New card design featuring a map of Portland with all of the bridges noted. I really had fun with this... I made my own font, refreshed my knowledge of how to use Illustrator and incorporated a city sketch in pen and ink and watercolor from the east bank of the Willamette River looking at downtown Portland. It's a fun mashup of digital and traditional methods.
Another new card debuting this weekend at the Scappoose Farmers Market. The Caples House, built in 1870 and is maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution. This painting is gouache - a rare medium for me. Gouache is closely related to watercolor but has completely different properties.
Socially distancing at the Scappoose Farmers Market.
The hosts put a lot of effort in to making sure everyone could shop safely. Everyone wore masks, hand sanitizer was available at both entrances to the market and everyone kept their distance from each other. It's different but doable during a pandemic.
Right now I'm supposed to be painting the lodges in Glacier National Park. Current events upended all of those plans so I'm figuring out a plan B until I can go back to my original plans which won't be the same as before because those lodges are only accessible a handful of months a year. I'm not expecting this particular project to be salvageable for on-site work because realistically it's just not possible during a pandemic. About my plan B... from the bottom of my heart I want to thank everyone who responded to the post I put on my web page about home portraits. I have some really very interesting projects coming up and I can't wait to start on them (right after I finish the one currently in progress). If you have been considering a home portrait, get yours in the queue by dropping me a note - bonnywagoner at msn dot com. (I have to write it out because of the bots out there.) There's a plan C in the works too... more on that later.