Award-winning color media artist.
"The song of the land is in my bones and in my heart. It seeps into everything. There is magic in that, gentle and wild. And it's that unseen force that I seek to find in the paint. It is the job of the artist to make the unseen visible, to render in some way that which asks who are we, why are we here, what is important."
Julia O’Reilly’s sunsets are seen through an Oregon of stillness, brilliant with a hyper color other artists only dream of. Obtaining it is not easy.~ Renardo Barden, 350 Words, Portland, OR
Four day retreat and gouache painting workshop on the Oregon coast.
How we can use color for expression
On color in painting.
On the essential elements of painting, and how we can talk about them.
My new eBook is out! It's a guidebook for gouache paints, where and what to buy and how to use them.
When the weather constrains my plein air painting, I head indoors. By early spring, I'm longing to be back out in nature.
This mid-section of the Oregon Coast has wonderful access to tidepools, coastal forest hikes, beachcombing, and much more. Your room is steps away from the famous 804 Trail, with wonderful step-out areas and views for setting up an easel.
Come paint your heart out in May 2023. This mid-section of the Oregon Coast has wonderful access to tidepools, coastal forest hikes, beachcombing, and much more. Your room is steps away from the famous 804 Trail, with wonderful step-out areas and views for setting up an easel.
We learn to step back in our art practice as a tool of habit, to gain a different view.
This 2007 film documentary by Michael Boucher continues to ask "where are the women?" in the history of painting, the history of art.
Over 50 million years of geology surrounds us where the Lower Crooked River canyon winds through rimrock, extraordinary lava formations and river meadows.
Painting with Gouache - Plein Air Workshops on the Oregon Coast, and in the Lower Crooked River Canyon
Can I travel to France safely now, and what do I need to know?