Thursday, March 24, 2011

Accepted to Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Squared Exhibit

Morning Riot, 6"x6" pastel painting

What a wild few days I've had! I just learned this piece was accepted into the Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Squared Exhibition and Sale in Costa Mesa, California. That means another trip to FedEx to ship off a painting. But I don't mind a bit!

This piece is based on a field I saw of vivid yellow canola with our grey overcast skies but I wanted to do something different so I took my artistic license and went to work. My husband thought it looked like a riot of color, so that named the painting.

The Gala Artists' Reception will be held Saturday, April 16th. Show runs through May 6th. Randy Higbee Gallery is located at 102 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Phone 800-506-4624.

Accepted to Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 7th Annual "Best of Plein Air"

On The Flyway, 9"x18" pastel plein air painting

I'm thrilled to have this painting accepted to the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 7th Annual "Best of Plein Air" exhibit. It took me two separate painting excursions in order to finish this piece and I love it. As I was painting, the days were warm, the Canada geese were coming and going in huge flocks, the Sandhill cranes were flying overhead and honking their unique sound, and I was having a ball creating.

The LPAPA Exhibition and Sale will be at The Esther Wells Collection, 1390 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, Phone (949) 494-2497 from April 7 to May 6, 2011. Opening Night Celebration and Awards Saturday, April 9, 4pm to 8pm.

Accepted To Expressions West 2011

Tree Potpourri, 12"x12" pastel plein air painting

I'm excited to have this piece accepted to the Coos Art Museum Expressions West 2011 exhibit. This work was painted en plein air at an old homestead overlooking the Columbia River at the Northwest Pastel Society 2010 Paint-out in Hood River, OR.

Show dates for the exhibit are April 8, 2011 through May 28, 2011. Artist Reception is Friday, April 8, 5pm to 7pm. The museum is at 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420. It's a beautiful museum and everyone there is friendly. You'll like it so I urge you to visit it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Works of the Lake

Mountain Lake, 18"x12" pastel painting

Mt. Adams From The Lake, 16.5"x11.5" pastel plein air painting - SOLD

Lupines At The Lake, 9"x6" plein air pastel painting

Mist Rising, 6"x9" pastel - SOLD

I was commissioned to paint pieces depicting a beautiful lake near Mt. Adams in the Cascade Range. I've got more pieces in the works from this, one of our favorite camping locations.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"C.A.T. On Broadway" benefit for CAT Adoption Team

Here's Looking At You, 3"x9" pastel

Here's a fun piece I did for the exhibit titled "C.A.T. On Broadway", a benefit for CAT Adoption Team, a no-kill cat shelter, which will be held at Art On Broadway Gallery, 12570 SW Broadway, Beaverton, Oregon. The reception is Saturday, March 5, from 5 pm to 9 pm and will feature cat-themed artwork created especially for this event. Wine tasting by Carlton Cellars. Come sample other whisker-licking good refreshments. Show dates: March 5 - 26, 2011. See you there!

New Little Landscapes

Roadside Attraction, 6"x6" pastel - SOLD

Morning Riot, 6"x6" pastel

Confetti, 6"x6" pastel - SOLD

These little works are great fun to paint and are small enough that just about anyone can find a spot to hang them or one could even set them on a shelf or tabletop.