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National Watercolor Society 99th International Open Exhibition

The National Watercolor Society 99th International Open Exhibition opened October 3 and will continue through November 17. The opening reception will be October 19 at the National Watercolor Society Gallery in San Pedro, CA. I’m thrilled to have my painting “Standing Close to Momma” accepted into this marvelous show. An appreciative thanks to the Jurors of Selection: Jean …

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The Dalles Art Auction

Sun on Badger Creek The Dalles Annual Art Auction will take place this Saturday, November 3, doors opening at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center at 6 pm. Come support our wonderful non-profit art center and enjoy a delicious meal, the entertaining silent and oral auctions, and take home your own art treasure. I am donating …

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Bird Nest

As the air warms, some birds in my area have begun to searching for good nesting sites. We have a pair of nesting Great Horned Owls in a nearby Douglas Fir. What a wonderful treat to listen to the male call to his mate as she incubates her eggs, and hear her response. Remembering a …

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Red Poppies

Mornings are still quite chilly in The Dalles, Oregon, but I definitely have springtime on my mind. Pruning roses and fruit trees, cleaning up the perennial flowers, and replenishing the raised beds occupy my time as weather allows. When I can’t dig in the dirt, I head back to my painting table. Red Poppies, watercolor, …

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Cattle on My Horizon

Nothing brightens a winter day like finishing a painting of a flashy Longhorn heifer. The added bonus is how well her name, Chex My Girl, works as the title. This handsome animal dwells at the Fey Longhorn Ranch, in the Willamette Valley. Chex My Girl is an original watercolor, 29″ x 31″, and it will …

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Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour

All Ears and Legs

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour takes place April 20-22. Forty-one artists from Cascade Locks to The Dalles will open their studios to the public. During this free event, we will display and sell our work, and demonstrate our specialties. Mark your calendars, and enjoy the Columbia River Gorge at the peak of its wildflower bloom. …

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Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour in April

January finds me focusing on a new body of work to present to the public this spring. I will be a participating artist in the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, which involves 41 artists from Cascade Locks to The Dalles. Mark your calendar for April 20-23, 10am-5pm each day. This event is free to the …

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