Eric Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen
Eric Jacobsen

Eric has been teaching private lessons as well as landscape and still life workshops for nearly 20 years. Eric Jacobsen was born and raised in New England. He received a BA in History from Gordon College in Wenham, MA in 1989 and studied fine art at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT from 1991-1995. At the Academy he received training in the Beaux Arts tradition of drawing and painting from life.

Eric's true inspiration is the amazing beauty that he sees in nature. Jacobsen is a Plein Air painter. He takes his oils wherever he goes, setting up on site, working until his painting is finished.

"It is most important to me that my paintings convey a certain mood," Eric says. "I want them to be felt by the viewer without his or her having to analyze or think about them. As a general rule, I try to find strong compositions in nature and then paint the scene accurately while leaving out any extraneous details which would only busy up the painting and detract from the strength of the piece as a whole. My painting process consists of finding a painting site and setting up to paint for a couple of hours, or until the light has changed. For larger paintings, I will return on consecutive days at the same time, under similar lighting conditions to finish a piece."

Visual Arts: Painting
Area Served: Oregon
Art Critiques: Critique - $30. E-mail an image you'd like to have critiqued and I will respond with a critique via e-mail. All critiques will be based on sound fundamentals of good, value, temperature, edges, atmospheric perspective etc.
Ages Taught: Youth (12-16), Adults
Skill Levels Taught: All
Location of Lessons: In studio, On location
Lesson Details & Fees: Workshops taught on location or in my home studio.
City: Prineville
State: Oregon
Country: USA
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