The Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery continues Rhythm in Vision by members of the High Desert Art League (HDAL) through September 25 in the upper & lower galleries.
Exhibiting HDAL members include Cindy Briggs, Helen Brown, Cameron Kaseberg, David Kinker, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Janice Rhodes, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller.
Watercolor is the chosen medium for four members. Briggs, award winner featured in Watercolor Magazine, America’s Best of Watercolorists and recognized by Daniel Smith Watercolors as a “Master of Color,” presents vibrant paintings of sunflowers.
Brown uses batik on rice paperin her painting Curb Appeal, chosen in 2014 for publication in Splash 16, the Best of Watercolor. The batik technique involves brushing molten wax on areas of the paper to prevent watercolor from adhering, later removing the wax to apply other colors.
Newbold’s watercolors capture images from her travels in Europe and other destinations. Her popular The Jacqueline Newbold Watercolor Travel Kit provides the needed supplies, including a journal, to record memorable scenes. Olson, HDAL president and wildlife artist, exhibits luminous watercolors of quail, barn owls andwolves. All illustrate her expertise in depicting wildlife’s unique appearance and postures.
Three HDAL members workin other traditional mediums of acrylic and oil. A painter of landscape and murals, Kinker expresses his attraction to abstraction in his richly-hued acrylic paintings of intricate geometric designs. His murals appear at the Tower Theatre and St. Charles Health Center.
Frequently featured on the cover Ranch and Country and shown at a recent Oil Painters of America exhibition, Slater paints her beloved subject of animals. Her opulent oils depicting a curious goat and a content ewe with lambs reveal this affection. Oil painter Traveller also favors an animal theme. An accomplished sculptor of horses, she shows this subject but also broadens her imagery to paint scenes of climbers at Smith Rock.
Both Kaseberg and Rhodes use non-traditional mediums. Kaseberg presents labor-intensive solvent transfers completed by chemically dissolving magazine inks and his own photographic imagery and transferring them to clayboard. Oregon Public Broadcasting recently featured the artist on Art Beat.
Rhodes exhibits the ancient and challenging technique of encaustic involving the use of heated beeswax, mixed with resin, infused with highly-colored pigments. She presents the diverse genres of abstraction and realism with her playful triptych of a summer beach scene.
Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes the art exhibits for Sunriver Resort, open all hours to the public. For information contact Turner firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.highdesertartleague.com for additional information.