Monday, December 14, 2009

Sail Boats Interpretation3
9" x 12"
Oil on canvas
Maeona L. Urban

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Columbia River Koi

Subject to Inspiration 1
"Columbia River Koi"
Acrylic on Paper
9" x 12"
Maeona L. Urban

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Subject to Inspiration"

Let this be an inspiriation. Do not just copy it. Then post your finished work by the end of the year.
Be thinking of what "Subject to Inspiration" you want us to use next.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Subject to Intrepreations 1

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
Oil on canvas
9" x 12"

This is the first painting done in our winter project for the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters. One of our members posts a photo and we all paint from it and then they are posted at Since this was the first one I thought I would just do it as the photo is presented. Hubby was BBQing dinner so I had only about 45 nimutes to work. The overall painting came out a bit more yellow than I like but it was fun to do.

Aurora Gallery Show

I would like to invite you all to the opening reception at Aurora Gallery, Vancouver, Friday November 6, between 6-9. Two of my paintings have been chosen as part of the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters exhibit there. Maeona

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Hi all,
This is my very first time posting anything on a blog. One must know what a blog was, before one can post on one.
fyi.....I will be camping with my sisters and our families this weekend and we are sure to come up with something new in art. One project is involving wood I've heard....and we are also going to set out with canvas and brush to paint plein aire. It's a real stretch for most of us....oh heck...all of us. It will be interesting for sure. If I can figure out how to post a picture....I'll try to do that for you after our camp out.
I hope to see you at the next guild meeting on Aug. 19th.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Well, Columbia Arts Guild, I've been following your discussion about a web site and felt remiss in not participating in the blog. So here's a little recent art from my house and the link to my archive. Cartoonstock is located in England, but the cartoons are available to anyone with an internet connection to use (for a fee) for anything from coasters to billboards. I have only submitted 3 'toons so far, so the money isn't quite rolling in - but I'm confident, it's only a matter of time...

The picture is a chunk of a greeting card design for RSVP Publishing in Maine. The owl was originally sporting a much smaller hat, but I was asked to enlarge his hat enough to go behind his ear tufts. Hmmmm. It probably took me 2 1/2 hours to figure out what someone who understood Photoshop would do in 5 minutes, but, ta da!, a bigger hat without a single change to my real-life on-paper art. I highly recommend Photoshop to keep Alzheimer's at bay.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hello Artists,

Today there were only three of us at the Guild meeting. Autumn, Pam Elmore(new), and myself Maeona.
I brought my latest NW Coast Native American Design to show-n-tell. You can see it at

The June 14th entry

Pam does pottery so I let her know that she isn't alone and told her Teresa Knight and Jan Rentenaar and Pat Brame are all clay and pottery people around here and that there may be something happening for the summer with Pat.

We discussed the upcoming Sauerkraut Festival and the possibilities that there may fewer venders if the city can't work out insurance. They are asking the venders to provide their own and that is proving to be spendy for some.

I was able to contact Jim Westall about the guild purchasing his hanging walls and stands. He had to check in his garage but he says he has six walls and is checking for the legs and attachments. He will call me back about price.

I stopped in at the Library and reserved the room the Friday (Sept. 18th from 4-8 for art acceptance and set up) and the Day of the Festival (Sept. 19th from 10-6 for the show and sale) We will pick up the key on the Thursday before and drop it in the book drop when finished as the Library is closed during the Festival.

Jennifer please stop by in the next 7 days and pay for the room. Thanks!

Jennifer provided a letter and Autumn sent requests to Art Envy, Art Media, Art Supply Warehouse, Blick Art Materials, Cheap Joes, Columbia Art & Drafting Supply, Craft Warehouse, Dixie Art Supplies, Jerry' Artarama, Joann's Fabric and Craft Store, Michaels Craft Store, Muse Art & Design, and Utrecht Art Supplies requesting support for the show in the form of cash, gift certificates, or merchandise to be used as awards.

We are looking for suggestions for a Judge. With the short time frame of having only one day for the show we are looking at the judging actually happening during the show and awards announced late in the day when we do the People's Choice announcement as well. We know that is an unusual way to do it but the only way we see that might work. Help!

On the acceptance/hanging night (Sept. 18th from 4-8) is the time we need the most help! Please call me 503-543-7482 if you will be available for any of that time. Please help, it's only once a year, one day.


Monday, June 15, 2009

DSFDF Week 37 & 38 Challenge - Summer Vegetables

What fun! In time for the picnic season, here's a little platter of lovely summer veggies.

Thanks to Karin Jurick and her Different Strokes Challenge. This is the most fun I've had painting an ACEO in quite awhile.

Look for it here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Schriener's Iris Garden

"Schriener's Iris Garden"
14" x 11"
Oil on Hardboard

"Blue Lace Top Hydrangea"
14" x 18"
Oil on Canvas

"New Zealand Poppy"
"11 x 14"
Oil on Canvas

I will be painting again this year at Schriener's Iris Garden just north of Salem again this year where the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters meet together with a group fro Eugene and possibly other painters and photographers as well. Please come see us at work May 26, 2009.

Colimbia Arts Guild Meeting

Columbia Arts Guild Meeting will be held Wednesday May 20, 2009 at Coffee People next to Ixtapa in Scappoose at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Design

12" x 9"
Acrylic on canvas

My latest trompe loeil painting.

Now that Joe's Cafe is closed it looks like the new place to meet on the Third Wednesdays will be Coffee People up behind Fred Meyers. 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another learning experience

Last months challenge in my watercolor group was a still life. How hard can it be? Smack a pear and some flowers on a table, drape a tablecloth behind and paint away.

Several artists posted photos of still life set ups and I truly loved the clean look of the photo. It was pretty much white and red with a clear little vase. With watercolor, the white is the paper. How Sweet it that? Sign me up!

So I did a little outline drawing of the vase and flowers on my watercolor paper. It's my usual routine. Just outline the shape and confirm placement, then paint.
Not so much.

I started mapping the whites, marking subtle color changes in the vase and then marking the highlights and reflections in the shadows.

Then I took my dip pen and frisket out and spent a great deal of time applying little blobs and lines to preserve the whites.

For a mostly "white" watercolor, there were tons of pencil marks. Painting didn't take too long but then I felt the need to remove the pencil marks. I used my trusty plastic eraser and was successful getting the annoying marks removed. Some of the color changed/lightened so I did a little more painting.

This is where I ended up.

I want to Thank Lori Andrews for sharing the photo that helped me to create White Shine

Friday, February 20, 2009

"Plantation Pizza"
Oil on Canvas

I painted this standing on the sidewalk in front of Lofted Lair in Olde Towne St. Helens. It was the first plein air of the 2009 season.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Canna from Canada

Pastel 17 x 24

This canna brightened up a very dreary day in Vancouver, BC last September. It was one of the last blooms hiding in a large planting.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Warm thoughts.
In a month or less, the crocus should be up. Not long after that, narcissus and daffodils followed closely by these wonderful lily tulips. They even last a long time when cut and placed in a vase.
This watercolor painting is 7 x 10.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Local Art Events

January & February 2009

Jan. 7th, Wednesday

Open Studio BYOA (Bring Your Own Art)
from 1-3 pm at Lofted Lair Gallery

Jan. 9th, Friday

Deadline for submitting 8 1/2" x 11" print of artwork for the SHHS Fund Raiser
Drop off at the High School Office for Emily Higgins

Jan. 14th, Wednesday

Open Studio BYOA (Bring Your Own Art)
from 1-3 pm at Lofted Lair Gallery

Jan. 21st, Wednesday
  • Art Guild Meeting at Joe's Cafe @ 10 am
  • Open Studio BYOA (Bring Your Own Art)
    from 1-3 pm at Lofted Lair Gallery
  • Art Guild Meeting at Lofted Lair from 7-8 pm

Jan. 28th, Wednesday

Open Studio BYOA (Bring Your Own Art)
from 1-3 pm at Lofted Lair Gallery

Jan. 30th, Friday

Key Club Fundraiser Artist's Reception
Lofted Lair 7-8 pm
Silent Auction for framed prints, artists available to sign postcards.
High School Jazz Band will play
Refreshments provided

Feb. 4th, Wednesday

Open Studio BYOA (Bring Your Own Art)
from 1-3 pm at Lofted Lair Gallery

Feb. 7th, Saturday starts @ 4 pm

Paint-n-Pizza Pub Party
Iron-Dough-Boy Competition
Artist Demonstrations
Art Pizza Specials
Lofted Lair & Plantation Pizza

Feb. 11th, Wednesday

Open Studio BYOA (Bring Your Own Art)
from 1-3 pm at Lofted Lair Gallery

Feb. 18th, Wednesday
  • Art Guild Meeting at Joe's Cafe @ 10 am
  • Open Studio BYOA (Bring Your Own Art)
    from 1-3 pm at Lofted Lair Gallery
  • Art Guild Meeting at Lofted Lair from 7-8 pm

Feb. 25th, Wednesday

Open Studio BYOA (Bring Your Own Art)
from 1-3 pm at Lofted Lair Gallery

Teresa Knight

Sunday, January 4, 2009

2008 Columbia Arts Guild Show

Sorry I could not make it to the meeting today. Here is the report on the show. Sorry it took me so long to get this out. --Jennifer

2008 Columbia Arts Guild Show report

The goal of this year show was to provide local artists with exposure to the public. The financial goal was to break even. Based on these two goals, the show was a huge success.

The show was held in the Scappoose Library meeting room. Melissa Gilbertsen created two very eye-catching signs. Balloons were attached to the signs to make them even more visable. They were placed on easels in front of the library and at the back door. We did not tally the number of people attending the show, but the traffic was impressive. 131 people took the time to vote for "The People's Choice" award. The winners were:

First place ribbon and $100. Big Horn Sheep by Annette Cunningham
Second place ribbon and $25. Broken Window by Ronnie Rardin

Congratulation also to Maeona Urban who sold her painting "Cafe in the Heat of the Day" and Jennifer Hanson who sold her stain glass mosaic called "Woman in the Wind."

This is the first year we did not hire judges. Having judges is preferable, but it adds a level of complexity that I was not willing to take on with so few Guild members available to help. If we can add them back in next year it would be great.

This is the first year we sold table space to artists. Two six foot tables and two eight foot tables were purchase for a total of $50. The tables were provided with the room. Having vendors worked very well. If we use the same space next year, we will probably need to limit it to three tables.

Show Expenses:
$15.00 room rental
$27.98 two easels
$46.95 printing/copies/postage
$7.90 balloons
$31.20 advertising
$9.50 ribbons
$125 prizes


Show Income:
$50 table rental fees collected
$80 commission on art sales
$133 Entry fees and dues


Note: Included in the expenses are the consignment agreements and entry forms that Kathie Fellows recreated. We printed enough for 2-3 shows.

Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Anderson