Thursday, August 30, 2012

Painting Creekside...

Silverton Park was our destination today for spending the day sharing some art time.

It was beautiful weather to be out creekside.

Deanna and Denise and I chose our spots for the afternoon...

Getting supplies to the chosen site was a bit of a chore.

I did a fun, loose underpainting, then moved on to the soft pastels.

Denise worked in pen and watercolor.

Deanna worked in pastel on art spectrum colourfix.

A delightful day shared!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Painting Days....

Here are some photos from a couple of recent summer plein air painting days....

This trip was to Mt Angel Abbey again. The second time this summer.
I decided to revisit the same composition that I had done a few weeks ago.
This was a graphite sketch on Wallis paper that I
then went back and liquified with water. I love this process before I get out
the liquid acrylics, then the pastels. It gives me a good opportunity to
get to know my composition and to loosen up!

Here's Deanna with her painting in progress.
She is working on a Art Spectrum Colourfix paper
Before we got started we had a picnic lunch.....

Then on a Saturday afternoon we spent the day at
Deanna's house. She has an amazing view out her backyard!
She worked on capturing it in pastel....

I again chose to revisit a compostion I worked on recently
while painting at her house under the cherry trees.
The cherries are all done now, but the scene is still there!

Once again, I didn't get it totally completed, however i
was a great day and another "start" to complete at home in the studio.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Day in Portland full of Art....

 A joy to see.....The First Ever Oregon Plein Air Paint Out hosted by the Portland Art Museum
 It was great to see Brenda Boylan working in oils on location!
 And Thomas Jefferson Kitts capturing the roses with his beautiful brush strokes!
 There were so many talented plein air painters....
 It was a very special opportunity to see so many artists at work
 on the South Park Blocks in front of the Art Museum.

 Then inside the Museum a must see......
 One of the many favorites........
Benjamin Brown
 Poppy Fields Near Pasadena
Oil on canvas

 And the Monet exhibit....
 Claude Monet
Oil on canvas

And I always have to stop and look at the 
George Inness
 paintings in the permanent collection!

For more information on the Portland Art Museum go to

Thursday, August 2, 2012

KAA Members Show

 Stormy Skies
11x17 pastel 

now showing in the Keizer Art Association Members Show....