Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nature Sketching...

 The morning was shared with
Nature Sketching group.

Using a uni-ball pen and pastel pencils, I focused on some
colorful fall leaves that I picked up a few days ago.

I very seldom use my pastel pencils, except for signing my pastel paintings, 
however I was inspired to get them out and use them today after
 attending the Compass Gallery opening this week 
at the Willamette Heritage Center,
 seeing talented artist Lori Wallace-Lloyd's illustrations
of birds and other animals of the Pacific Northwest.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Holiday Showcase...

Salem Art Association
now has three gift themed exhibitions open
for the holidays.

I attended the Holiday Gala this evening 
and enjoyed the festive celebration.
I was thrilled to learn that my painting
"A Moment in Time"
had just sold as I arrived. 
What a special treat it was to meet the new owners and visit 
about where the painting may hang in their home. 
It is a Christmas gift for them, and what a gift it is for me as well.
It's such a great feeling to know that I have expressed something in my work that speaks to someone in a way that they want to continue to revisit and live with it!

(Yes, there is a big empty space behind me where the sold painting had been.)

There are many creative gifts available throughout the gallery ..... upstairs and downstairs.
I still have six paintings upstairs in the Holiday Showcase and two downstairs in the Gift Gallery. 

Be sure and make it one of your destinations during your shopping adventures.
The holiday exhibits are showing November 8th - December 24th, 2014

Changing Seasons
12x18" pastel