Monday, November 24, 2014

Branching Out

Last weekend I completed my first mural style commission. Here I am with the finished painting. 

I was commissioned to travel up to Yelm, Washington to create a stylized silhouette of a tree on a wall in the family's new house. Then already had a tan matte wall and I worked with them to decide on using a semi-gloss deep chocolate paint for the tree and leaves. It really looks great in person!

And just this weekend (a week after completing the commission) I was sent a photo of all their family photos hanging around the branches. 

I already have an interest in someone commissioning me to paint another tree. This one might be a tree in a little girls room with pink, teal, and gray owls. This is an adorable concept. I'd love to "branch out" more with doing these simple and stylized murals.  

Monday, November 3, 2014

River Bear | Watercolor

"River Bear" 
4" x 6" 
Watercolor, 2014 

Do you remember when I painting "Forest Whispers?" Well, here's another great little bear painting I was from a photo taken by Dave Shaffer of Bear Witness Images.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

WSO 2014 Fall Show at Rogue Gallery

In the beginning of October, I attended the 2014 Fall Watercolor Society of Oregon Art Show in Medford at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center.

My painting "Cowboy Trappings" was one of 80 chosen from over 300 submissions. Being in the show is like having an award (there are 20 chosen for awards which then travel around to other galleries in different cities). I did a brief walk through during the opening reception, here it is:

I also went to a couple different talks and went down to the Rogue River with a small group and did some plein air painting. It was a nice weekend filled with artists and art (and good food).