There was a great surprise in my life painting session today...a "real" ballerina. Getting her graceful shapes down in paint was a challenge. I did several starts. Finally, I did this oil sketch that approximated the pose. Even when things don't go exactly as planned, it's always GREAT to be able to look at a real live person and to try to translate what is seen onto a 2 dimensional surface. I was smart to abandon the idea of going for a very complete painting and to just concentrate on shapes. It is better to have one aspect of your effort be satisfying than 0! I was astonished how she held this pose with just a couple of short breaks for 3 hours! I hope that she'll pose for us again. She was a dream!
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