This is a complex scene that I did battle* with today. The difficulty was in staving off weird shapes happening here and there. The strong shape in the water looked like the state of Texas for awhile...and after a day or so I will probably go back and try to break up a couple other "oddities" shape-wise. *I always remember Eric Jacobsen saying during a plein air workshop: "You are at war". To the uninitiated that may sound overly dramatic...but painting can feel like the enemy at times! This is a practice painting from a Cotton reference, but still.. I felt like I had to "fight" all the way for correct relationships, values, shapes and temperatures. I'm not sure I won...but I fought..
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