Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Subject To Interpretation #1

Wandering Ways,6"x8", oil on canvas panel

My first installment of the Subject To Interpretation Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters winter project. I painted over an old painting that had no future so I've ended up with unexpected textures in some areas.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Audubon Society of Portland Wild Arts Festival

American Robin, 6"x6", india ink and watercolor on papyrus mounted to canvas

Art Media donates canvases to local artists who want to contribute a painting to be sold at the Audubon Society of Portland's Wild Arts Festival, November 21 and 22, 2009. Come out and celebrate our local wildlife!

"Cast Shadows: Pacific Northwest Plein Air Landscapes" at Aurora Gallery

left: "Light and Shadow II", 12"x6", pastel
right: "Light and Shadow III" 12"x6", pastel

I've two pieces in the invitational juried show at Aurora Gallery, 1004 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington, during the month of November, 2009. Local artists painting at their best. Go see the show.

Celebration Oregon! Oregon Plein Air Painters exhibit

"Deadine Falls",9"x12", pastel
High Desert Galleries in Bend (October)and Redmond (November) are the hosts of this fabulous juried show celebrating the beauty of Oregon. All of the work was painted en plein air, meaning in the open air. By all means, stop into the gallery if you're in Redmond this month and check it out. Here is my contribution to the show. It's of Deadline Falls on the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. As I painted the piece, I saw several salmon jumping up the fall. Pretty nifty!