I had a great time at the markets, once again. I took Foxy to the Sunday market in Hillsboro. She was a hit and met children who also had little foxes. I sold one of my favorite watercolors – it’s a scene of Decision Point Lighthouse in Alaska. My flower paintings also continue to go to nice homes. I must paint more of them!
Oktoberfest – It’s that time of year again. I’m not in Germany this year so I’m going to the one in Mt. Angel Oregon (www.oktoberfest.org). I’ll send a photo!
Annotated Alaska – the images are out. I took 13 watercolors from my many cruises through Alaska and digitally mixed them with a nice border visual. The border is a totem pole design. I call the series Annotated Alaska because I write on them; notes about location and a brief narrative of the moment.
It was a trick question. I was – no-where. The lighthouse is a real place, in my mind. I did a series of lighthouses, inspired by Janes Cleland’s book, Silent Auction. I love lighthouses. For those of us who pass them by, they occupy that space at the intersection between beautiful, mysterious, and practical. So where was this light house? Nowhere. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll post the one that was described in the book. Read the book.
I have hit a decision point in my Current Project – Its a beautiful day in this neighborhood. I planned to do 10 digital paintings. Frankenstein Castle was number 9. I have one more painting to do, but I might do 2 or 3 more because 3 of the 9 are a triptych. That means I have 9 paintings, but only 7 different scenes. That means I should really do 3 more scenes.
So, I have a decision to make. Should I do 1 or 3 more paintings? I want to wrap up this series ASAP. I am also releasing 13 of my original Alaska travel paintings in a”mini poster” format on September 30th.
I think I know the answer as I write this, but if anyone has a comment I will gladly entertain it.
Seattle – Embarkation point for cruises to Alaska. You won’t see this view for another week for most cruise lines. I have re-worked 13 of my original Alaska travel paintings into a “mini poster” format. Release date for the series is September 30th.
I love old travel posters. I am reworking some of my Alaska watercolors in an updated travel poster motif. They are paintings I did during my days working on cruise ships. It’s been a fun project. Give me another day or two.
My ship winds its way past the San Juan Islands, north of Seattle, as we head towards Alaska. Stuart Island, USA is the northern-most and last island we pass. We turn northeasterly, towards Canada’s Inside Passage. This point is aptly named, Turn Point with Turn Point Lighthouse. I’ve sketched these islands often, and decided to add some color to this one. They are quite picturesque islands, even on gloomy days such as this.
Current Happenings —————————–
Classes are taught through Portland Community College Community Education
February 2019 — Think Like an Artist
Starting or rejoining your creative journey? Demonstrations and activities designed to up your creative game. We will use drawing, painting, and collage to learn about design, color, rendering, and the critical habits that artists use to develop their ideas. Drawing skill is not necessary.
Class website and PCC enrollment will be available as the class date approaches.
“Painting to Save the Trees”
Elisabeth Jones Art Center
516 NW 14th Ave, Portland,OR
A series of watercolors from the Tree Emergency Response Team project – “Our job is to help trees to be loved and noticed by the community.”