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 backyard nest, and memories of Easter egg gathering motivated me
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 be included with my body of work for the Gorge
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. I'd love to have you stop by and visit me!
I recently completed Contentment, 18" x 14", watercolor. These relaxed subjects are pastured at the end of our street. Every time I hear the cattle lowing, I'm transported back to my farm childhood days.
"Cornhusk Treat" received an award of distinction from juror, Paul Jackson, for the Fall Watercolor Society of Oregon show. It is included in a traveling show with the other nineteen award winning watercolors. For November and December, these paintings will hang at the Beaverton Library. The the exhibit will then travel to the Blue Mountain Community College (Pendleton) for January and most of February. The
I'm pleased to share that my painting, "Cornhusk Treat", has been accepted into the Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall Show! Thank you, Juror Paul Jackson. Mount Hood Community College Visual Arts Gallery will exhibit the 80 selected paintings for this transparent watercolor show. Opening reception will be on Oct. 6, and the show will run Oct. 3-30.
It's always fun when inspiration occurs close to home. I live on a street ending at a pasture. It's not like living out in the country, but I do get to listen to the evening lowing of cattle. This cow and her youngster are part of the neighboring herd. I chose paint with these colors because they broadcast the freshness of that day, and my
The Fey Longhorn Ranch (Yamhill, Oregon) have magnificent cattle. The appealing nature of this cow receiving a leafy snack from her owner caught my eye. Cornhusk Treat, watercolor, 19" x 25", unframed
Sage Cow (watercolor, 26" x 34") is part of my cattle series for the Western Love of Color, the show at Pendleton Art & Frame in Pendleton, Oregon. The exhibit will run July 7 through August 31, and the Opening Reception is July 7, 5-7 pm. Please join us...I'd love to see you!