Between Moments, 16x12", Pastel on sanded paper
Yet another piece from my favorite place to paint...yes...it's Sauvie Island...again. Are you sick of it yet? Really, I do need to get out of Portland and paint some other terrain. I've been thinking a lot about this and been pretty itchy to go beyond my local area. So I've been researching some of the west coast plein air events. Sonoma, Laguna (yeah, right, it's an invitational), Los Gatos, Whidby Island, San Luis Obispo (where I went to school) and yes, Hood River. All very good, but as a mom with two kids it gets pretty tricky to balance all that out. Well, I guess Sauvie Island is still a beautiful location. "Between Moments",
painted earlier in October on the outer area on SW Sauvie Island Road.
So, I've been surfing the net a ton this week. Sorry empty easel, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. And through reading a few blogs of artist's I highly admire, I stumbled upon an online art competition, Canvoo, that seems to attract a number of high profile artists. So, I too, entered into the fray. That's not to say I'm a high profile arteeest yet, but hey, a little self-promo never hurts, huh?
So, here's the scoop. Canvoo is an online art contest where the "like" votes on your Facebook page and online visitors to Canvoo get you to the top for the final judging. As of this post, my entry is near the top, but who's to say that they all came from my Facebook Fan Page, huh? Anyone can vote, anyone can vote on more than one piece. Make your choice here!
Here is my entry on the Canvoo Art Competition, Buoy Dance. We'll see what comes of it.