Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Sketch Book

Go a new sketch book yesterday so I thought it should be Christened-nothing to scarey even if it is Halloween. Just some doodlings (Pitt Pen) and then some water soluble crayons. These crayons are my favorite tool for doodles and journaling.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Today ~ Fine Art Friday

Today I met up with a group of artists in North Portland, some I knew and some I didn't.  We were meeting at a cafe in a St Johns warehouse that was at one time the manufacturing location for Columbia Sportswear.  The building is now housing some art studios and miscellaneous offices.  After our coffee we had an impromptu paint in in Kat Sowa's studio! Lots of fun - See some more action shots of the afternoon here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Corn Still Life

Painting out door still life in natural light is very satisfying.
 Mid point - Developing greens, warm and cool
Corn on the ranch was late but colorful.  I took a few ears up to the chickens every day so by the end of two weeks they would start clucking and running to me when I was within sight. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Post Convention

Hyon Fielding was my assistant for the Past President's Paint Out last Saturday in Sun River.  She took such good care of me I thanked her with a small landscape painted there.  She said she would even continue helping me at award ceremony if needed because I couldn't stay. Surprise, surprise! She called later and said I did win so that means my painting for the first time will be in the traveling show aound Oregon for six months.  I'll get home soon and find out the particulars. 
 Oh, One final thing - I had this idea while out here in the boonies without any chap stick was to try (I was desperate) roll on deodorant!  I don't recommend it, thumbs down, Awful!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ranch Sketchin'

Hanging around Powell Butte in Central Oregon for the next several days sketching, putting up some tomatoes, giving ears of corn to the chickens, and cleaning out the laundry room just to mention a few chores.

Have a couple extra gas grills

Nice to see a barn full of dry hay
Some little jars of nice tomato sauce we put up 
 Got a lot of sunflower seeds to harvest

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Show Next Weekend

I have been honored by being accepted to the Fall Transparent show in Sunriver Oregon with the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Reception October 8th, 5:00 pm