Sunday, August 31, 2008

Disciples House (Corvallis)

I have been wanting to draw a caricature of the Disciples House in Corvallis for some time. This is the result. Initially I did a pencil sketch and followed this with ink and felt pen for values.

I appreciate all the comments I received about this drawing. The best one is from Rock Kryndl...

"It speaks to what discipleship in the 21st century is actually like: contrasting values with lots of grey areas, challenged foundations, obscured windows, circuitous paths for venting fire, and wonky but lovable structure integrity."

That's exactly what I had in mind (I wish).

Friday, August 29, 2008

Alsea Falls

Wednesday our painting group went to Alsea Falls which is SW of Corvallis.  It was foggy and wet in the morning so painting was difficult, however we did encounter  another plein air painting group from Eugene and they joined us for the critique.  It is amazing that we had not heard about them before since they are large (about 150 members) and have been doing this for a long time. I made this watercolor later at home from my sketches and photos.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Philomath Community Church

Our Vistas & Vineyard outing last wednesday in Philomath was cancelled due to rain (as amazing as it may seem for Oregon) so I painted the Philomath Community Church from a photo that I took previously. I am still using water soluble oil however I do plan to also use regular oil again in the near future for work in my studio.
I also plan to paint this same image in watercolor.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Blog Award

Thank you Deb for my nomination for the Blog Award!
I now have to select 7 blogs which I feel should be nominated. This is easy because I have been keeping careful tabs of those blogs which demonstrate the sketching/paintings style and skill which I want to attain. Most of the following blogs are already on my "mentor" list:
Not in any particular order

To accept:
Right click on the award to save it to your computer. Then you can insert it into your blog.
The rules of acceptance are:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for you nominees on their blogs.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tyee Workshop

The following are two paintings from a workshop last week at Tyee Vineyards in Philomath.  The first is a view through a grape arbor at the tasting room.  The second is an oil of a dead Tractorsaurus Hex.  I still can't decide whether I prefer oil or watercolor.