Friday, August 17, 2012

Johnson Creek Watershed Art Show at Reed College coming soon!

Crystal Springs in Late Summer / pastel / 11x14
Here are paintings I produced for the upcoming Johnson Creek Watershed Art Show at Reed College's Vollum Lounge from September 7-October 12. They were painted at three locations: Leach Botanical Garden, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, and Gresham Main City Park. I can submit only three paintings--which ones do you like? Note: Nature, people and structures are all part of a watershed!
Reflections at Johnson Creek / pastel / 9x7
Sunlit Creek (Johnson Creek) / pastel / 7x9
Swag / pastel / 7x9
Half-Pipe and Ramps / pastel / 7x9
Secret Pond / pastel / 14x11

Friday, August 10, 2012

Oregon Lavender Festival

Two Paths / SOLD -  and -  Eucalyptus Tree / pastel / 8.5x6.5
The lavender industry is big in the Pacific Northwest with an annual Oregon Lavender Festival in Yamill the second weekend of July. Artists visit participating lavender farms for two weeks prior to the festival and paint their hearts out. Due to rain, the painting period was condensed this year but I managed to get my work in on time. Paintings that didn't sell at the festival went to different art galleries in the area and I learned today that "Two Paths" sold at the Currents Gallery in McMinnville. Yay! Won't know the fate of the other paintings until the end of the month. Those that are still available will then be listed for sale in my Daily Paintworks online gallery . The Lavender Festival holds a special place in my heart because in 2010 it was my first art show. A lot has happened in the past two years, and I'm thrilled about my growth as an artist and as a person. Hip hip hooray for me for taking action to make my dreams come true! None of this would have been possible without my involvement in Wings Seminars where I learned to believe in myself was shown ways to be the best me possible while creating the life of my choice.
Mountainside Lavender / pastel / 8.5x11.5

Peaceful Moment / pastel / 6.5x9

Walk Just Past the Lavender / pastel / 8.5x6.5

The Scent of Lavender / pastel / 8.5x11.5
Lavender Fields Forever / pastel / 10x20