I participated in four plein air events, several juried shows, went on two trips to the Oregon coast, took a driving trip to Missoula Montana, and welcomed a beautiful new granddaughter into our family. Every time I thought that things would slow down, something else would pop up.
|Wild Dreams pastel 12x12 First Place- Yamhill Lavender Festival- sold|
In July, I participated in the Yamhill Lavender Festival Plein Air Art Show, and was awarded first place. What a wonderful surprise! Every winter I look forward to the end of June and the two weeks preceding the festival when we create paintings at local participating lavender farms. The festival and plein air show are the second weekend in July at Beulah Park in Yamhill, OR.
In August I was accepted into the Pacific Northwest Plein Air event in Hood River, OR. This is a juried competition, which means that artists submit an application packet along with images of past plein air paintings, and a jury picks who they want to participate. This was my second year as a participant. The paint out took place in the Columbia River Gorge for five days around Labor Day. Each artist submitted up to five plein air paintings (they had to be painted outdoors, not in a studio). I stayed near Parkdale during the paintout in a cute little room that I found on AirBnB.com I had a total blast painting from dawn to dusk every day, and was thrilled to sell three paintings during the show at the Columbia Gallery in Hood River, Oregon.
|Invigorated 11x14 pastel plein air -sold|
|Taking the High Road 16x20 pastel plein air -sold|
|A Fresh Start 12x12 pastel plein air - sold|
|Aglow 11x14 pastel plein air|
|Wild Daydreams 11x14 pastel plein air|
|sketching in my paintings during Umpqua Plein Air|
I was also in the Oregon Society of Artists Fall Juried Show in September. I entered two paintings. My piece "On the Job" won second place.
|On the Job 11x14 pastel|
|Mystify 14x24 pastel|