Friday, May 30, 2014

En Plein air: 5/30/2014

I've been going down to the Columbia River to study the differences of light at different times of day.  This is Mt Adams in Washington at sunset from Pixie Park in Oregon.  I am finding painting at sunrise and sunset are probably the most challenging times because the light quality changes quickly. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Spring show

These pieces were accepted in to the Columbian Artists Association 38th Annual Spring Show in April 2014 in Kelso, Washington.  "Spring Trillium" and "Portland Sunrise" were both awarded Sponsor Awards. 
"Spring Trillium"
Watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil.
"Every day is a blessing."
"Portland Sunrise"

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Morning Sunrise

Just before the sun comes up, everything is still, quiet.  Colors are muted.  Birds sing in the distance. It's like the world is holding it's breath waiting for the day to begin.  
I had to capture this morning - if for nothing else to remember a perfect moment in time. 
"Morning Sunrise"
Dimensions: 6" x 17"
Sennelier's watercolor on 140# Arches hot press paper
It was juried in to the Rose Festival Show hosted by the Oregon Society of Artists in Portland, OR for the month of June. 
Available for purchase.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Paper towel series

I know it sounds silly but it was the combination of the subtle design on the paper towels I was drying herbs on that inspired this series:


More coming this spring.


I've been revisiting all the old story tales from childhood for nostalgia purposes and created a fun project in the process.  This one is called "Goldilocks" in my Squirrel Chronicles.