Inspired by primitive art, mythology, and the painting process, self-taught artist Jesse Reno creates large and compelling mixed media paintings. Jesse’s painting style is exuberant and intuitive. He uses acrylic paint on wood and, sometimes, paper, putting down one color and then another, often using his hands and fingers. He lays down the colors without planning, putting one color next to another–and that, he explains, is the key. Later he reworks each section of the painting finding ideas in the media and process as each painting develops. Quoting writer Rice Freeman-Zachery “He does this over and over until he loves what he sees. It’s not enough for him to merely like what he’s done; he wants to push past that until he loves it.”
I will have new work in this show at OSU opening march 7th and running until may 5th.
I will teaching 2 classes at Art&Soul in Portland, OR. These are my only 1&2 day workshops scheduled for 2016. If you have thought of taking class from me and are not ready to commit to a 5 day workshop this is your chance!
Friday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th – 2 day workshop Freedom to create
Wednesday, March 2nd – 1 day workshop Follow the Leader
Classes are already starting to fill up, so sign up now!
my new show opens Feb 11th at The Last Book Store in LA. I will be in attendance on opening night. see you there
here is a link to the facebook event… https://www.facebook.com/events/1684798721788841/
Added new work to the site for the month.
check it out
I am especially proud of this new giant masterpiece…
There are only 2 spots left for my workshop in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in January.
January 17th – 23rd.
Be sure to register now if you are interested in going as the spots will fill before the end of the year.
I will be at my studio today, Friday and Saturday 2-7pm. Come by to take advantage of my holiday sale, 30% off original works. Also I have a large stock of shirts, books, decks, and prints available for last minute gifts!! My address is 3022 E Burnside st, Portland, OR 97214. If you would like to come by another day or time email me and I will be available.
I also added new smaller works to my site check them out here –http://jessereno.com/art/?sorter=price_asc&submit=GO&type=painting