Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunrise over Mt. Hood

My sister has requested a silhouette painting from each of her sisters, and this is what I painted for her.  I hope she likes it.
It's patterned after the photo below, which I took in March 2012 from Scappoose.
P.S. the dark is not black and up close you can see the shapes.  It didn't photograph very well.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

No picture right now.....I just wanted to suggest to our blog followers and guild members to check out this link,   and perhaps to become an active participant as a way to keep in practice if you are a painter or a sketch artist. ....especially if you are in a rut...and don't know what to paint or draw.  I even submitted one carved in leather once....the rules to posting are on the Studio Atelier blog. Barb Benik of Studio Atelier will begin with a new picture after the new year.  However, she will accept your images of past posted challenge photos too.  It helps to keep your creative juices flowing.
Happy Painting.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Children's Museum-Heritage Park, Scappoose, OR

Here's my photo

en plein aire painting

Something new Hangs in the Masonic Building

Maeona & Kannikar

Loretta's corner

Maeona & Kannikar

from outside....Catherine & Autumn :o)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Two weeks ago we spent a week in E. Oregon along the banks
of the Imnaha River.  This pen and watercolor sketch of the
huge granite boulders was done from the riverbank near our campsite    

Monday, August 13, 2012

This painting was started on location at Carolyn King's and finished in the studio. The dock was a great place to paint. Thank you so much for the invitation Carolyn.

I hope to see Autumn's rendition posted in here soon and some of Carolyn's wonderful watercolors too.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Autumn and Carolyn walking along in the Rocky Point  Marina where Carolyn invited us to paint. There were so many views to choose from! The view South, roots along the bank, the view from the bank, and tons more. It was a great place and a very nice day to paint. Thanks Carolyn.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Heritage Park Paint Out

My painting in the shade at the paint out.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Family Pets by Loretta Sampson

Daisy Mae, Baron, Spot, Sky
Macho, Bo, Brodie Sue, Taffy
Sophie 1, Chloe Cleo, Sophie 2

4 x 5, Sophie 2 is the newest of Family Pets by request.
I like how Sophie 2 turned out.
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Heritage Park Paint Out Day

Okay ladies, I want to see yours posted in here too. You really did well!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The art gang painting in Scappoose Heritage Park.
Gloria came later and I missed getting her photo. I enjoyed all of you and I hope to see your work from this day at a Guild meeting some day. Thank you for letting me share the tidbits I know with you.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hertiage Park Paint Out

Today we had a great time at the paint out. Thank you to Maeona for all of your tips and keen eye. It was so much fun and relaxing. It is a great place to paint. Hope we will get together more often to do this.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Artist will be gathering at Scappoose Heritage Park behind the library July 7th for a painting session. Everyone Welcome 8:00 a.m. to approximately noon. Just bring your paints and join us.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Columbia Arts Guild artists will be participating in the 2012 Maritime Heritage Festival held this year in St. Helens, OR July 13, 14 and 15.

For details go to:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mt Shasta Bear

Mt Shasta Bear
12" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas

Take your friends by the Masonic Building in Olde Towne St. Helens to see this and more.

Mt Shasta Bear
Sky Spirit came to earth and formed Mount Shasta.
He brought his family to this new home.
He made Grizzly and placed him at the base.
When Sky Spirit’s daughter became lost, Grizzly found her.
Grizzly shared his home where she grew, wed
and gave birth to a new creation.
These were the ancestors of the tribes.
The Bear on my door post guards me.
I must guard the Grizzly.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Window Gallery at the Masonic Building in St. Helens.

The latest Window Gallery in Old Town St. Helens in the Masonic Building.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Olde Towne St. Helens Masonic Building Beautification Project Window Gallery

Blue Eyed Raven
Acrylic on Canvas
8" x 10"

Watch out for her.
She loves to play her clever tricks.
She is quite intelligent and resilient.
She is both a scavenger and a predator.
If you see her eying you,
Think before you play her games.

Come see more of these on display in the Olde Towne St. Helens Masonic Building Beautification Project Window Gallery after March 24th 2012.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Yachats Point Breakers

Yachats Point Breakers
16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas
Sold from the display at the Pythian Building in St. Helens where it was part of the project to beautify the buildings for rent or lease that the Columbia Arts Guild and the St. Helens Economic Development Corporation are jointly working on.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Basket making fun.

At our February guild meeting Kathie Fellows taught us to make seagrass baskets. It was so much fun that I have ordered several sizes of seagrass to experiment with. I can't wait to see what I can create. Just so much fun.