Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A retro-guy takes a tentative step

OK. This is my #1 blog entry. I'll just follow along for a while, as my main interest is in painting. Thanx to Norm for pushing me into the blog-age. I was having a block-age!


Pastel Paintings from Outings

These were created at Table Rock venue & at the entrance to Talent City Hall this summer. ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Linda's On the Blog!

That was only a little bit painful, but worth the time to join in.  My photo, if you click on my name in the column listing us bloggers on the left,  is me and fellow artist Virginia Govedare at Apr. '08 Quick Draw for Taste of Ashland.  It was a blast, with only 60 min. to paint and frame.  I did a pastel, 9"x12", of Cape Sebastian on the Oregon coast (after doing 4 practice runs in my studio to get it under an hour.)  Would do it again!  It's really frazzling fun.  If it's good weather for Lithia Pk. paint-out, I'll see you there.

Wispy Memory of Plein Air

It's Elaine (Frenett) - Ok, I'm here, I'm in!!! And you know, once I start something I gotta really get into it!

Dreaming back to my last plein air paintout with everyone was
w - a- a- a- a- a - y back in September, the 4th to be exact! It WAS monumental cuz we'd been trying to go to Summer Joe's for year's (right, Norm?). And we actually made it - the glitch - Norm had just broken his leg in phenomenal acrobatic leap. But he mustered it together and got to the site in wheelchair, painted and of course, dined! It was jolly for us all.

I perused the grounds with my camera as usual. I enjoyed the gardens but found the giant sunflowers there, the most intriguing. Kind of like big people gazing down into the garden.

But when I settled, I chose the orchard scene. I was attracted to the long shadows tossed across the path and the very white fence. Here's my attempt for the day in my journal - not my finest - but it captures ALL the feelings and warmth of the day. As always, a very fond memory of painting out with great people in wonder-filled territory here in Oregon!

Sunriver Heaven

Last year (thanks to Kay Driver) a bunch of us painted En Plein Air for 7 glorious days. I managed to end up with 5 good paintings. In the evening we would go out for local fare the return home to work on the paintings we didn't finish, watch art How To's or just enjoy each other's company. Attached is a WIP (work in progress).
I'll post more later. Norm

Monday, October 20, 2008

Greetings everyone,
Thanks Norm for the invite
This is my first "blog post", so hopefully I'm doing this correctly.
Feel free to share any pointers.
Happy painting.