This is one of the little houses that dot the older sections of our city. There are lots of them. In it's heyday, Eugene was a thriving lumber and university town. These old houses were where Eugene's baby boom generation grew up.
Yesterday, two of my painting buddies and I took a trip to Oakland, Oregon to do a little plein air painting. Oakland is a sweet little old Oregon town located between Eugene and Roseburg. Before we settled in to paint, we paid a visit to the town barber/artist, Adam Baker. Adam's one-chair barber shop is also a studio and gallery. He specializes in Western art and his paintings are beautifully displayed on every wall. Afterwards, we took a short stroll through the town to admire the Victorian houses and gardens, then set up our easels on the sidewalk and spent the rest of the morning painting. A perfect painting day!
I'm still floating on a high from yesterday's art exhibit at the Benton County Historical Society and Museum. The venue was beautiful. The folks from the museum, Mark Tolonen and Irene Zenev, did a fabulous job of displaying the paintings and hosting the reception. We had a successful turnout and just had a great evening. I really appreciate the help and support of everyone involved.
I'm taking a little break from landscapes to paint flowers. Our garden has exploded in color and I'll need to paint fast if I want to capture the season. The flowers in this painting were part of my Mother's Day bouquet. They're still fresh and beautiful. So much color - so little time!
The paintings are finished, framed and ready for the "Shared Landscapes" exhibit at the Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath, OR. The reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
This is a painting of the Old Town area in Florence Oregon. It will be part of the "Shared Landscapes" exhibit at the Benton Country Historical Society and Museum in Philomath. The reception for the exhibit will be on Friday, May 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The museum is located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath. Hope to see you there!