Sunday, June 28, 2009

Featured Artist - Art In The Valley Gallery

In June I was the featured artist at the Galley. The show title was "Benton County Landmarks is Watercolor and Oil." This is a view of the paintings, minus the painting of the Benton County Courthouse which was sold.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Larwood Covered Bridge (Drawing)

Yesterday we went to Larwood Bridge for a paint-out. I ended up making a somewhat wonky drawing of the bridge in ink. It is 7X10 on Arches CP Paper. We had about 25 people attending and it was a great day. The Bridge is about 15 miles east of Albany, OR.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Flinn Block, Albany, OR (Drawing)

After our recent paint-out in Albany I decided to try a drawing of the Flinn Block which is the heart of Old Town.
So far it is in graphite, however I plan to ink it and possibly create a watercolor version.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Albany, OR Back Alley (Watercolor)

This week Vistas & Vineyards painted in Albany's Old Town. While most of the group was painting in the park by the river, a few of us were more interested in the local buildings. This started as an ink sketch using a rapidograph pen, it soon turned into a watercolor. At 1 pm when we all met for a critique this painting was in its "ugly" phase however I was later able to rescue it, at least somewhat. Anyway it was fun to do. It is 7X10 on Arches cold press paper.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The "Get Away" Car (Oil)

While in Astoria for the WSO convention a few weeks ago we ran into a number of old cars that were taking part in celebrating the anniversary of an old theater. I saw this fellow sitting in this car and asked to take a picture. This is based on that picture.
It looked like a "get away" car from an old movie. Maybe it was since it turned out he was not the owner of the car.