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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 Sun on Badger Creek, watercolor, 35″ x 25″. My source material is from the Badger Creek Wilderness area, located on the southeast side of the Mt. Hood National Forest. I hope you can join us!

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 backyard nest, and memories of Easter egg gathering motivated me to paint this subject.

Hidden Nest, watercolor, 21″ x 21″. It is for sale, and may be seen at my home during the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour on April 20-22.

 

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 be included with my body of work for the Gorge Artist Open Studios Tour on April 20-22.

I plan to paint more cattle as the year progresses. Watch for future posts!

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 public!

Morning Mist, (watercolor, 29″ x 37″) is a view of beautiful Badger Creek, which flows through the Mt. Hood National Forest.

This piece and many others will be available for sale the weekend of my studio tour.

WSO Fall Traveling Show

“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 show’s final display will be at the Siuslaw Library (Florence) for the month of March. If these paintings come to your part of the state, try to stop by. It’s an excellent sampling of work by strong artists representing many regions of Oregon.Longhorn cow,watercolor,painting

Fey Longhorns

longhorn cattle in Oregon

This week, I had the wonderful experience of visiting the Fey Longhorn ranch, located in Yamhill, Oregon. Daniel and Angelina Fey raise registered Texas Longhorns, and they graciously allowed me to photograph their handsome animals. These longhorns are richly colored and sport impressive horns, and they were very even-tempered. Even with calves at their sides, the cows allowed us fairly close, and were curious about us. It’s evident that these owners are a daily presence around their cattle. I feel like I have been gifted with a mother lode of painting possibilities. Thank you, Daniel and Angelina Fey!