Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Newels of Timberline Lodge

I've had a lot of fun drawing.  All of the rough drafts are done so now it's the inking phase.  It's very time consuming but very rewarding.  Here's a peek at some of them:  





Saturday, September 2, 2017

An update for the Timberline project


I took my rough sketches up to the mountain to check my work against the newels.  I have a couple of corrections to make but then I'm ready to begin inking them.  I've been up to the mountain dozens of times but over the years I can't say I've ever experienced 95 degrees at the lodge.  It's usually cooler up on the mountain but it sure wasn't today.  

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Beaverton Art Mix

This is not an easy show to get in to so I'm pleased to announce I just received notification one of my pieces was juried in!

Date
Thu - Sun | Oct 5 - 8, 2017


Beaverton City Library
12375 SW 5th Street | Beaverton

Open during regular library hours

Oct 5 – 8 | Art show & sale, Library hours
FRI, Oct 6 | An Evening of Art Reception, 7 – 8:30 pm
SAT, Oct 7 | Quick & Chalk Draws, 10 am – 3 pm
SAT, Oct 7 | Washington Co Open Studios art demonstrations, 12 – 3 pm


No admission fee.  



Columbia City Celebration

Drop by September 16, 2017 at the Columbia City School. I will have a couple of pieces in the art show in the entryway and I have a vendor booth inside the school. Stop by and check out the newel cards (hint... there's a new coloring book in the works and almost finished). Columbia City School - on 2nd Street across from the post office. 

Free parking. 
8am - 2pm 

There's also: 

A car show. 
Pancake feed in the morning. 
Book sale. 
Silent auction. 
Kids activities. 

Lots to do and see.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Perspective

When I'm drawing, I am working. That is what I do. Yes, I absolutely, positively love it and I can't wait to get back to it. Loving what I do doesn't mean I'm not working. Everyone should be so lucky.

Thanks to television and the big screen this long term dedication to my craft seems the opposite of what you think an artist is.  I choose this career field.  I studied my craft for years.  I earned a one year certificate, an Associate degree and then a Bachelors degree in Art.  I've dedicated myself to continuing education to build on my existing skill level.  

Sunday, August 6, 2017

More on the courthouse

Got a bunch more done on the courthouse. It's starting to come together.


I'm contemplating scanning it and printing it out on watercolor paper so I can experiment with a couple different ways to add color. That way I can figure out which method yields the most desirable results. The more I think about it the more I think it's a neat opportunity. Out of time for a bit so I'll get back to it in a couple weeks.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Columbia County Courthouse

The weather has been punishing hot (over 100) for the past week so other than trying to keep up with watering the garden, I haven't gotten much work done outside.  We set up a meeting to draw at the courthouse this past Thursday morning and even though we all agreed to meet two hours early, the smoke from the forest fires and the heat shortened how much time we spent drawing.  So I went out again this morning and picked up where I left off.  The challenge of the courthouse is all the intricate pieces.  Lots of erasing on this one as I figure out what proportions I had wrong but it's coming along.