Friday, October 4, 2013

Vistas and Vineyards Show is up!

This October the Guistina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus is hosting the Vistas and Vineyards 24th Anniversary show. This is a local en plein air  group that meets each Wednesday mid-May through mid-October at a new site somewhere in the Willamette Valley.  I was happy to finish up three paintings that are now on display at this show through the end of this month. There is a reception on October 8th, 6:30 to 8:30 but sadly, I'll not be able to attend since I have a different event going on at the same time. However, that doesn't mean you can't go see the show - that evening or any other time this month! Here are the three paintings I have in the show: 

This piece is called "Clematis" and is a sealed pastel painting on smoothly primed canvas over a watercolored background. I started it at Garland Nursery at the first paint-out of the season this past May, then finished it up in my studio.

This is another sealed pastel on watercolor that was painted at Bruce Starker Arts Park.

And last, but not least, the barn at Peoria Road Farm Market. This too is a sealed pastel on canvas. I used watercolor to block in the main shapes after drawing out the piece, then painted in pastel over the watercolor, going back in with a brush and water to push some of the pastel around before finishing with multiple sprays of diluted pva size and a couple final coats of UV protective acrylic varnish. 

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