I was invited to try a plein aire painting of downtown Oregon City by the Clackamas Art Alliance. I hadn't done that before and it was SO fun! I got there early and decided to paint Main Street. They were having a parade of old fashioned cars so I took some photos of one waiting in line. (I had hoped to paint it during that day, but the parade started and it was gone.
But I sat in the street and enjoyed the sunshine and music from a nearby cafe. It was a little challenge as I began my painting literally sitting in the street as it was blocked off from traffic. Unfortunately, part-way through the day, they opened the street and I had to move to the sidewalk, which changed my perspective. But I had fun with the lighting and adding in a cute couple who was having mimosas at the cafe. I later added my antique car and a dog watching over the scene. So, here is Main Street!
If it doesn't sell beforehand, it will be in the Oregon City art show at the City Chamber offices beginning in December. So, if you are nearby, drop by and see all the paintings artists have done of Oregon City.
DoorEdges! Look in my Gallery for more of my paintings and see the full line of DoorEdges™ in my Shopping Cart.
Selected works can be viewed and purchased at my Yessy site. Sign up for my newsletter to find out about my upcoming shows.
1. Oregon City Show - paintings done plein aire by various artists. Oregon City Hall starting in December.
2. TRAG Gallery - paintings and DoorEdges in the TRAG Gallery on 7th and Center in Oregon City from October to December. I will be there demonstrating on the first Friday of each of those months. Come visit!
3. Gresham LIfe In Action juried show beginning in December. There is an artists' reception December 10th at the City Visual Arts Gallery at 5pm if you are in the area.
Please join me in my art journey through my blog. I share my thoughts, techniques, and general life philosophy. I wanted to do some abstracts for my studies at Marylhurst University, but went a different direction. But now I would like to just go for it and see what I can do. I am working on my first two now! They are water and fire. See what you think!