Thursday, July 29, 2010

Frame These Up

Time to frame!  These were completed during last month's paint outs and now to be included in August shows in the Utrecht store located in The Pearl and Walters Cultural center in Hillsboro.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Pretty close to sketching in a sketch book but if you add a verse or a couple lines as a caption they call it 'Journaling.' 

Plum Crostata

Capitol Highway. between Hillsdale and Multnomah Village.

I pretty consistently reserve Tuesday mornings for some art related activity with art friends. This morning I took a different bus over to the village for the  breakfast with fellow plein air painters. You can't miss the awning on the front of this little Euro style cafe and suggested to Celeste we do a couple sketches there while she waits for a phone call. I knew what I had to sketch when I saw the little plum pastry - My niece makes a similar version of these from her own backyard plum tree! It was a nice little escape. The managers say they are interested in showing art upstairs in a few months.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Chicken Challenge

Chicken Challenge...
Finally, we have a chicken

I offered up a photo of one of my sister's chickens for the monthly challenge on the Behind the Scenes Blog.  I finally completed  my painting in Acrylic of Henrietta Chicken; check here for the rest of the participants as they are posted sometime Monday.....
I should have given you some brief info last week about my computer having an internal cookout  which extended to the backup and external hard drive. I find out tomorrow if I have permanently lost about three years or so of pictures and miscellaneous files.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed. ....

Friday, July 9, 2010


Watercolor Batik on rice paper 15" x 15"

List for Tomorrow
  1. Drop off Art Work OSA
  2. Bastille Day Plen Air At Jamison Fountain and Square
  3. Utrecht sponsored Plein Air event in North Park Blocks (Everett St)
  4. Water Scott's tomatoes
  5. Feed Olivia's kitten
  6. I'll fill this when I remember what it was.