"Saturday Market" 9x12" Pastel on sanded paper
Over the course of July, there have been an abundance of opportunities to Plein air paint in organized events. This past Saturday, I was at the Beaverton Farmers' Market painting for a group called Artists Against Hunger to raise money and awareness for the Oregon Food Bank. I painted this busy and very colorful piece of the bustling market. Now, if any of you know by now, I am not a figure painter. At least for now. But the market was filled with shoppers and the color was bright. This one has an orange underpainting...I like the colors, but an considering working a bit more on the figures. Who coined the phrase that an artist is never happy with their work?
For the week of July 25th till Aug 2nd, Mt. Tabor will be covered with artists...crawling like ants in the 102 degree heat looking for a scene to paint. Hopefully the heat won't deter us artists over the course of this event or cause any of us to get heat stroke. I am planning on going out one more time on Thursday to paint before the heat gets too thick, and on Sunday I will be demonstrating pastel from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Concluding the paint out participating artists are invited to hang their plein air pieces of this beautiful park in the provided tents. A portion of the sales from this weekend will benefit Mt Tabor Park. This one will be offered framed, in the tent provided by Muse Art & Design, for $350.