Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Two New Shows

Forest Refuge - Painted Collage

This month I have paintings and collages in two local shows.

During the month of December, the show is the Winter Boutique Art Exhibit in the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University. The show will run through Jan.4 and has many lower priced items that might make good Christmas gifts. The reception, which is free and open to the public, is on Dec. 7 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. See a preview of the 8"x8" images on my Image Odysseys blog (the collage above is one of them).

Fifteen of my paintings and collages are also showing at the Albany Main Public Library through December and January. These pieces range from 8"x8" to 30"x40" and include both abstract and representational work. The library is at 2450 14th Avenue SE..

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Aqueous Media and Watercolor Exhibit

During the month of August there is an exhibit comprised of the twenty award winning paintings of the Watercolor Society of Oregon Traveling Show and many other aqueous media paintings from around Oregon. I saw the show on Tuesday and it was great, so many good paintings to see! It is such an opportunity to be able to show three paintings of my own in this exhibit.
(Click on the images to see a larger view)

Albany Behind the Scenes, 11"x15"

Fiery Night, Lava into the Sea, 22"x30"

Rice Fields from Space, 30"x22"

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Photo Exhibit at Albany City Hall

During the month of August, Helen Hilman, one of our active members of the Valley Viewfinders Camera Club, has an exhibit of her photos at Albany City Hall. I went to take a look at the show yesterday. There is a wide variety of excellent photos - portraits, scenic landscapes, sailboats, cars, and planes. The exhibit is a good one; stop by for a visit! City Hall is open 8-5 Monday - Friday.
Visit Helen's new blog to get a preview of the show.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Colorful Abstracts Show in Ashland

If you like colorful abstract paintings and you will be near Ashland during the month of August, there is an exhibit you ought to see. Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass will be showing a large number of her paintings at the Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.

Details, including those for the reception on August 5 are in the announcement below (click on the image for a larger view).

Below are photos of a couple more of Lynda's paintings.

Ancient Tones, watercolor, 29"x21"

Corn Dancer, watercolor, 29"x21"

(Images are shown by permission of the artist)

Here is Lynda's artist statement for the exhibit:

It was a warm summer afternoon, my friend and I were lying on our backs on the grass in my yard.
She said to me "Lynda, you're an Artist, tell me about Color".
I thought about it for a moment and told her it would be my delight to share color with her.
She had been blind from birth.
I thought to myself, just how do I share color with someone who is blind?
Do you feel it? Taste it? Smell it? Hear it?
As the sun set upon us that day, I shared every experience I could, beyond sight, of color.
Going through the rainbow of hues, to color theories and values.
A warm sunny day can become rich dirt as yellow goes from primary hue to a deep value.
I believe I "Awakened To Color" on that day.
Painting in abstraction has been very rewarding to me.
It allows me to use my intuition more when I paint.
Color, pattern, texture and design are the main elements that I am working with.
These abstracts allow the viewer's imagination to play, which I love!
It is my hope that, in viewing this exhibition, you too find yourself "Awakening To Color".

Friday, July 22, 2011

Art Show at Albany City Hall

It is late notice, but there is a very good show of paintings by Carolee Clark at City Hall in Albany until the end of July. There are lots of wonderful colorful acrylic paintings on display. You can see many more paintings at Carolee's blog. Well worth a visit!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bubbles and the Blob

I tried an experiment with watercolors yesterday. It didn't work as hoped...
The idea was to get bubble patterns in paint transferred to paper. Bubbles are always darker along the edges when sitting on a surface and capturing that darker pattern was the goal. A mixture of water, watercolor and dish washing detergent seemed like a good way to make the paint bubbles, so I mixed up a batch in a shallow dish and placed it on top of watercolor paper. Then I used a straw to blow lots of bubbles so they would spill out onto the paper. The bubble patterns looked good but once the bubbles inevitably popped, only a blob of color remained, not exactly spectacular.

But not all was lost. I did have fun taking photos of the paint bubbles that I may use in some way. And I have some other ides on getting that bubble pattern on paper yet. (Click on the photos to get a larger view and a better look at the iridescence.)

(Click on the photos for larger versions)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Now Showing

During July I will have a painting showing in another exhibit at the Giustina Gallery at Oregon State University, the annual community show. The painted collage, titled "Sunset Soon", is shown above.

There is also an exhibit of photos at the Albany Main Library by our Valley Viewfinders Camera Club during the months of July and August. Three of my photos will be in that show. The thirty photos in the exhibit will hang on the upper level of the library.