Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Inside Fred Meyers

It's cold and the weather has proven to be somewhat unpredictable lately so we chose to sketch in a supermarket. It actually proved to be quiet interesting. Normally we are in such a hurry to grab this and that shopping that we don't have the time to look at all the detail and the people coming and going. We went a little over our allotted two hours we had set for ourselves but there was just so much to work on. It was great. We decided we have to return again sometime.

Monday, February 18, 2019

A pondering...

Looking over some old pictures I think I badly want to go to Ft Vancouver again. I've probably posted this somewhere along the way from circa 1987. It was the last acrylic painting I painted before transitioning over to colored pencil. I had switched to acrylics because of the chemicals required with oils and small kids at the time but now there are options so I just might again...It's still one of my all time favorites and almost, not quite, makes me want to take up oil painting again especially since there's water soluble oils now.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

A practical solution for nubs

One of the banes of working with colored pencil are those inevitable little nubs. Here is a practical solution anyone can do to extend the life of their pencils:

Breaking news!

All of my postcards are now available at Big River Bistro and at the South County Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

New postcard: St Helens Chamber of Commerce

I explored the use of a new vendor for printing for a new postcard. It turned out well, reduces printing costs but will require a lot more up front time in the planning process to use them. It’s a delicate process finding just the right balance that works. These will be posted available soon.

Intro to Urban Sketching

Are you interested in learning about urban sketching, how to start, what supplies you will need to begin to participate in the world wide movement? I will be teaching this class beginning March 3rd.

Intro to Urban Sketching
St. Helens Recreation Center
1810 Old Portland Rd., St. Helens, OR

Information and on-line registration: http://sthelens.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx

Friday, February 8, 2019

The prototypes are in and they look marvelous!

The prototypes arrived and they came out looking better than I expected.  A bunch have been ordered and will be ready early next week.  They are 5" x 7", blank inside.  They come with matching envelopes.  If you hurry you can pick them up on the 25% off sale I'm running through Valentines Day at https://squareup.com/store/bonny.  

Chamber of Commerce - St Helens, OR

City Hall - St Helens, OR
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