Corvallis Artist, Oregon Artist. Creating Every Day…paintings, web sites, and courses Oregon daily painter, murals and portraits. Corvallis Web Designer / Web Developer. Original abstract landscape oil paintings
Join The Talisman Gallery in downtown Salem for a unique art experience this Valentine’s day for couples, families, and individual art lovers. Participants will take a walking tour of downtown art venues where they will view paintings and other artistic creations and attempt to find the objects or features suggested by the list of clues provided.
The couple or individual who correctly identifies the most objects will receive dinner at Macedonia in… the Reed Opera House and their choice of a Wearable Art Pendant from the Timeless Talisman Gallery. A winner will be determined by drawing in case of a tie.
Start your art adventure at The Timeless Talisman Gallery in the Reed Opera House (189 Liberty St. NE, Suite 106) where you will be given your list of clues, a pencil, and a map to the art venues. Wine, champagne, and chocolates will also be served. You can take part in the event between 4pm and 8pm on February 14th (Valentine’s Day). Come as you are. No pre-registration or reservations needed!
Since I had a whole day to play with paint, I created something unusual (for me anyway)…a mixed media piece of the current favorite subject (crows). I had left over ribbon and paper flowers from previous craft projects, so incorporated them into this acrylic painting.
Birds often find different fibers to add to their nests. This little crow found some gold ribbon, a doodad, and some transparent silky ribbon.
Crow has something to say, either, “Hey, painter, move along; this is my log,” or “there is a scrap of food here and it is mine!”
I’m continuing with the same technique I’ve been using for months now…transparent oil paint over an underpainting of alizarin crimson, with obvious and very loose brush strokes, on archival Ampersand Claybord panels.
I like how the paint soaks in and semi-dries enough to paint over it immediately. It has a tacky surface unlike oil on gesso, which seems to sit on the surface and get pushed around instead of allow new layers…I just don’t have the patience to wait for it to dry before adding new layers.
Several years ago I was at the Oregon Zoo to see the Birds of Prey program. This trainer and her Falcon were mesmerizing to watch.
The falcon is ready to take off in this image.
This painting is part of the Monthly Painting Challenge for any artist of any painting level (must be able to optimize your photo and upload using the commenting function of the blog). I hope you will participate!
It is such a joy to take a class with other artists. I learn so much. Mark Allison’s plein air class started last night at the home of Joanne McLennan in Tangent, Oregon. The evening atmosphere was pleasant and magical.
I first painted the front porch, where I found a range of blues and green/grays contrasted with the orangeish rock.
Then, I created a fast sketch in paint of the row of trees out yonder. My goal was to paint brightly with few brush strokes.
Jake the friendly dog needed to have his portrait done, so I woke early this morning to paint him into the landscape. For some reason my camera does not want to focus on this one…I’ve shot it 10 times and each is blurry. Perhaps when the sun shines I can shoot it again.