"Boats Returning Home" by William Frederick Ritschel
Last week I took a visit to the Portland Art Museum to see the current show that is on loan from the Irvine Museum's fine collection of Californian Impressionists. Visiting the Museum is always like a breath of fresh air for an artist. This show teases the eyes, in a pleasant way of course! I'm sharing my favorites from the exhibit and unfortunately I didn't record the titles and artist's names. So if you know, then please share your comment. The piece above gave me and my accompaniment much to discuss. We had been warned a few times from the guard that we were just "too close" to the work for Museum comfort. Awe, I just want to drink them in!
"Inner Harbor" by Paul Starrett Sample
"Flowers Under the Oaks" by Granville Redmond
"Verdugo Canyon" by Hanson Duvall Puthuff
To help celebrate the PAM's summer special exhibition of the California Impressionists, I will be participating along with fifty selected artists in the Oregon Invitational Plein Air Event. On Saturday, August 4th, the Museum will turn it's front yard ~ the South Park Blocks ~ into one long outdoor studio. On Sunday the 5th, the artists will return to the Museum's courtyard to exhibit and sell selected works. If you are in the area, stop by and see the exhibit firsthand in the Museum and then drop by and say hello to some current day plein air artists!