Friday, June 20, 2014

December Forest 3 + Cistus

                                                                oil on canvas 20x16

Nice week! John`s coworkers from the hospital gave us an unfortunately delayed but worth waiting for  party celebrating our wedding last Nov. So sweet of them to see it through!

The next day I spent with my lovely sister in law Norma at  Cistus Nursery on Sauvie Island. I`ve written about the island often, it`s plein air paradise. Quiet and gorgeous with half dedicated to farming and the other set aside as a wildlife refuge. The nursery specializes in exotics, may of them hardy enough for western Oregon. I kept trying to do some large drawings but then the rain would start up. I managed a couple of smaller ones in my sketchbook.

My Pinterest find of the week is Carolyn Case. Her work is complex and colorful and her use of pattern and negative space is inspired!

work for sale in my studio

watermedia on Yupo workshop, July 19 and 20, Lincoln City OR


Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Randall,
Great photos, especially of you and John.
It's easy to see why you're so at-home on Sauvie Island. The lushness reminds me of Hawaii--only without the warmth!
Have a great day!

Maureen said...

Wonderful to see you two so happy!

Thank you for the intro to Case's work. I like it a lot.

Libby Fife said...

And the party keeps going on! You both look like you are having a good time:)

Beautiful photos. It's easy to see what you are drawn to and how that shows up in your work. Those flowers are particularly striking too.

And as always, I love your trees!