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Scappoose Peace Candle

Scappoose Candle watercolor

    Scappoose Peace Candle
    6.5in x 4.5in / Watercolor & Ink
    Sat 3 February, 2018

    Story: Finding a vantage point to paint this Scappoose icon isn’t easy. It is almost completely surrounded by large, obnoxious billboards. Even this view, looking south, was not unobstructed (I chose not include them). It’s sad that the symbol of Scappoose, and world peace, is so obstructed – and in need of some caretaking.

 

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Sun in Western Oregon, oh my

Sun in Western Oregon, oh my.

Yes. It was true. There was a bit of sun at the Saturday market and fun on sun today, Sunday. I got a bit of a burn to prove it.

Today’s farmers market was great. I had some new watercolors to show. I talked to lots of people, and a few went home with new original paintings! I like it hen people by original art – not just mine, by anyone.

My booth at Hillsboro-Orenco Station:

Celebrating Portland, Oregon

I’m still working on my series of watercolors of Portland landmarks. This one is the Portland sign at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Broadway.

Portland Sign (Michael Liebhaber, Watercolor & Ink, 11 x 14 inches, 2016)

Portland Sign (Michael Liebhaber, Watercolor & Ink, 11 x 14 inches, 2016)

Behind the scenes – Preview

Here is a sneak preview of a big watercolor I started today. This piece is kind of an “experiment.” I’ve never painted a watercolor this big (30x22in; 76x56cm). I’m also applying the paint in a way that combines watercolor and oil painting. Unlike watercolor,

  • I am not painting big areas of solid color.

  • I am mixing some colors on the paper (not before I use them).

  • My painting is standing upright instead of lying down.

The last point is interesting and has caused me to make some adjustments; mainly not using as much water as I normally would over a large area. All of this combines to give it a different “look.” We shall see what happens.

Fez start

Michael Liebhaber, untitled as of now.