A new friend told me today that some of my floral paintings reminded her a bit of Manet's paintings. Whoa! First off, I do love Manet and secondly I respect her opinion... I know that she wouldn't say that if she didn't mean it. We painters can go through very long stretches without one honest word directed to us about what we do. Is it because people don't know what to say to us? I have a relative who sometimes says: "You still painting pictures?" When I respond affirmatively she moves quickly to the next subject. No problem, there are plenty of subjects that I am not drawn to...understood! However, from time to time I think one should make a point of saying something to a painter (or any creative type) that will hearten them! Art-making is a tough racket. Sometimes it takes a lot of mettle to keep going... I painted daffodils today... because I heard "your flowers remind me of Manet's flowers" reverberating around in my head.
oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel
P.S. In Eric Jacobsen's workshop handout there was a quote that reads something along the lines of: "Remember, you are never as good a painter or as bad a painter as you think."
Mt. Tabor Art walk 72nd and Division May 19 and May 20 10-5pm
The Best of L by L Milwaukie City Hall (Main Gallery) 10722 SE Main Milwaukie OR Reception, Friday, June 1, 5-9pm (through June 30)
Little by Little Milwaukie City Hall (Bay Gallery) 10722 SE Main Milwaukie OR Reception, Friday, June 1, 5-9pm
Joanne Radmilovich-Kollman and Celeste Bergin Two-Person Exhibition January 9 – February 23, 2018. Opening Reception: To be announced Location: Clackamas Community College Commons Gallery 29353 SW Town Center Lp East, Wilsonville OR 97070
Alla Prima Portland Group Show NE Community Center January 2018 1630 NE 38th Ave Portland, OR 97232
Big 500 December 9, 2017 (beginning at 2pm) People's Art of Portland Gallery 700 SW Fifth Pioneer Square Mall
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