Saturday, August 21, 2010


It was a sensational, sunny day on Friday August 13th at the Sauvie Island Farm, and a lucky day for painting. I risked sunburn by setting up my plein air in the middle of the field to get close to the sunflowers.

The flowers are aptly named "Summer Sensation"!

It is a bit daunting to attempt painting sunflowers without thinking of Van Gogh, but I did my best to capture their sunny essence.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Art in the Heart of Multnomah Village

"Art in the Heart of Multnomah Village" is a juried mixed media show sponsored by Portland Parks & Recreation. The opening reception is Friday, August 6, 7-9pm, and the show runs through August. The Center is located at 7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, Oregon and hours are Mon - Fri 9 am-9:30 pm, Saturday 9 am-12:30pm.

I have one painting, "Window Shopping" on view. Of course, window shopping is one of my favorite activities and I think this painting captures the spirit of a mysterious shop window with promises of exotic treasures from around the world. Don't ask me to translate the Chinese calligraphy, I just interpreted what I could see. I hope it means, peace, love, have a nice day!