Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Daytime Meeting

I have enjoyed the new daytime meetings at Joe's Cafe at ten in the mornings. I have a terrible time driving at night and haven't been able to participate as much as I would like. Last month there were only three of us showed up to chat art. This month there were six of us chatting when a fellow asked us if we were an art group. His name was Bruce and he also was an artist from Portland. He was waiting at the coffee shop while his partner was doing something in town. We had him pull up a chair and join us. We also had two people that we had made contact with at the annual show. We all had things to share about what we have been doing with our art. We discussed getting together to paint and we also discussed in brief, the possibility of having a studio tour in the future. It was great to see everyone!

Monday, October 6, 2008


They're everywhere! Signs of Fall - I have too many trees and right now I have too many fallen leaves all over the yard. Since my neighbors have few or no trees, I share the leaves with help celebrate the season!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

"Cafe in the Heat of Day"

Many of you already know that I sold this painting during the show at the Sauerkraut Festival show. That was a wonderful surprise for me besides getting to see some of you I hadn't for a while. You may be able to see it soon at the Old Town Cafe on E Columbia in Scappoose next to the police station. The owners of the cafe purchased it.

See you at the new 10 a.m. meeting time at the Joe's Cafe in St. Helens the third Wednesday if I can make it.

"End Of the Tile Factory"

My painting received an honorable mention award from jurors George Broderick, Eric Kingstad & Lora R Fisher at the Expressions of Nature/Expressions of Self exhibit currently at Kingstad Gallery with the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters. To view more of the work from other artists go to