Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My latest works in progress

Some of the paintings I've been working on this week. Do you have a favorite one?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2012 Holiday Sales

You can hear Christmas music on the radio soon and the Christmas decorations are in stores. Why not buy gifts from local artisans? My art (original paintings, hand-pulled prints, and greeting cards) will be available at two different holiday sales and they are on opposite sides of Portland, so it's more accessible for everyone in the Portland area to enjoy shopping for beautiful art.

The first sale is at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland near Saint Vincent Hospital. It is in the Jean Vollum Photography, Painting, and Drawing Building. I'm now an Alumni of OCAC and so I'm participating with Students and other Alumni in their annual Holiday Sale. The sale is only this weekend and the hours are as follows:
Friday, November 23
Pre Event complete with raffle prizes, live music, and hors d'oeuvres with a $10 suggested donation from 5 - 6pm
Doors open 6 - 8pm
Saturday, November 24
10am - 3pm
Sunday, November 25
10am - 3pm

The second sale is at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham and they call it "Scrooge Lives Holiday Sale." It will be held in the Student Union/College Center (parking Lot A is the closest). I submitted an application along with images of my art for a juried selection. I've also been busy (with the help of my husband) building wooden folding art displays for this sale and for future events that will require my own displays (they will be sooooo much better than just using tables!). The hours and days are as follows:
Tuesday, December 4
9am - 6pm
Wednesday, December 5
9am - 6pm

I won't be the only artisan at these sales, and if you can't make it to these two opportunities, then think about supporting your local artists!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Deacon" aka Mr. D

This week I completed a little watercolor painting of Deacon, the mule, but sometimes his owner calls him Mr. D and threatens to send him back to Colorado (where he came from) if he doesn't behave. They are quite the pair!

If you hop over to my Facebook page, you can see some pictures of it in progress.

Watercolor 2012
8" x 10"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Cards & 2013 Calendar!

Christmas Bazaars and Holiday Sales are right around the corner and right behind them will be 2013!

I'm ready … are you?

This year I designed some Christmas cards that you can preorder by November 23 and they are $55 for a pack of 25 plus shipping and handling. You can contact me to purchase them (see image below). I am also selling them individually: one for $2.75 or two for $5.00 (plus shipping and handling).

Plus, I designed a calendar for 2013. This calendar features all western art watercolor paintings that I've created this year from May to November. This calendar is available on Lulu for $19.99. There you can preview the entire calendar to see all of the paintings! It would be a great gift for that special horse/art lover you know ….