This gallery represents the paintings that I have finished recently.
For the past 7 months I have been working on two big projects. The first project was a June show at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. I painted fourteen new paintings for this show, and the show was entitled: "Oregon Perceptions: Beauty in the Everyday." Each of these paintings were inspired by living in Oregon and the nature that I get to enjoy every day in this beautiful state.
The second big project was to create some example paintings for two new workshops that I developed and taught this summer at the Hoffman Center. The first workshop, in June, was an exciting collaborative event. The workshop was called "Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana". We painted from live Ikebana flower arrangements that were the outcome of a Japanese flower arranging workshop the week before. The Ikebana workshop used clay vessels that were created especially for them by the Hoffman Clay Studio. I have included two of my Ikebana inspired paintiings here.
I also taught a workshop in July about exploring and mixing color. I have included a few of the examples of my work from that workshop as well. The pelican and sea turtle paintings are from photos that I took in Mexico, and my painting continues to change as I paint new subjects, and try new techniques. I am loving every day that I get to paint!
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