Sunday, July 27, 2014

Orange Slices with Strawberries

I was lucky enough to be able to take another Carol Marine workshop in early July. This was an "advanced" class (meaning that it was for folks who had taken one of her prior workshops), and we worked on using the color white, painting flowers, and painting glass. Carol is not only an excellent painter and instructor, she's also a sweetheart! The workshop was just great.

I'll be taking two more workshops this year - Qiang Huang at the end of August, and Scott Christensen in early October! I can hardly wait!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sundance Farm

I'm back. It's been a busy summer, with gardening, a trip to the Portland zoo with my daughter and grandson, painting, and so on. Right now I'm getting ready for my first-ever 2nd Friday Springfield Artwalk that takes place in August. It's the first time I've shown my paintings so I'm more than just a little bit nervous. The frames have been ordered and should arrive soon (fingers crossed). Today I'll be varnishing and getting labels ready to go. Since the paintings will be hanging on latticework, I'll need to figure out how to do that - I'm thinking those little metal clips would work. Hopefully it won't be a total disaster.

This painting is another from my plein air outing with my good friend, Patti McNutt. We visited lavender farms during the Yamhill Lavender Festival, and we just had a ball. Patti is so much fun - painting with her is a treat!

Well, I've stalled long enough - I'm off to make another run to the art supply store...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lavender Lake Farm


What could be sweeter than painting in the middle of a lavender field?