Mary came by to visit on Wednesday.
Nancy is starting on a full sheet watercolor.
Paul arrived afternoon Wednesday.
Here is Paul's watercolor of the cherry tree. The yellow slicker under the tree is me, Brooks. Nice job Paul. It got so warm I had to leave early. I was wearing too many layers.
Friday, cloudy, here is my painting with the real cherry tree in the background.
Victoria and her watercolor on Friday.
Cathy painted three cherry trees starting with this sumi stick ink drawing. Wonderful flowing shapes.
Dorothy and Cathy both just getting started.
Dorothy and Marilyn with her painting. Marilyn was painting flowers over near the parking lot.
Dorothy with her cherry tree watercolor. More wonderful shapes.
We had a critique about 3pm. Here are the paintings from Friday, March 7, 2008. It is easy with such an interesting subject.
March 4, 7-8:30pm Maude Kerns Gallery - Bets Cole will speak on "Spirited Journey: Women Artist"...about her journey as an artist and the Women Artists that have influenced her.
March 5, 7-8, Cherry Tree Paintout – Owens Rose Garden – Jefferson St. at the Willamette River. The 140 year old Cherry Tree is nude for the next month. It is beautiful.
March 11, Wednesday, Tamarack Paintout, 3575 Donald Street, Eugene, Oregon - Parking, water, restrooms, and cover in case of rain. Open views of neighborhood trees and the center itself.
March 12-13, Friday-Saturday, Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th. Map of the campus is at http://www.lanecc.edu/mpr/locations/mc.htm Cover, water, restrooms, coffee and even lunch. Meet at Center Building...where student cafeteria is located.There are views of buildings, trees, sculptures, and distant hills.
March 19, Wednesday, Wetlands Paintout, Greenhill Road at the end of Fern Ridge Trail. West on 11th and right on Greenhill across the rail road tracks to the shelter on the right. Cover and port-a-potty on Greenhill Rd. across from Greenhill Animal Shelter. Expansive view of west eugene wetlands...NO drinking or painting water. Bring your own.
March 21-22, Friday-Saturday. Mt. Pisgah Paintout. 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR. More Wetlands to paint for Eric Sandgren's Wetlands Show.
East on 30th across I5, left to Shell station, right on Franklin, under rail road, and left on Seavey...5 miles or so to Mt. Pisgah Aboretum.
March 26, Wednesday, UO Haywood Field Paintout, 15th St. at Agate St. Eugene Oregon. Meet at Haywood Field, 15th and Agate St. Parking behind Law School and behind History Museum or on the street. Spring brake for students so there should be parking.
March 28-29, Friday-Saturday, UO History Museum Paintout, Meet at History Museum 15th and Agate behind Law school. Parking should be free during Student Vacation( but check meters carefully). Lots to paint, trees of UO, lots of plants, building, and an indian lady catching a salmon.
April 2, 4-5, Wednesday, Firday-Saturday, Hendricks Park Van Gough Birthday Paintout on Wednesday, 155th Birthday of Vincent (plein air) Van Gough is March 30th. Franklin St., south on Walnut st., Fairmont st. then left on Summit. Meet at Rhody Garden.