Stop by Muse (4220 SE Hawthorne) Wednesday May 22nd from 6:30-9:30pm for the closing reception!
All funds raised will benefit Schoolhouse Supplies, a free store where public school teachers can obtain supplies for their classrooms at no cost. Muse Art and Design will use funds raised from the sale of artwork to purchase art supplies at wholesale cost for Schoolhouse Supplies.]]>
Apparently I took this photo before I signed it. I framed it up to hang at my show at Fresh Pot, and I got it in the frame all put together before I realized I hadn’t signed it yet. If you’d like to see it in person, head on over to 4001 N. Mississippi!
Prints available at Red Bubble.]]>
This Fresh Pot location is housed in an old Rexall Drug building. The wall we hung on is lathe and plaster, and Morgan knew all the tricks to get my art hung on the finicky wall.
Look! My name is on the wall and everything.
I framed up three new pieces, so there is a nice mix of old and new. Go check it out!
Fresh Pot: 4001 N. Mississippi. Mon-Fri 6:30a-7:00p, Sat & Sun 7:00a-7:00p.]]>
I was nervous to get started, and there was a small group of people right away ready to watch us work. No pressure!
Finally got some pencil down on the paper…
And the masking fluid, which I applied with a bamboo skewer.
Then I had to let that dry. Watching paint dry! Normally I don’t have to that, I paint while I watch a movie or tv or I work on more than one thing at once. I had no distractions here, other than the parade of interesting people walking down Hawthorne.
Finally, I took the plunge and started putting paint on paper.
Keen eyes may notice that this is not like the practice painting I posted the other day. I didn’t like how it was looking, so I scrapped it in favor of something new.
I got into the painting groove, and after a short break to grab some bubble tea, I peeled off the masking fluid.
After poking it with paint some more to get the balance right, I was done! Here is a detail shot, followed by the whole final piece.
You can go see it, as well as all other pieces painted each day in April, at Muse. The art is being auctioned off as a benefit for Schoolhouse Supplies. Silent bidding for each piece starts at $75, and increases in minimum increments of $10. You can place bids by going in or calling Muse Art + Design (503-231-8704).
Hope to see you at the reception and auction party on Wednesday May 22nd, from 6:30-9:30pm at Muse (4220 SE Hawthorne)!]]>
I’ve been working on a small scale practice piece for what I plan to paint tomorrow.
The painting is an idea based on the line “the skies a map that’s guiding back to my heart” from the song North Star by The Rural Alberta Advantage.
I’ll be painting from noon until 5pm, so come on by Muse (4220 SE Hawthorne) on Thursday and say hi!]]>
I was one of the only people awake and I felt pretty self conscious as my fancy camera makes noise whenever I take a picture.
I’m sure they thought I was a little nuts, but I’d see cool patterns or a landmark I recognized and I had to take a picture.
Look, Mono lake!
Some pretty neat shadows in the Nevada hills. The sun had only been up for an hour or so.
From 37,000 feet the patterns and colors of the desert are incredible.
Of course, as soon as the plane crossed the border into Oregon, the landscape was covered in an ocean of clouds. Bummer!]]>
Dick Blick is at 1115 NW Glisan. Go check it out!]]>
Nikki Clark put this great Ira Glass quote on a poster…you can buy it in her Etsy shop.]]>
Every day in April, between noon and 5 P.M., a different artist will create a painting, drawing, collage, or print in the medium of his or her choice.
Artists will work in the front-window area of Muse Art and Design. The public is invited to drop in each day to watch as artists create their paintings and drawings.
As each piece is finished, works will be displayed on the walls of Muse Art and Design. Bid sheets will accompany each art piece. The public may bid on works by silent auction from April 1 through May 22.
A reception for artists and the public will be held on Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.
All funds raised will benefit Schoolhouse Supplies, a free store where public school teachers can obtain supplies for their classrooms at no cost. Muse Art and Design will use funds raised from the sale of artwork to purchase art supplies at wholesale cost for Schoolhouse Supplies.
I’ll be painting from noon to five on Thursday April 25th.
Stop by Muse to say hello! There will be a ton of great artists there every day in April. Muse is located on the corner of SE Hawthorne and 42nd.]]>
After the stories were written they solicited art and videos for each of the tales. I read the stories and felt connected to February’s tale.
Inspiration for the February Tale
“What’s the strangest thing that ever happened to you in February?”
“Met a girl on beach, searching for her grandma’s pendant, lost 50 years ago. I had it, found previous Feb.”
I was particularly inspired by the last line of the story - “Only when my great-niece was gone and I was alone, did I swim upward, letting the pendant pull me home, up into the vastness above us, where we wander with the lonely sky-whales and the skies and seas are one.”
So here is my painting, titled The Earth Looks Better From a Star. If Neil selects it as a piece to go along with the story, it will be featured in a digital showcase. Either way, it was amazing to participate.]]>