10.02.2014

"Golden Tulips" and Jo Reimer's Studio

"Golden Tulips"
12"x 16"
oil on canvas, 1" profile 
$425
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Jo Reimer's Studio


I had the pleasure of visiting my friend, Jo Reimer's house and studio, and enjoying coffee 
in her beautiful back yard.
"Mattie's Garden" 
quilt
 Upon going to her studio, I was struck by this absolutely gorgeous quilt she had made. I had no idea that she also specialized in making quilts. I learned that she has a degree in Home Economics/Textiles and Construction, and that she taught in junior high and high school for several years as well as at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

 " ...I stuck with using the threaded needle, art quilting,...and sewing until 1998 when I turned off my sewing machine... and leapt into fine art...." - Jo 
The whole atmosphere in her studio is awe-inspiring with all those art books, 
places to draw, paint, and lots of beautiful paper!

 "My favorite way of  working is what I call collage painting. I apply dye, ink, watercolor, ...to paper...to create interesting collage papers that are uniquely mine." - Jo
" It's like my cooking...I sort of follow recipes 
but mostly I wing it!" - Jo
She takes maps and shreds them...
...and combines  them with collage and paint, to make these wonderful pieces of art.

Then...
..."I create my own sketchbook/art journals in which I make 
plans, journal about art and life..."- Jo
She also takes her sketchbook traveling. She has a fabulous sketching kit 
and a tiny watercolor set that she made herself!
She is having an Open Studio this weekend, 
October 4 and 5, 2014, 11 am to 5 pm. 
11990 NW Maple Hill Lane, Portland, OR
Jo Reimer
Thank you to Randall Tipton for introducing me to Jo 
and thank you to Jo...
I had a lovely time at your house/studio! :)


Listening to while I paint:

Podcasts: 
The Lede, hosted by Jerod Morris
Artists Helping Artists, hosted by Leslie Saeta
Social Media Examiner, hosted by Michael Stelzner
"Wait, Wait.... Don't Tell Me!", hosted by Peter Sagal
Splendid Table, hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper
American's Test Kitchen, hosted by Christopher Kimball

Music: 

My iPod

Really helpful!: 
I am continually checking a dictionary, thesaurus, spell check, but one thing that has been particularly helpful is the grammar check! Please excuse any errors that I make and tell me! :)

7 comments:

Randall David Tipton said...

My pleasure to introduce you!
Jo is a cultural treasure. she can do any of the domestic arts with ease. Such a wealth of skills used to be common among women but now it`s rare almost to extinction. She is an artist to the bone.

Helen Moreda said...

Annie, bright and beautifully painted flowers. I also came from the world of quilting. Very nice posting.

Susan said...

Lovely tulips. Such a pleasure to have an insider tour of Jo's studio.

Annie Salness said...

Susan,
I got to go to Jo's studio yesterday and it was exceptional! Luckily she only live down the street so I can again, and again, and again..... :)
Best,
Annie

Annie Salness said...

Helen,
I was talking to Randall and it seems like quilting and even sewing in general is a lost art! I envy you! :)
Best,
Annie

Annie Salness said...

Randall,
I agree with everything you said about Jo...even more after a tour of her Open Studio!
Best,
Annie

Ruth Armitage said...

Sorry to have missed your open studio, Jo! I hope you will hold another :)

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