Between Moments, 16x12"

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.

Buoy Dance, 18x12" Pastel on sanded paper


Blogger Donna T said...

My goodness, Brenda! How could anyone ever get tired of these island views? You put so much sensitivity into your work and I can tell how much you love being there. Gorgeous piece!

11/13/10, 11:53 AM  
Blogger loriann signori said...

Hi Brenda,
I will never get sick of Sauvie Island. Even though I do not know the place I can feel it through your intimate knowledge of it. I really think that painting what is near and dear often makes the stronger statement. Paint on!
PS Beautiful painting.

11/14/10, 6:20 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks you two! Your words are encouraging and I'm glad that the feeling comes through on your monitors! :)
Painting in the warmer areas has been on my mind because it's so wet and cold here in PDX! If I can just get through the wet 8 month season with just one great day I'll make every effort to get out on the Island for some more of that luscious beauty!

11/14/10, 8:11 PM  
Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

Beautiful Sauvie Island painting--I never get tired of Sauvie Island! I was happy to vote for your great boat painting--it should win!

11/15/10, 7:03 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Hey Celeste! Thanks for your huge vote of confidence, and vote. Did you see on the news that the search for Kyron Horton has been moved back over to Sauvie Island? I just hope that the search ends on a good note.

11/15/10, 8:48 AM  
Blogger Jala Pfaff said...

Very nice landscape.

12/6/10, 9:35 AM  

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