10 March 2015

Four spaces remain for the September 3-17, 2015 Sketchbooks in Italy workshop.
Contact Ken O'Connell at oconnell@uoregon.edu for information.

26 January 2015

Sketchbooks in Italy September 3-17, 2015

"Sketchbooks in Italy" is set for September 3-17 at LaRomita School of Art. Please write me for registration form and further information. Here is a sample room. We travel each day to hill towns and return to our home and studio at La Romita School of Art. It's an amazing experience. Space is limited. Please email me at oconnell@uoregon.edu and join the workshop.

03 January 2015

This photo is of the World Sketchbook exhibit at the Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene. My "Sketchbooks in Italy" workshop is open for registration now. Please contact me if you would like a registration form and basic information about the workshop. oconnell@uoregon.edu

14 December 2014

"World Sketches" at Watershed gallery

Please see this show of 70 sketchbook pages by artists who have traveled to Italy and beyond over these past 10 years. The Watershed gallery is at 321 Mill St. in Eugene. Exhibit is up until January 17, 2015. Most people used the special process of giclee´(pronounced "jhee-clay") archival printing of sketches on artist paper rather than remove pages from the sketchbook. These pigment based inks will not fade for 80-100 years. They may last longer than the original sketch. This way you can do a short print run on quality paper so others can enjoy your work from the sketchbook.

29 September 2014

What is a trip to Italy without a sketch of biscotti? This cookie was from a bakery in the hill town of Bevagna.
I'll be at Tools of the Trade Show in Eugene at UO Duck Store November 12,13, 2014.
Sketchbook workshop on November 15, The Art Department store, Salem, Oregon.
Sketchbook workshops in 2015 at Sitka Center (TBA), LaRomita, Italy September 3-17, 2015 Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon June 1,2,3, 2015.

19 September 2014

This watercolor sketch of a garlic and onion mini truck was made in Orvieto, Italy at my workshop. It captures a bit of old Italy and the street vendors.

22 June 2014

This is near the beginning of the old Tokaido Road between Kyoto 
and Tokyo. Shinagawa was the first of 53 stations on the journey. 
When the new bullet train was first run in the 1960s it was along this 
route and called the New Tokaido.