Saturday, June 22, 2013

Showing off

How does it look?
Although I've participated in quite a few group art shows, last week was the first time I was the featured painter. Sixteen of my most recent pastels will be on exhibit at Tate Condominiums in Eugene through the end of August. I'm sharing the limelight with sculptor Debbe Cornitius whose stone and metal sculptures are remarkably compatible with my work. Because the show is in a private residence it was open to the public only during the reception last week. The exhibit looks great, the reception was well-attended, and lots of friends from our 35 years in Eugene showed up to lend support and share my happiness. Four paintings sold at the reception and another one sold a few days later! I want to give special recognition to my husband, Alan, who does all my matting and framing. As one of the guests who has worked in galleries said, "The presentation is a big part of the impact and Alan's work very nicely done."
Tricia, Dorothy, Larry
Debbe's sculptures + my paintings = gorgeous exhibit

Tricia, Sarah, Dorothy, Geraldine
Debbe, Sherrill, Sally
Geraldine, Sarah, Ed
Debbe and I discuss our art with the guests
Justin, Julie and Ed

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Springtime in Portugal/pastel/18x12
I've been busy getting work ready for a show this summer. Here are three new paintings that will be in the show. They have at least five qualities or features in common. Can you guess what I'm thinking about?

Sun and Shadow on a Gravel Road/pastel/18x12
Copse and Field (Mosier, Oregon)/pastel/12x18