I've been talking with my artist friend Katherine van Schoonhoven about applying color in an irregular way. Katherine has been making some pastels that are called "crumble colors". A "crumble color" is a single pastel that was made with several colors. A line drawn with a multi-color pastel results in some pleasant surprises. I've seen Eric Jacobsen do a similar thing with oil paint. He dips the brush into a couple of colors and then applies it to the surface--voila! ...some lively marks that are unexpected. I was thinking about all this when I did this still life. Most of this painting was achieved with two or more colors on the tip of the brush. I think all I have to do is resolve that pear on the left that is pear shaped, but a citrus color. That's the joy of oil paint..it is easy to scrape things off and adjust.
Have you wondered why you are creating? Have you ever thought about quitting (or not even starting)? Theories on this subject will be advanced (and answers provided) Wednesday, Sept 9, 6:30-7:30 2412 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210
OHSU Collaborative Life Science Bldg Invitation Only, Tilikum Bridge Lighting
Art Splash City of Tualatin Tualatin Commons 8325 SW Nyberg Street Tualatin, OR Reception, July 25, 2015
PACIFIC NORTHWEST PLEIN AIR 2015 Juried Competition and Exhibition (Juror: Bryan Mark Taylor) Columbia Art Gallery August 2015 Reception August 7, 6-8pm 215 Cascade Street Hood River, Or 97031
Broderick Gallery 1318 Commerce Ave, Longview, WA 98632 Reception: Sunday, June 7 1-6pm
(To celebrate its summer special exhibition: The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden) Event Dates: 8/8/2014 - 8/10/2014 Reception: 8/9/2014 Location: Portland Art Museum (503) 226-2811 1219 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97205
Alla Prima Portland First Annual Invitational Group Show 2014