Cathleen Rehfeld showed me her new Langnickel brushes, blurb book, artist trading card paper for painting on and she shared her paint preferences (some Daniel Smith, some Classic, she mixes brands). Her paintings are world class!
Melanie Thompson talked about being disciplined...staying inside to work even when the weather is tempting hers outdoors. "I have a lot of shows coming up, I have to do the work", she said. "What's more, once I get started, I am always happy to get down to work".
John Maher (pronounced Marr) is dedicated to completing a large scale art installation of over 100 multi-colored fruit ladders along I-84 in the Columbia River Gorge between Hood RIver and Biggs. When you drive along in the summer of 2011 and see "running fruit ladders" you'll know you are looking at John's project; one that will benefit small family farms and sustainable agriculture.Rachel Harvey showed me her new innovative framing system and also her small works painted on paper. She organizes her time carefully (to paint), sticking to a schedule that includes both outdoor and indoor painting.
Melanie Thompson Pottery
Photographer Datnoff's car is a work of art itself
(Newport Bridge, a print I bought from John Maher, my acquisition of the day)