Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's all happening in Eugene

May is Wildflower Month in Eugene, Oregon! I'm delighted to announce that the Wildflowers of Oregon show that I'm participating in will be on exhibit at the Art Annex all through May. (I'm also really jazzed to be heading to that fine, funky town for the reception, on Friday, May 3--join me?)

In other wildflower news, the poster for the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower Festival is gearing up for a crazy-fun day on Sunday, May 19. The poster, featuring my oversized Nemophila flowers with the happy dance flies, is probably sprouting up all over Eugene and Springfield right about now...Fun times!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Frisky Bears

Just a couple of bear sketches from a zoo visit last month. * Simplemente un par de dibujos de los osos en el zoológico, hecho el marzo pasado.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Pocket Sketchbook: Volcano, Volcano

Was up in the west hills of Portland today and caught these views of Mount Saint Helens and Mount Hood in my pocket sketchbook. * Estaba en las colinas en el oeste del Portland hoy, y capturé estas vistas de Mount Saint Helens y Mount Hood en el librito que llevo mi bolsillo.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wildflower Festival Update

When I last updated, it was with watercolor in progress on the first layers of watercolor being laid down for the Wildflower Festival poster. Here's how that turned out:

I then returned to the digital version that we're using for the t-shirt and modified those colors to match the watercolor palette more closely.

An exciting addition to the regular festivities this year is that the Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene, Oregon is hosting an art show devoted to native wildflower paintings, as a way to get even more Wildflower Month activities happening this May. Yesterday I got to work on framing my early sketches and the final painting for this exhibit.

Baby blue-eyes and dance flies as far as the eye can see! If you're in the Eugene area, do stop by the art show--grand opening will be Fri, May 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.