Saturday, April 1, 2017

Art rotation time...

Seasons changing also means it's time for art rotation!

These three little florals are all now available at
They are a sampling of the ten pastel paintings delivered to the gallery this week. 

"Summer Geraniums"
3x6" pastel
contact the gallery to purchase

"Summer Blooms"
3x6" pastel
contact the gallery to purchase

"Summer Sunflowers"
3x6" pastel
contact the gallery to purchase

The paintings currently available at
also have been rotated, and some new works added to the exhibit throughout the clinic.

 This is an ongoing showing of my work that 
I am honored to be sharing with many fellow kidney care patients.
It was wonderful to hear from a patient recently,
 that she feels the paintings bring a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

"Peace and Gratitude"
8x6" pastel

I also continue to have paintings available at
Reflections Salon  
991 Liberty Street SE
Salem, Oregon

I have rotated and added some oil and cold wax paintings 
as well as new pastel paintings.
This show will be up through May 27, 2017.
All paintings are available for purchase.

"Hopeful Dreams"
10x10" oil and cold wax

Look forward to many more Artfelt Journeys to come!

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
-Twyla Tharp

Thursday, March 2, 2017

18th Annual Clay Ball...

It was an honor to be invited to donate to this years
18th Annual Clay Ball
and be a part of supporting 
the arts in our community.

"Broadened Horizons"
12 x 18" pastel
in the silent auction!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

On the easel today...

Revisiting past paintings can be fun and challenging
 I came upon a washed off painting that still had the ghost image visible
on the paper, and the reference photos were still with it.
That was my choice to attempt today, for a shared art day with friends.

I feel a sense of place as I worked on this painting.
 It was originally started while on location at
 Delta Ponds City Park in Eugene a few years ago.

After looking back at the process pictures that I took while working, 
I like the looser mark making at the beginning of the painting.
There is always that decision of when to keep going and when to stop.
I had to keep going because it was too early in the painting to stop!

I feel I could have been better at working the entire painting,
 rather than getting caught up in certain areas 
and risking the chance of overworking it.
It's time to set it aside and come back to it another day with fresh eyes.

It's always a learning process!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


So much can come in to our lives that we have to face.
Sometimes it's an unavoidable accident or a serious heath issue,

or a major change happening in our country.

Let's move forward
 with visions of hope 
as we continue on this
 journey called life.

4 x 6" pastel

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holidays are here...

Here we are in the midst of what will very soon be winter.
The weather is beginning to dip down to colder temperatures after a prolonged
season of mild warm weather for this time of year. 
Many plants in the yard have been re-blooming instead of going dormant or dying.

Today I brought in some blossoms found outside that won't be surviving
the predicted cold temps of 27° tonight.
I took time to make an entry in my sketch book.

I also delivered two more little original pastel landscapes to the gallery today, 
to add to my selection currently available at
 Bush Barn Art Galleries.

See these paintings and more at Salem Art Association's  
Holiday Showcase
at Bush Barn Art Center.
Open hours through December 24, 2016
Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday-Sunday 12-5

Go to to learn more.

Find a unique variety of gifts that are all made by local artisans!

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fall at the Gallery...

Here are some of my pastel paintings that are available
for the Fall-Winter Exhibition Season.

"Follow Your Bliss"
12 x 18"
"Grow- Journey- Become"
9 x 24"
"Country Dusk"
12 x 18"

Stop in at Bush Barn Art Galleries
to see them in person.

The new project of putting in the elevator and
remodeling the annex is completed, 
with new renovated space for workshops,
exhibitions and more.

You can learn more about what's happening at
Salem Art Association

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fall Art & Harvest Season...

4 x 6" pastel  © Debbie Robinson
Being one of the last days of September,
Deanna and I enjoyed the mild temperatures,
and a beautiful fall day together this week.

We made the most of this time by starting with
 a walk in the woods,
 while we searched out a place that spoke to us.

 It's an art day and a
 perfect day
for plein air painting!

Deanna chose to capture the pears in a pastel painting,
 before they get picked.

I found that the morning light on this maple tree called out to me. 

Starting with a gestural pen sketch in my art journal, 
I then added a bit of color with watercolor crayons.

Then it was time to get the pastels out and work on a
little landscape.

After a break for lunch, 

and a bit of garden harvesting,

 the afternoon was spent under the shade of the apple tree
with my art journal, pen and watercolor crayons.

It was a full day of art and friendship!