Plein Air Painting Video

I participated in a paint out event in Roseburg, Oregon and while there, Michael Sullivan, photojournalist at the News Review created this little video profile.

Thanks Mike and check out his work at http://www.michaelsullivanphoto.photoshelter.com

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love Roses in Vase

The name of this rose is actually Unconditional Love – you can click that link and find out more.  I grow these roses and I’ve painted them before.  And I guess I’ve painted the vase before too.

This painting feels like it belongs in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. I love the the clothing and decor in his movies.  Sparse, clean, well tailored, quality material, so sharp and normal. I’m not sure if it means anything, but I like the connection – even if it’s just in my own mind.  And I’m not at all trying to convey anything dark or surreal.  Just the plain fullness of life which is good but not perfect and is sometimes very bad, but overall wonderful.

Railroad Tracks and Clouds

Railroad Tracks with Clouds

Painted back in the spring from when the grass was green and the air was clear.  Railroad tracks that run near my neighborhood.  I’ll show it in September at Project Space, along with a bunch of other new paintings.

Music Brown and Other Browns

I’ve been getting pretty excited about the nuances of earth tones.   I’m really enjoying the range that comes from careful mixing of earth colors, aside from the dandelions, which require a punchy cadmium.

 

Of course when it comes to going outside the paintings have only blue and green…. and I promise I will post some new landscapes ASAP….. which for this blog means not very often.  🙂  Thanks for looking though!!!!

Rocks in the Sun

I’m getting ready to go to Arizona to paint for a couple of weeks. I’m excited to paint in more of an open, desert landscape. These rocks were actually painted on the Oregon Coast, but the colors and the sun are getting me excited to pull out the earth colors.   Stay tuned!

Rock in the SunRocks

 

Welcome to My Neighborhood

My House and NeighborhoodLeft to right.  First is our house, next door are our neighbors who have three boys, a goat and chickens.  They cut wood on the weekends and we often buy the wood. Then you can see the Parrotia we planted that Tom is so proud of (the orange tree in the center of the painting). And finally, the pink house is the neighbor who waves when we pass and always have their blinds shut and flies Oregon Ducks flags on their car and outside their house on what I presume are game days.  Who could ask for more! I love my neighborhood.

Landscape Show

Ashland Design Studio will be showing my landscapes during the month of August.  The opening party is this Friday, August 4 from 5 – 8 pm. I’d love to see you there!

Ashland Design Studio
287 4th St
Ashland, OR

Roxy Ann From Talent Farm

 

 

Early This Year

Table Rocks are situated at low elevation in the Rogue Valley, so are most comfortably painted in the Spring – as you see here.  Now, as I write in July, it’s a very hot and dry place, full of rattle snakes.  It’s been a very busy year, so I’m just sharing them now.  Table Rock Early SpringThis could be the scene out of a Western movie.

Mount McLoughlin Early Spring
You can kind of see Mount McLoughlin or Mount Pit – as the locals call it.

Turks and Caicos Islands

Sunshine – breeze – ahhhhhhhh.  Tom and I were able to take a great vacation to a Caribbean Island early in June.  I’ve never been anywhere like it and I can see why it’s so popular for vacations.  I’m about to get my yearly blood work back from my doctor and I’m guessing my vitamin D levels will actually be ok for once.

Besides the sailing, snorkeling, rum drinks, amazing tropical fruit and fish, one of the best parts of the trip was painting.

Cumulus Clouds on Providenciales Island Turks and Caicos

Clouds 2 Turks and Caicos

Evening Providenciales Turks and Caicos

Cumulus Clouds Grace Bay Beach

Yacht Evening

Full Moon

The smaller pieces are 6″ x 9″ and the larger 10″ x 16″.

Hike and Learn – Cloud Sketching

Cumulus Clouds at Presidential Range

Free slide talk and hike! Learn to identify clouds and get tips on how to and practice sketching them! Clouds are fascinating and learning more about them will open up a whole new world to you.

Slide Talk
Friday May 26, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Guanajuato Room, Ashland Library

Hike and Sketch
Saturday May 27, 2017
Meet at Ashland Shop N Kart parking lot to carpool at 8:30 am.
We will drive up to parking area at Hobart Bluff. You’re welcome to meet there as well. The caravan should arrive around 9:00 am.
To Hobart Bluff:  Take Highway 66 almost to the Greensprings Summit. Turn Right on Soda Mountain Road and follow the gravel road 5 miles to the parking lot. There is a pit toilet here and plenty of room for cars to park.

Hike is 1 – 2 miles, and we will be sketching for about two hours.
Bring Hat, Water Bottle, Snacks, Sketching Supplies.

Come and enjoy the talk, even if you are not going on the hike.

The event is free but they would like people to register.  Click here for more info:

Hike & Learn: The Science of Sketching Clouds with Artist Sarah F. Burns
by Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument