Villa Catalana Stone House 11" x 14", oil on canvas board $150
Villa Catalana Lotus Pond 14" x 18", oil on gallery wrapped canvas $350
Last Saturday was the second annual garden party at Villa Catalana where artists were invited to paint plein air. The gardens are sumptuous with rare plants and a large pond with lotus flowers. A jazz band played on a gazebo overlooking the pond while guests strolled with glasses of Villa Catalana Cellars wine. Although the location is in Oregon City, it felt like a vacation in Spain or Italy! The air was hazy with wind blown ash from wildfires east of the Cascades, but it was still beautiful, especially the vivid orange sunset. I painted the Villa Catalana Stone House that afternoon, and brought with me several paintings from last year including the Villa Catalana Lotus Pond. Art, music, fine wine: a lovely day!