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!
My assistant, Foxy, is compiling a list of flowers for me to paint. On it are a yellow daisy, a small delicate yellow poppy, and an orange mystery flower. Camas is also on the list; blue lily-like flowers with a nutritious, bulb-like root (a staple food of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest). Camas was requested by a visitor to my booth at the Scappoose Farmers Market.
Below is an image of the daisy painting in progress.
Foxy was a lot of help so I gave her some chocolate for desert. Then I discovered that she found, and ate, almost the entire bar of chocolate. I scooped her up and put her to bed.
Correction? I originally called these flowers “daisies”, then chamomile, now back to daisy. —
My Scappoose poppy paintings are leaving the nest, going to good homes. I have added white chamomile, including the one below. Other flowers are in the works. Do you have a favorite volunteer flower growing near you? Let me know.
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.”