Julie Grist: Pedaling Provence

Julie Grist: Pedaling Provence

Provence on bicycle. What a way to start traveling again – and luckily scheduled during Ojai’s heat wave of September.  No paints or easel, but a sketchbook was packed along with cycling gloves and sunglasses for a six day road tour on bike through one of...
Julie Grist: The Personalities of Old Phones

Julie Grist: The Personalities of Old Phones

Where have all the landlines gone?  Really, it’s only been about fifteen years that cell phones have become ubiquitous  – and how quickly we’ve lost all the character and personalities of the telephone. I started a painting series on old phones (oil...
Julie Grist: First Timer, Studio Tour

Julie Grist: First Timer, Studio Tour

I’m a new member of OSA, so I believe I’m allowed to call myself a First-Timer, and enjoy it for what it will be. I’d like it to be PERFECT but imagine, as usual, I won’t be quite ready and will still be sealing frames and printing out logos...
Picking and Painting Oranges

Picking and Painting Oranges

I help glean fruit for Food Share of Ventura County. There’s nothing like doing a bit of labor outside, amongst the orange trees flush with both fragrant blossoms and glowing oranges, knowing the fresh pick from local backyards, orchards, and hillsides will be...