7/22/09

Paint-Outs and Abouts...


"Sitting On Saturdays" 8.5x10.5" Pastel on sanded paper

Last Saturday, July 18th, I participated in The Hillsboro Paint-out that was hosted by the Glenn Viola Walters Art Center. It seemed to garner quite a crowd this year than last year, so I was told. Micheal Orwick, Gretha Lindwood, Patty McDermitt, Carrie Holst, Patty Gifford, Bev Kindley, and more were out to paint something fun as we registered and began to paint shortly after 9am. There were two categories in which to enter: Tableau vivants and Townscapes; the city's Saturday Market. Robert Gamblin was our judge and at 2pm we waited in the Walter's lobby for a small reception to cool ourselves off from the 90 degree weather. Gamblin selected pieces that represented the spirit of Hillsboro. I was awarded an Honorable Mention for this small and busy piece, "Sitting On Saturdays", for which I received a $25 gift cert for Art Media. Can you say..."art soooplies?"

This coming Saturday, July 25th, again I will be painting out with Artists Against Hunger, a fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank. We will be at the Beaverton's Farmers market painting our hearts out in the heat. Come stop by to see sweating or, uh, fainting artists as we catch the flavor of this popular market. Oh, and 30% of all art sales will benefit the organization from 8am till 2pm!

4 comments:

Carrie H. said...

I had such a good time with you in Hillsboro last Saturday while we were waiting for the jury to come in.
Your little pastel is sweet. They made good choice. Fruits and vegys next.
Carrie

B Boylan said...

Yeah for fruits! Uh, veggies too! This scene was so challenging for me being that it was filled with moving people.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,

I had to leave a couple of comments one being, wow! Your work is amazing and two, I love your blog and want to thank you for the time and effort you have put into it. I'm just starting out in pastels and will use some of your posts as lessons for myself (using a different image).

your work makes me get butterflies...wonderful

B Boylan said...

Hi Anonymous!
Thanks for your earnest comments. Even though I may not know you, your comments are deeply appreciated.
Wishing you luck on your pastel journey.

Brenda