Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wild Bird Art Festival submissions

Top L, "High Stepping Heron" by Carol Fisher,
Top R, "Red Robin, Yumm" by Loretta Sampson
Bottom L, "Woody Red Top" by Donna Cardoza,
Bottom R, "On Snowy Perch" by Mary Ramona Stafford.
These are my sisters and my submissions to the Audubon Society's Wild Bird Arts Festival on Nov. 20-21st.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Red Robin

Red Robin was my submission for the Audubon Society annual Wild Arts Festival held in Portland, OR. Dates are Nov. 20-21st at Montgomery Park.
I took many photos of this robin at my home and decided upon this pose.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Joy Creek Nursery"
Oil on Canvas
18" x 14"

If you are ever looking for a place to paint Joy Creek is a great close location. Let me know if you want to go out. Maybe I will be available to play.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

peaceful pond

Peaceful pond was painted for the Studio Atelier blog July challenge. The monthly challenges are open to everyone who loves to paint or draw.
Limited to traditional mediums.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fair Time!

Bring your art to the Columbia County Fair. Art will be accepted Sunday, July 11th from 11am-3pm and Monday, July 12 from 12 pm-8pm. More information available at Columbia County Fair Art Dept.

 Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help hang the show and manage the take home!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Utrecht Portland In the NW park blocks

Utrecht Portland In the NW park blocks between Everett and Glisan. Come out and enjoy painting outside with Utrecht.

This event is free and all are invited to attend. Participate by coming prepared to draw or paint en plein air (that is, outdoors and from life).

We will have snacks and some Utrecht painting materials to try out, so come even if you're just curious or interested in dabbling.

Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

largest most delicious local berries

I found the most Perfect Red for my palette...and then I ate it!

Just a little bit of fun before the strawberries are gone.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


This was my submission for the April 2010 Studio Atelier painting challenge.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April Guild Meeting

This is a sketch of some bones and pipes with stand. Kathie Fellows brought the props for us to sketch from after our official business was finished.  It's nice to just sit and sketch with friends.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blue Lace Top Hydrangea

Looks like we both love blue Hydrangea. This Blue Lace Top Hydrangea painting was done from a plant that grows in my front yard. I started mine from a plant in front of my grandparents house. The painting is sold but I always have the real thing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Working larger

After spending most of my time on minis, I'm working my way up. This is quarter sheet and now I hope to move on to something larger.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Updated CAG web site

I have added links to a map and directions to the OSU extension office on our home page. This should help folks find the meetings.

The monthly inspiration photo is posted on the "Calls to Artists" page with a link back to this blog and instructions for posting.

If anyone has information that should be posted, please e-mail me. I am trying to keep it more current. Thanks to all for the hard work in keeping our guild going and cultivating art opportunities in the community.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

white tail deer

Hi, Just sharing a picture I worked on while painting with my sister and sister in law. My sister painted a hawk...and a fine job she did, and my sister in law painted a beach scene that turned out fine. Acrylics are new to them and I was helping them with the technique.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Directions for how to post your pictures of our inspiration paintings

To all Columbia County Art Guild Members
To add your Inspirational Painting follow the directions below.

You are already in Columbia Arts Guild Blog.
Click sign in in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
eblogger dashboard screen appears.
Click new posts.
New post page appears with a title box.
Type the name of your painting or whatever you want in there.
Click the insert image box that has a teeny tiny picture in it (between Link and left margin) on the tool bar of the posting page.
Add an image box appears.
Click browse. It searches your computer and you click on the picture you want to upload
It uploads and click ok.
After your picture appears in the new posting window you can write words about it or whatever.
Then you click publish post at the bottom.
If you see mistakes you can edit your post after.

I hope this helps.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Subject to Inspiration

Lee asked if I would post the photo for February. So, here it is, a photo I took in Patzcuaro, Mexico. Have fun!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Secret Flower Garden

Jennifer Hansen and I have joined together for a show of artwork at the Houlton Bakery in St. Helens. She is a glass mosaic artist in the area and I have several of my floral paintings there. The work will hang until the end of February.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Subject to Inspiration 2

I'm calling it done.

Who's got this months subject?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Playing Catch up...

I ran out of time so I painted this little ACEO as a substitute. I didn't like the layout so I moved the book and replaced the glasses with an apple. I have a 9x12 in progress (just flowers and part of the vase) but will not be able to finish by tomorrow.

Talk about late...


another ACEO that came out of Subject to Inspiration 1 photo. This one survived, several others have suffered an encounter with the shredder.

Friday, January 29, 2010

January Inspiration Painting

Whew, what a challenge this was for me. It's another batik on rice paper. I prefolded and stained the paper before starting the batiking process. Hope this encourages others who are not very happy with their results to post them anyway. It's all a learning process :D

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hi everyone, here is my version of "Subject to Inspiration." This was a fun challenge.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Inspiration Koi

Batiked Rice Paper with Watercolor
12 x 9

Friday, January 1, 2010

"Subject to Inspiration" 2

Consider this for inspiration. This is my photo so there will be no copyright infringement as a reference photo. Try a new medium or go with your favorite then post your finished work by the end of the month.
Be thinking of what "Subject to Inspiration" you want us to use next.