There’s something about poppies. I just love discovering them on my walks. The colors are so pure and vibrant. I especially like the alien pods once the petals drop.
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I had the good fortune to be invited to Duane Snider’s (aka The Art Counselor) private art collection. He has over 120 pieces covering the walls of his home. It’s like touring a mini-museum! He’s also very good at picking emerging artists and collecting their art before they’re renown. I don’t think I’ve ever met […]
I started the tropical mural at Portland Chiropractic Group today. After three hours, the wall was sketched out. I used a brown art marker. I like using brown to outline instead of black. It makes a softer line. I also picked out the Benjamin Moore Aura paints this morning. I really love this line of […]
Back in February, Portland Chiropractic Group commissioned me to paint a mural. It was actually a gift from Dr. Randy Hewitt to his wife, Dr. Elise Hewitt for the holidays. I had full reign of the project which was so much fun. The only requirements were that there was a lot of detail so children […]
I spent Memorial Day weekend in Long Beach, WA, traveling to Astoria, visiting the Columbia River Maritime Museum and Fort Columbia. The walk through Fort Columbia was creepy and beautiful at the same time. I found the iron doors telling about war. At the time, they were built to defend and look how nature took […]
I enjoyed a lovely evening at Riverplace Room Art Gallery at Thirst for the opening of Tamara English’s “Persian Majestic: Persian Tapestry Paintings” show. The space was beautiful and so was the art! The show runs May 21-June 15, 2008.
I was delighted to snag this botanical painting commission from Eco-Luxury Fur. It was going to New Zealand so we chose the Pōhutukawa, or New Zealand Christmas tree. Sadly, the the Pōhutukawa is under threat from the introduced common brushtail possum which strips the tree of its leaves. It’s a beautiful tree and I loved […]
Framing is always an issue when show time rolls around. Choosing the right frame can really enhance or wreck a painting. Nowadays, choosing the right frame can also help save the environment. In the past, I tried to use re-frames but that can be a challenge if the painting doesn’t fit or the frame is […]