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04 July 2010 @ 08:34 pm
If you are looking for me I just left.  I'll be at ...


see you there.
17 June 2009 @ 02:43 pm
Obviously I am not a journalist. I paint therefore I spend little time here and more time painting.
03 February 2009 @ 07:33 pm
Two of my paintings have been accepted in to a show at the Broderick Gallery down town Portland, Oregon.
"Unexpected Beauty, Street Views"
Proceeds benefit Street Yoga (a Portland non-profit organization for helping youth on the street)
The show hangs from February 5, 2009 through the first week of March.
I'm moving up in the world.
Current Mood: accomplished
04 October 2008 @ 12:10 pm

I won an award.
News From... The Kingstad Gallery Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters' Annual Exhibit 2008
Expressions of Nature/Expressions of Self

juried by George Broderick, Eric Kingstad & Lora R Fisher

awarded me an honorable mention for my "End of the Tile Factory" painting.


I actually painted the scene while with the Pacific Plein Air Painters group out of Hillsboro but was able to enter in this show with others I painted with the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters.

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
04 October 2008 @ 12:03 pm
  Look Look I sold another painting.  "Cafe in the Heat of the Day" sold at our local annual Columbia Arts Guild event held in conjunction with the Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival.  The owners of the cafe purchased it.  If you come to Scappoose you may be able to view it in the near future at the Old Town Cafe E. Columbia Avenue, right next to city hall and the police station.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
16 September 2008 @ 03:36 pm
Man have I been away from here for a long time or what?

I don't seem to be able to journal, blog and paint at the same time.

But I do have two new trompe loeil designs finished, have been painting plein air all summer and have 5 works in a show at the Kingstad Gallery.  "Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters Expressions of Nature/Expressions of Self"

For a sneak preview of the show go to http://urban-plein-air.wetpaint.com/


27 June 2008 @ 06:30 pm
Sold is such a lovely word.  Two of my paintings sold at the South Store Cafe in Scholls.  One was a wetland stream scene and the other was sunlight through a hole in the roof on an old brick chimney.

Very satisfying to know someone likes them well enough to pay for them.
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
04 June 2008 @ 07:27 pm
Went painting today in the yard of one of the Pacific Plein Air Painters.  His wife works for the doctor I used to work for for more than 8 years.  She is also a Master Gardener and they have a lovely forested area with all sorts of flowers and benches and bird houses and trails and wonderful things to paint.  I started a nice little painting with a small birdhouse bench and some Iris in the foreground.  Now I have two unfinished outings with Iris.

I hope to be able to go to the Portland Rose Garden to paint soon and then to Lake Sacagawea in Longview.  Those will both be beautiful this time of year.
03 June 2008 @ 04:04 pm
I have completed the Sauvie Island Reflections paintings I was working on and have it posted in my blog.  I entered three pictures of it so you can see the stages it went through. 



I have been busy painting and my husband has been busy making frames for my work.  The weather is still so iffy that it makes it hard to plan to go out to paint.  Last week three of us carpooled to Salem and the Schrieners Iris Garden to paint.  What a beautiful place.  They have way more than just Iris and we had a great day painting.  There were also other artist and photographers gathered there as well.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
19 May 2008 @ 01:29 pm
I went out with the Portland Plein Air Painters to Sauvie Island one day recently and painted.  The day was cold, windy, and sometimes rainy. There were 6-8 of us set up inside a wildlife bird watching station painting views over a small lake.  At one point in the day a bus load of 20-40 kids unloaded to identify birds but really didn't accomplish much.  They asked us about painting and tried not to get in our way but it was really crowded under the roof.  As they were leaving I pointed out some swallow nests under the roof and a robin's nest at the end of the building otherwise they wouldn't have seen anything.  They all piled back on the bus and headed to their next stop.  Can't imagine that any self respecting bird wouldn't just flee at first sight of them.  Anyway, I have about completed the painting back in the studio.  It has turned out ok but nothing in really thrills me yet.  I have a second painting drying too that I did of a culvert and pond at Peteresen's Farm in Hillsboro with a couple of other ladies from the Pacific Plein Air Painters.  It seemed rather blah at fist but I have now added an antique tractor to it that gives it something to look at.
Current Mood: mellowmellow