Friday, October 29, 2010

Art Media Show

The 10x10 "Think Outside the Box: Think Inside the Frame" show is at Art Media at 902 SW Yamhill, NOT Muse Art. The opening reception is on Friday, November 12, 6-8 pm. I submitted a tranquil landscape instead of this red hot belly dancer. Is she too hot? She may appear in a later show to spice up the landscapes!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Small Treasures

The November Gallery Show of the Oregon Society of Artists is called "Small Treasures" consisting of 6"x 6" panels arranged vertically, four for each artist. I've completed 4, working on a 5th as a last minute maybe substitute, since they're small they get done fast! My theme is "reflections" in water, based on some of the places I've visited lately: Benson Lake on the Columbia Gorge, the creek at Reed College, the pond at Laurelhurst park. The show opens on Halloween, Sunday October 31, 1-4:00pm, and closes December 3. All will be priced reasonably for holiday gifting!

Also this month I will have one 10" square landscape painting on view at Muse Art downtown Portland at 10th & Yamhill, reception Friday November 12, 6-8pm.

Working on more landscapes in acrylic, experimenting with adding collage as texture, some small studies of reflections and some larger and brighter to cheer me up on gray days. If the drizzle lets up, I'm going outside in search of Fall color!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Three Shows

Early Fall has been a busy time for me. On Saturday, September 25 I went to Hood River with John for the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010 "Quick Draw". That meant completing paintings and delivering them by 2:30, then showing up for the reception at 6:00pm. In between, we relaxed in the sun next to the Columbia River. I did not win an award for my painting of "The Yellow Blouse", but I enjoyed the experience and meeting other artists.

Friday October 1st I set up two paintings at Umpqua Bank for the Johnson Creek Art Show, and the next morning I brought seven paintings to U.S. Bank to display for a month. And I'm still getting out to paint plein air while the weather holds.