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January 2008 Paint-Out Schedule Eugene-Springfield

January 2008 Paint-out schedule for Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

January is our coldest month in Eugene-Springfield …Avg. High is 46 degrees and average low is 33 degrees…and occasionally it rains (avg. 7.65 inches)….so we are painting in town, close to cover, warm spaces and hot coffee.

Jan 2, 4, and 5, Wed., Friday, Sat. Oakway Center, Oakway and Coburg Road, Paint-out in the patio area- cover, restrooms, and coffee at Borders Books.

Jan. 9, 11, and 12 (Wed., Fri., Sat) Park Blocks, 8th and Oak Downtown Eugene…there is cover in both park blocks and heat and coffee at Full City Coffee and Bagel Sphere.

Jan 11, 5:30-7:30pm is the artist reception at Emerald Art Center for us and the other artist showing downstairs. You can bring chips and dips type stuff for the reception, or just show up and enjoy the company.

Jan. 16, 18, and 19 (Wed., Fri., Sat) Springfield, Wed. and Saturday at Island Park…near Willamalane Center (C St. at Mill St.) that has restrooms and coffee. Friday January 18th is “Free Friday” at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. Springfield, and I have volunteered to demo “Plein Air Painting all year around” from 1-3pm in the afternoon. I demonstrate dressing for the weather, packing watercolor and acrylics for painting outside, and some techniques I have learned from Bets Cole, Humberto Gonzalez and Sarkis Antikajian…my plein air mentors. This will be for painters that have not painted with us. None of our regular painters need any of my advice. So I suggest the regular painters can paint at Island Park or downstairs at the Emerald Art Center (especially if it is raining).

Jan. 23, 25, 26 (Wed., Fri., Sat) 5th St. Market at 5th St. and Pearl St. There is cover, coffee, and warm spaces.

Jan. 30, Feb. 1, 2 (Wed., Fri., Sat) Art Block, Willamette St. between 7th and 8th St. Eugene. (I call this art block because there are 4 art galleries right here)…there is cover along the street and in the parking garage over the block. Coffee at Perigino's, warm spaces in all the art galleries.

Emily Carr's Birthday Celebration - December 12-14, 2007

Bets Cole baked an Emily Carr Cake for her birthday. It was completely edible gingerbread, while keeping with Emily's wonderful painting style.

Dorothy and Sarkis warming their hands on a cup of coffee.

Close up of Emily Carr's cake.

Sherrie brought her plein air dog to the party, and to paint with.

Mara came late for cake, but she was in time to paint.

Sarkis painted a large painting before the party (he arrived 9am) and this one after the party. The Emily Carr trees are calling to him.

Dorothy drew Emily Carr trees all afternoon.

Brooks painted Emily Carr trees also. I tried to paint them all, but will have to return Friday, December 14, 2007, to paint the trees I missed.

EWEB Paintout December 5-7, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007,
Nancy arrived early at EWEB and started looking for views using her "Bets Cole" image finder. Very high tech.

The weather got warmer, 55F at least, so Nancy moves out into EWEB patio and takes off her hat and gloves. Nice warm day for painting in the Willamette Valley.

I even took my hat off. Overdressed for a day next to the Willamette river. Nancy and I walked to 5th St. Market to meet Peggie at lunch in the food court.

Friday, December 7, 2007, the weather turned cool again (40s), but still nice views along the Willamette River. This is my painting of the trees across the river in Alton Baker Park.

Lane Community College Paintout - November 28-30, 2007

November 28, 2007, is was a cold day at Lane Community College. Mark paints outside in spite of the cold. His "fortress" image attracted favorable comments from several students. But we had to go inside the art building to get warm.

Nancy returned from France just in time to join us on campus. A little cold, but nice views.

Brooks was painting the Art Building when a school photographer came alone and took pictures for the LCC Torch, the weekly paper. I wound up on the front page.

Friday, November 30, 2007, Marilyn and Dorothy both decided to paint inside of the Central Building cafeteria. Lots of students to paint.

Friday I painted the "Beloved" statue in front of the Performing Arts Building at LCC. It was still cold, but Ms. Beloved did not seem to mind.


One of the daily reviews at the coast.

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From our paintiout in July