16 December 2013

This was a quick sketch of pillows in the hotel in San Francisco. A kind of landscape of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Green Copic ink brush pen used. Keep sketching. Italy 2014 workshop filled.

12 October 2013

I'll teach "Sketchbooks in Italy" September 5-19, 2014. Please write for an application and basic information.    oconnell@uoregon.edu
I'll be at TOOLS OF THE TRADE show at the University of Oregon Duck Store by campus in Eugene November 6th and 7th, 2013. Stop by and chat if you can and look at some sketchbooks.
I just finished the book JAY LINDSAY: TRAVEL SKETCHBOOKS and I'll show that as well.

19 September 2013

I'm in Japan now and this sketch was done during the terrible typhoon that hit all of Japan on September 16. I sketched to calm down as I was deep in the country outside of Kyoto and falling trees, landslides, and creeks at flood level were all around me.

06 September 2013

This sketch, in journal 76, was done during the smoky afternoons in Hailey, Idaho during my workshop there. I'll be at the annual Tools of the Trade show at the U of O Duck Store next to campus in Eugene November 6th and 7th.
I'll teach "Sketchbooks in Italy" next year from September 5 to 19 in Umbria, North of Rome. We'll visit and sketch in a different hill town each day. 14 days of amazing food, art and culture and friends.
Please write me for an application at oconnell@uoregon.edu or call me at 541.953.0190. Cost for instruction, housing, local transportation, and almost all food is $3,750.00. This does not include air transportation. It does include the bus from the Rome airport to La Romita School of Art on Sept 5 and the return to the airport on September 19. Please join me for a wonderful time.
More information about the school at www.laromita.org

06 August 2013

Sketchbook Workshops

I've been teaching Sketchbook workshops this June, 
July and August. I'll take a break soon as I prepare for 
planning my 14 day workshop in Italy in 2014.
I'll teach at LaRomita School of Art next year in Italy 
from September 5 to September 19, 2014.
I'm teaching in Sun Valley, Idaho next week and 
upon my return I'll post more information about 
my Italy workshop for 2014.

28 May 2013

Jay Lindsay's Ceramic tile table, NY

Jay Lindsay went to high school and art school with my wife, Gwyneth, and I over 50 years ago. Jay also kept sketchbooks of his adventures around the world and I am working with him to produce a book about these Travel Sketchbooks.

19 April 2013

Sketch of Gwyneth

Pencil sketch of Gwyneth O'Connell in July, 1970.
Celebration of her life April 21, 2013.
South Eugene High School Auditorium 5:00pm reception for her art work, 5:30 program begins.

29 March 2013

This is a quick sketch looking out the hospital window where my wife was battling a severe lung infection. She fought long and hard for over a week and passed away March 28. 

02 March 2013

This is about the Sketchbooks of Jack and Una Wilkinson, my teachers. If you want to Preview the whole book go to Blurb.com and search the Bookstore for "Jack and Una." The 82 page book with over 150 images from their sketchbooks is there for you to enjoy.

23 January 2013

This sketch was made while looking out of the entrance to Civita, Italy.
This month I have a display of my sketchbooks at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon. It is in the North Santiam Hall Galleries until March 1, 2013.