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Tamarack Reception for Plein Air Painters May 4, 2008

Plein Air Painters show will be at Tamarack for May, June and July of 2008. Our reception was Sunday May 4, 2008. Here are a few photos from that reception.
Shirley in the Wild Duck Room at Tamarack Wellness Center.

Brooks, Mary and Sharon.


Phemie and Sarkis

Peggie and Doris (our next door neighbor)

Paul (a photographer and also a neighbor)

Nancy and Shirley of Watercolor Society of Oregon fame.

Nancy, Jacki, Shirley and Mara...plein air painters all.

Mary from the Wet'n Wild Watermedia workshop at Campbell Center every Tuesday afternoon.


Jacki, Dorothy and Sarkis

June 2008 Paintout Calender

June 4, Wednesday, Willamette Oaks Paintout, 455 Alexander Loop, Eugene Oregon, North on Goodpasture Road past car dealers, first left is Alexander Loop. Candy Davis, 343-2688, invited us to paint at Willamette Oaks. The location is right on the Willamette River. Great views. Water and restrooms. Jacki Lukowski is doing a demo for Willamette Oaks residents on Monday, June 2, at 2:30pm, if anyone would like to join her.

June 6, Friday, Paintout at Victoria Biedron's home, 85444 Teague Loop, Eugene Oregon. Humberto will be in town for Erik Sandgren's talk on Saturday at Karin Clarke's Gallery, and offered to come paint with us on June 6. Here is Victoria's invitation.
To all painters: please come friday, June 6th, to paint where I live, off of Dillard Rd.. The views are close in, with lots of trees, flowers, things in the garden, berries, a shed, an arbor and more. There are several decks to paint from, water and bathroom. I will have some food and drinks, feel free to bring a lunch and/or food to share. Come anytime and stay as long as you like! There is parking up here, but, carpooling would really be a good idea. I will mark parking spots. 85444 Teague Loop

Directions: From 33rd and Hilyard go LEFT onto E Amazon. Travel south on E Amazon to Dillard Rd. (Dillard Rd is to the L of a deer sign on the R) turn LEFT (the only way to go) on Dillard RD.. Travel up Dillard Rd. about 2.3mi to Teague Loop (Teaque Loop is R, just opposite a hugh sign on the L that says 'Dillard Highlands') turn RIGHT onto Teague Loop. Halfway down the loop, take the first gravel driveway to the RIGHT (there is a wooden sign 'Teamwork for Children'). Proceed 300ft downhill, take first driveway on LEFT (85444), that is the driveway, 1/4 mi to house. Yes, I am back out in the woods!! See you there!
Victoria ph 338-8099 hm

June 7, Saturday, Hendricks Park Paintout. East on 19th, R on Fairmont, L on Summit to Rhody Garden. Till 3:30pm when Erik Sandgren is speaking about his father Nelson Sandgren at Karin Clarke's Gallery, 7th and Willamette St.

June 11, Wednesday and June 14, Saturday, Delta Ponds Wetlands Paintout, Goodpasture Island Rd, Eugene, OR, Drive north out Goodpasture Island Rd. past the car dealers. On the right is parking space (actually about 10 parking spaces) and a port-a-potty, but no water (bring your own). There is a trail leading into the wetlands.

June 13, Friday, Wetlands Kirk Park Paintout, North on 99 past Beltline, left on Clear Lake Road, 6 miles on the right while Fern Ridge Dam is on the left. Port-a-potty but no drinking water. Good wetland views.

June 18, Wednesday, OU Pioneer Cemetery, 18th St. at Univeristy St. Eugene Oregon. Good statues, grave stones, trees, and Mac Court across the street. Students are gone so there is lots of meter parking and 2hr parking in the neighborhood.

June 20, Friday, Skinner Butte Summer Slotice evening paintout. North on Pearl, left behind Ya-Po-Ah to top of Skinner Butte. Water but no restrooms (5th st. mkt. has restrooms). Summer Soltice paintout with the cool evening colors. 2pm to dusk.

June 21, Saturday, UO Snitzer Art Museum, on the grass mall in front of the Jordan Snitzer Art Museum. Students are still on vacation, so there should be parking available.

June 25, Wednesday and June 28, Saturday, Owen Rose Garden paintout. Roses will be in full bloom. North on Jefferson St. into the Rose Garden.

June 27, Friday, King Estates Paintout, 80854 Territorial Rd, Eugene Oregon. South on Bailey Hill road that becomes Lorain Highway (about 11 miles). Left on Territorial 2.7 miles to King Estates on the right. Market Place will be open. Good views from top or bottom of the hill.

July 5, Saturday, Renee Nelson has offered to host an evening paintout (1pm to dusk) at her house. We painted there May 16th to rave reviews by all who attended. Please let me know if you would be available to paint this holiday weekend so Renee and I will know what to expect.

Plein Air Eugene Boudin

Eugène Boudin, Beach Scene at Trouville, 1863
oil on wood
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon


Check out this show at the National Gallery, Eugene Boudin, was the plein air painter that introduced Claude Monet to the joys of outside painting. "Plein Air Eugene" has roots far beyond Eugene and Springfield Oregon.

May 2008 Paintouts for Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

May 2008 Paintouts for Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

May 4, Sunday, 3-5pm, Opening Celebration for our Spring Show at Tamarack Center 3575 Donald St. Eugene. Thanks to Jacki Lukowski, Sandy Larkin, and Peggie Hickerson, we hung 28 painting on May 1st, and I put name tags under them on the May 2nd. Help us celebrate Sunday. Bring munchies to share and invite your family and friends. Amazing show demonstrates the variety of painting styles of the Plein Air Painters. Painting every week we rarely get to see framed paintings that we have done. Enjoy the moment. The paintings will hang through July. Take down date is July 31, 2008.

May 7, Wednesday, Park Blocks Eugene, 8th and Oak St. We are down town all week to enjoy the Spring colors.

May 9, Friday, Downtown Eugene, Broadway and Willamette, Kesey and Kids statue will greet us.

May 10, Eugene Train Station on National Train Day, 5th and Willamette St.

May 14th, Wednesday, and May 17th, Saturday, Hendricks park and Pre Rock paintout, we can carpool to the rock because there are only two parking places near the rock where Prefontain died May 30th, 1972. Ask Rod Gillilan about Prefontain.

May 16th,Friday, Paintout at Renee Nelson's house, I got this note from Renee. Humberto Gonzalez will be in town and plans to paint with us. We can bring pot luck if you like. "my address is 2375 Wilson drive-- phone is 465-2158. directions are: west on 18th, left on City View, right on 23rd, left on wilson. My house is the third on the left. parking on the street, also in my driveway is fine. No need to ring the doorbell, go directly into the back yard through the gate to the right of the driveway. There is a covered patio with utility sink, and bathroom off the garage, I will have tea and coffee available on the back porch. There should be plenty of things blooming in the garden , if skies are clear a good view of the cascades. There is a undeveloped city park, three blocks from my home that might be of interest to some. Renee"

May 21st, Wednesday and May 24, Saturday, Urban Park Paintout - Amazon Park27th st. at Hilyard st. Eugene Oregon,Park at Amazon Community Center as far south as you can and walk up the hill to the Stonehenge like rocks. Views of Spencer’s Butte and Amazon bike path.

May 23rd, Friday, Baltzer's Nursery Paintout, 36011 Highwat 58, Pleasant Hill, Oregon,Nursery on in Pleasant Hill. Lots of plants inside and out.Nancy Baltzer 747-5604, take I-5 South then take exit 188A to merge onto OR-58/Willamette Hwy toward Klamath Falls/Oakridge. (4.7 miles from exit to Nursery).Not much parking so carpool if you can.

May 28th, 30th, and 31st, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Owens Rose Garden at the end of Jefferson St. at the Willamette River. The roses should be starting to show some color.

May 29th, Thursday, Paintout Schreiners Iris Gardens Salem Oregon

We have been invited to paint with the Portland Plein Air Painters at Schreiners Iris Gardens past Salem.
Let's meet at Campbell Center 2nd and High St. and carpool, at 9am. Bring a lunch. We should be back by 5pm.

Let me know if you want to car pool.
They have water, restrooms, picnic tables and acres of Iris.
Directions: North on I5, take exit to Brooks (should be easy for me to remember), cross over freeway to Hw 219,

left on 219 to Quinagy Road, left on Quinaby Road till you seed Iris' galore on your left.
If recent rains you might want to wear boots. It can get muddy.
map is at:
see you outside painting,


One of the daily reviews at the coast.

Plein Air

Plein Air
From our paintiout in July