Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rain, sun & plein air, still life

This week has been a variety of rain, sunbreaks, clouds, back & forth. So I went out Wednesday to figure draw, Heather our nude model, Hipbone was hip and inspiring as usual. Concentrated on pencil drawing line and shapes instead of painting. Thursday went to Sauvie Island and painted with fellow plein air artists on the dike overlooking a meadow which was partially flooded, trees floating above their reflections, cows grazing nearby, constant change of light and shadow reflected in the water. I focused on the bright bits of sky and warm tones in grasses. For more photos of that day, see

Today I brought three paintings to Lake Oswego for the annual Festival of the Arts, starts on Friday June 24 through the 26th. They are of a glacier in Alaska and the Columbia Gorge. Please come to the big tent to see the unjuried show, as well as a juried show, crafts, food and music in the park!

Today is Father's Day, and my Dad passed away many years ago yet is always part of my life and was so supportive of developing my artistic talent. So I painted a quick sketch of yellow roses from the backyard, I know he would have loved them.

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