercolor Artist Magazine

Jake by Lynn Powers

Congratulations to Lynn Powers on her well
deserved recognition from Watercolor Artist 
Magazine (December Issue 2015)!
What a pleasure to watch what Lynn Powers
does when she creates a portrait.
You can enjoy her People gallery on her site

You have an opportunity to learn from Lynn.
In South Salem on March 7 - 10 she is teaching a
watercolor portrait workshop:

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Opening New Creative Pathways

This Series Opened New Creative Pathways

"Listening" to and trusting my intuition, as well as being open 
to new creative pathways were important lessons for me, 
as I created this series.

Opening creative pathways involved these and other observations 
that I consider major shifts, in how I am moving forward as an artist:

1. I now practice techniques to eliminate fear based thinking in 
    respect to my art ideas, art process and a "finished painting". 

2. I now practice being aware of how my expectations affect
    my creative process. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Nature's Intelligence Series

Nature's Intelligence 4
Acrylic and Collage
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis

Still having fun with leaf explorations.
Honing my design focus, I have challenged myself
to create paintings with a simple design shape,
while using a variety of leaf textures.

Nature's Intelligence 2

Title: Nature's Intelligence 2
Medium: Mixed Acrylic and Collage
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Size: 20 x 20 inches

This is the second of the leaf exploration paintings
and this painting and the one featured in September's
post were accepted at the Rental Sales Gallery /
Portland Art Museum, for their
Fall Show.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nature's Intelligence - Exploration

Detail: Nature's Intelligence 3 - Acrylic & Mixed Media
Artist - Linda Rothchild Ollis

Exploring the possibilities of printing leaves led
to this painting. Susan Greenbaum, taught me about
a collage paper that is incredibly thin.
It is called "Food Wrap" 12 x 12 inches and
available at Cash&Carry.
I enjoyed using it in this painting, which will
be at the Portland Art Museum, Rental Sales Gallery.
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 - 5-8 pm

Susan Greenbaum is an amazing collage and acrylic
artist who will be featured at Art Elements in Newberg,
Join me at her opening reception on
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015    5-7pm.
Enjoy her work at

Saturday, August 8, 2015

More First Thursday, Friends and Fun!

My wonderful neighbors Roy, Myra and Yvonne!

Thanks to my friends Dan and Patty for stopping by!