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Plein Air Painter of Eugene-Springfield February 2010 Paintout Calender

Spring is near. Bulbs are coming up and there have been several 60s days already. Here is the calender for February.

January 30, Saturday, Pick up "Plein Air Art About Agriculture" paintings at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. Springfield. The EAC is open 11am to 4pm. If you cannot pickup your painting please let me or Guy Weese at EAC know. This really is a nice show. Thank you all for bringing paintings.

Jan 30, from 10-4:00,Open Farm at the Alpaka Breeders. The farms are all over the area. Ann Deckendorf sent us this map of their locations. I'm sure some would enjoy plein air painters, too, http://alpacabreedersconnection.com/Alpaca_Breeders_Connection_Farms.html

February 3, 5, and 6, Wed. Fri. and Saturday. Mt. Pisgah winter paintout. I scheduled 3 days to increase our chances of a couple of nice days. East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 under RR then left on Seavey Loop Road all the way to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on the right. Water, restrooms, great views along the river. Cover in the open air barn. Lots of water in the creeks and the Willamette this time of year.

February 10, Wednesday, Owens Rose Garden Cherry Tree Paintout. North on Jefferson till it dead ends in the parking lot. We can paint the cherry tree without the pesky leaves in the way. Restrooms are open in the winter and some cover at the gazebo.

02/12/2010 9:30-12:30 February Atelier Workshop ( rain or shine) Bets Cole's Studio 89477 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, Oregon Please RSVP 541-935-3505 Cost is $35. letterlines@earthlink.net Value and Color are the topics for the New Year. We will be discussing the relationship between the two in this intensive February 12th 3-hour atelier. We will explore how a painter determines value and might use this knowlege to create movement, emphasis and direction in a painting. Everyone welcome. Bring your paints and the rest of your painting supplies-don't forget a payne's grey or black and a burnt sienna and paper to both draw and paint on. Bets' artwork can be seen at http://betscole.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/betscole/

Feb. 12 Friday 1-4pm Paintout for everyone who can not attend Bets' Atelier. Afternoon paintout will be at Bets' place, 89477 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, Oregon.

Feb 13, Saturday, 2-4pm Brooke Bocherding demo at Duck Store at 13th and Kincaide St. in the basement. Brooke will demo her oil painting using her pointillism technique. http://uoduckstore.com/creativeduck/events/studios.cfm

Feb. 17, Wednesday, EWEB Plaza Paintout. Ferry St. at 4th St. Great river views without the leaves in the way. Good tree shapes too. Restrooms inside EWEB. Look for parking spaces marked "visitor".

Feb. 19, Friday, DeFazio Bridge Paintout. You can park in Alton Baker near restrooms or at EWEB and walk to DeFazio Bridge. Good views of the river on the bridge and cover under the bridge, or you paint the bridge itself.

Feb. 20 Saturday. 2-4pm. Brooks' demo at the Duck Store, 13th and Kincaide St. I title this demo "Painting Recovery Act" as I will paint over an old painting. Wish me luck. This is downstairs in the basement. Not exactly plein air.

Feb. 24, Wednesday. Hayward Field Paintout. Classic lines of Hayward Field keep calling to us. 15th at Agate St. The gate on Agate is usually open. Restrooms under the stadium and cover in the stands. However, the best views are out in the open. Good luck.

Feb 26 and 27th, Friday and Saturday. Island park winter paintout. West on B st. till it dead ends in the parking lot of Island Park. Good winter views of the Willamette and Springfield Bridge without those pesky leaves getting in the way. Restrooms in the Willamalane Center next to the park and cover under the pavilions.

March 3, Wednesday. Hendricks Park early spring paintout. South on Walnut from Franklin Ave. Right on Fairview for a couple of blocks then left on Summit Ave. Left at the T and then left again to the Rhody Garden. There is a shelter at the T in the road and restrooms in the Rhody garden. Early blooms and few leaves to block the view.

See you all outside painting,


One of the daily reviews at the coast.

Plein Air

Plein Air
From our paintiout in July