Thursday, July 30, 2009

HOT HOT HOT!



It has been sooo hot here! I can't really remember a time that it has been this hot in Oregon. Also there has been no AC in my studio. :( I have tried to paint in my studio but it has been sooo HOT! So I have been working on little things outside of studio. My poor little dogs also have been roasting in the weather. Here is little Yoda making a face.

This painting is of Sauvie's Island. I have been thinking about changing up my medium that I add to the oil paint. I normally do 1/3 turpenoid, 1/3 linseed, and 1/3 galkyd, but I have been doing a little bit of reading about expanding my horizons with stand oil and damar, or maybe doing some egg tempura.

Cheers to you all out in blog land!

Sunday, July 5, 2009



So we were having dinner with my parents and my mother walks over and wants to show my a tomato. She let me know it wasn't just any tomato but a 5 dollar tomato. So I decided to paint it before we ate it.

Also so I participated in first Thursday in the pearl as a vendor and it was a great success! I sold one my Oregon Landscape paintings and I was a little sad to see it go, but the woman who bought it let me know it would go to a good home. Here is a picture to the side of my booth and there were ballerinas! They did swirls and twirls all up down the street.

So I have been feeling extremely motivated and inspired to get in my studio.. so that is where I will be hiding. :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Gorge and Beyond!




So this past weekend I went to the Maryhill Art Museum and it is about two hours outside of Portland and literally out in the middle of no where. It sits up on the edge of the gorge overlooking the Columbia River. The view was simply amazing, but the Museum looked a little like a jail. It is a concrete poured mansion with bars on all the windows.... Granted they have some amazing art works inside like some Rodin pieces. I think the highlight for me was the scuplture garden with some modern pieces. BUT... lurking between the scupltures there were several crowing and skwaking peacocks. Pointed claws... Beady eyes... sharp beaks...

So I have been working feverishly getting ready for 1st Thursday in the Pearl.. organzing.. working on the display.. And it's supposed to be 90 degrees tomorrow!