In the slideshow below you will see paintings completed in 2018 to present except those which were sold. You can click on each painting for more information about the painting. I have added a simple mat/frame for you to view if it needs a frame.
SPRING IS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER
I didn't know there is a difference among different groups when the first day of Spring arrives, did you? I think March 20th this year is what most will consider the date. Many of the trees and flowers in my garden think spring is here already, but..... last year on Feb 25th we got snow that stayed on the ground and this year is came in March last week here in Portland. Zoey, our Frenchie, loved it and most of our plants did survive.
While we are all staying close to home except for the essential workers in our city, we can get a lot of projects done which we never have time to do. If you are doing some 'Spring Cleaning' with this extra time, think about changing out your accessories and paintings. As you probably have guessed, I am constantly changing out the art in most rooms in our home in addition to when there is a change of season, but because I enjoy seeing how different paintings look in a grouping.
If there is a way I can be of service in helping you select a piece of art for your home or office, let me know.
Visit my different galleries to see what is new as well as paintings you saw in person at a show or at the Open House to see which painting might be just the thing to bring "new life" to your room.
Read my Prints section below and head to my print website to see how a specific painting looks hanging in a room.
Also, I can email or text you a photo of the painting hanging in our home as well to give you can idea what it the painting looks like hanging.
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So what is important in my art world when spring rolls around. I can tell you that I am tempted to go out in my garden rather than be indoors painting. Those artists who paint plein air are already outside enjoying the fresh air that we still enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. With so much rain at the beginning of 2020 there is moss covering everything. The color of moss is such a beautiful green that I'll probably incorporate it in a couple of my paintings which I'll start this month. This photo is from one of our Paper Bark Maples several months ago with little patches of this moss dotting the limbs.
I think most of the garden centers are open and the ones at the grocery stores are - there were some beautiful flowers welcoming me outside the grocery store yesterday. We can all visit Portland's gardens to see the beautiful flowers, trees and plants: Portland Japanese Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, and The Grotto are a few of my favorites. A little later in the Spring I'm hoping to head south on I-5 to see the Adelman Peony Gardens, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, and the Oregon Garden. Right now I think I'll have to paint some flowers.
Did you know that you can have a print on paper or canvas made from any of my original paintings to give to that special person?
Check out the Prints tab to see which prints are available directly from me now and
also you can go directly to my print website from that tab by clicking on the link to see what prints can be purchased either on paper (unframed or framed) or on canvas. There often are current discounts so be sure to check out their special code. You can create a setting similar to your own and play with different images and frames to see what looks the best.
I will match that special discount for prints I have here as well but contact me before placing the order to make sure I still have the print here.
If you don't see the print you want or the size you want, please contact me directly by email or phone (text) me and we can work on your order immediately. firstname.lastname@example.org or 971 645-5031
specialty Items - 2020 Wall and Desktop Art Calendars are available but in limited supply so order today at a reduced price and enjoy FREE SHIPPING!
8 new card packs (35 total)-- check them out. You are getting one card "FREE." Also great for gift giving for especially family and friends who like to send cards to others throughout the year. Come by in person to create a card pack of your favorites.
News Tab: Most shows have been cancelled until further notice. Several of the regional and national organizations are having online viewing of the paintings which were selected in the last month or two for spring shows. I'll try to add links for these to my blog this month.
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