Silvia's Studio

New Works and Latest News from Artist Silvia Trujillo

Daring Views of Grizzly Peak

I've been fortunate enough to occupy a studio that looks out over Grizzly Peak in Ashland. These paintings are a series I did on different days in the month of May. Looking at the very different scenes that can be composed from one vantage point, I'm reminded that...

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Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)

On a hot summer day, a group of plein air students and I headed out early to capture the stunning colors of Emigrant Lake. I created this piece as a demonstration, and the cool blue water still calls to me for a swim! Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) 10"x10" Cradled...

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DIY Paintbrush Holder

Normally this blog is just about my paintings and workshops, but I just had to share THIS! A fabulous art student of mine, Susy, sent the idea along and it could easily save you $20 for a paintbrush holder. Won't tip or accidentally get knocked over. Plus, when it...

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Hooked on Oils

Here's a poetic gem from one of my sudents, Susy, that I just had to share. "Hooked" when i took my clothes off i found a dot of light green on my inner thigh... a streak of viridian running from wrist to elbow chartreuse on my cheek. aching from squatting wrinkled...

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Art Instruction Special!

Dear blog readers, I know you appreciate and look forward to my posts of my latest paintings, but have you ever considered that you yourself might be a great artist? I believe that everyone can benefit from art instruction, even if they have no desire to pursue art...

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Call of the Trail

Up on Mount Ashland this summer, I painted these beautiful Doug Firs standing like sentinels of the Pacific Crest Trail. Every summer, hundreds answer the call to hike the trail from Mexico to Canada, or at least some portion of it. Even if you can't go this year,...

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Backyard Splendor

Sometimes nature’s most awe-inspiring sights are those we find when we open our door and look out. Something about the proximity of nature to where we live makes it all the more powerful. As a plein air painter, having access to open landscape is a necessity, and I’ve...

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Fall Burst – Lithia Park

Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon is world-renowned for its incredible trees and flowers, nestled between our bustling downtown and the rugged mountains. In fall, it’s an artist’s delight. Let this impressionist view sweep you away to this charming place, where time...

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