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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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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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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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Painting Intensive – Final Day 5

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

I only had a couple hours the last day due to a planned trip to Seattle to meet up with my daughter for dinner and have a “play day” with Dennis to celebrate his 63rd.  We just returned, having soaked ourselves in a 50 year retrospective of  Patti Warashina’s work at the BellevueArts Museum (as […]

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Painting Intensive – Day 4

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Did not take a nap today so I’m a bit loopy.  I squandered that half hour by being late, so worked through with only a lunch break.  My goal for the day was to resolve the big painting #3 and start another Variation #4 on a 24 x 30 inch canvas.  (side note here: I […]

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Painting Intensive – Day 3

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

I had the sense to find a quiet place to stretch out for a short nap this afternoon. This is something Dennis and I, and a great many other sensible people around the world, do everyday after lunch. For me 30 minutes down buys two hours or more in the evening. Missing my siesta and […]

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Painting Intensive- Day 2

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Today I pushed. I’m pooped and pumped.  Decided to work bigger and so prepped some canvas last night for today’s efforts.  30 x 40 inches?  Didn’t measure. Doesn’t matter – you get the idea. At the venue this morning I did a quick acrylic wash of red/ pink over the white ground and then finished […]

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Painting Intensive: Day 1

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Through a friend I was included in a five day painting intensive that began today. Nine to four Monday through Friday with Jef Gunn coming in for the last 2 hours of each day to give us feedback.  I had no idea how I was going to utilize these workdays amidst 17 other painters. Jef’s […]

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Studying Heads at Gabriel’s Studio

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Another 8 weeks with Gabrielle before I bow out of class for the spring/summer when too many Fridays are already scheduled with events. Last week Gabe did a demo painting a model for the whole three hours while we sketched. I’m glad for this instruction at this time, when I am finishing Noah’s Guitar and […]

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