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Opening Our Studios is invigorating!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Every year during the second and third weekends of October over a hundred of Portland’s artists throw open their studio doors and invite the public into the spaces where art is made. Portland Open Studios is a juried event that Dennis and I both have been lucky enough to get into the last two years; two years […]

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Offering others A DAY TO PAINT

Monday, September 19th, 2016

I can’t count the number of times people have asked me if I teach painting classes. I have always said no. This is because I was not taught to be a painter ( I majored in Graphic Design in college) and do what I do intuitively. Passing on that kind of knowledge is difficult and […]

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To coddiewomple…

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

I came across this word recently and it so perfectly defines the way Dennis and I make our art! And don’t you think Coddiwomple is a better name for this blog than boring ol’ “News & Notes”? We hope you will enjoy browsing this blog where we share the many ways we coddiwomple through our lives […]

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A week at Art Camp

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

If you have lived in Portland Oregon very long chances are you have been to the Menucha Retreat Center near Corbett above the Columbia Gorge. Originally built by Julius Meier, of Meier & Frank fame, it is now owned by the Presbyterian church and serves as a place of refuge, reflection and learning for a […]

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Works in Progress

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

If you follow what I am doing in my studio you may think I have not been doing much. The truth is I’m doing quite a lot, but have not been finishing what I start. Sometimes the isolation of studio work leads to spinning my wheels and a lack of impetus to keep on with the […]

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Blue Ribbons

Friday, July 1st, 2016

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an ambitious affair that has been going on for over fifty years. For almost twenty of those years we lived in Southern Oregon oblivious to the goings-on in the Portland area. This year Jill Randall, a high school friend I paint with nearly every week, and I decided […]

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Event dates

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Every Day  Follow Leslie’s 2014 Daily Drawings at facebook.com/MeinersAndLee (no need to join FaceBook) Oct. 18-19 Stop by our studios, say hello and see what we’re doing! Nose around in our mess. Who knows what you’ll find? Nov. 8-9 Dennis’ work at the Sitka Art Invitational at Miller Hall, World Forestry Center near the Oregon […]

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First, Second, Third

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

I was pleased to be asked by Rogue Community College’s FireHouse Gallery to co-jury their Southern Oregon Art Show this week. It’s an historic community art show now in it’s 66th year, open to all, with categories in painting, watercolor, sculpture, ceramics etc. It’s a non-juried show but they award first, second and third places in each of […]

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Daily drawings # 69 – Value studies

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Chalk and Charcoal on printed pages  11 x 81/2 Yesterday I was musing about the difference between drawing and painting. Today I was drawing in anticipation of painting. This image is a sketch of an idea for a painting. It’s the umteenth version of a woman in a chair, the second version of a woman […]

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Daily Drawing #68. Spring Day

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Pen and ink wash with white gouache and Caran d’Ache on watercolor paper. 6 1/2″ x 10 1/4″ Is it a drawing or a painting?   I started with line using a nib pen and india ink.  No question that is a drawing. Then I came into it with ink washes but still black and white.  […]

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