Californian Impressionists Visit the PAM

"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!

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Blogger Kim Vanlandingham said...

I love museums! Glad you didn't get kicked out for "getting too close"!

7/24/12, 7:26 PM  
Blogger Carolyn Jean Thompson said...

Hi Brenda! I found most of them:
1. William Frederick Ritschel "Boats Returning Home"
2. I don't know
3. Paul Starrett Sample "Inner Harbor"
4. Granville Redmond "Flowers Under the Oaks"
5. Hanson Duvall Puthuff "Verdugo Canyon"
Did Irvine Museum have a book with their traveling show for sale? Usually they do - for 20-30 dollars - I love my book of a previous show. I look at it over and over and over.

7/25/12, 7:29 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks bunches Carolyn!
I'll put the info up along with each piece for others to enjoy.
Smiles, B

7/26/12, 1:58 PM  
Blogger Nancy Goldman said...

I always get yelled at by the guards at museums for getting too close also. Don't they understand the need to become one with the painting?

I live very close to the Irvine Museum and it is my favorite. They change the exhibit 4 times a year and I make sure I see every one. I've been told that Joan Irvine collected over 2000 California Impressionist paintings so I think it will be a long time before I start seeing the same paintings again. I'm glad you were able to see some of the beauties.

8/8/12, 7:58 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

One with the painting? Yeah, that's right!
I was so nervous after being reprimanded that I kept my hands behind my back and stood 3 feet away for the rest of my tour.
Lucky you for living so close to that museum, a treat indeedie do.

8/8/12, 9:44 PM  
Blogger Diana Moses Botkin said...

Hands behind the back is always a good stance. That way, guards can easily see you are not touching the painting. Magnifying reading glasses are helpful too, especially when lighting is less than idea for seeing up close for those of us whose close vision is going (going... gone).

I loved this show, which I made an effort to see before it closed, as I was not far away at the Hood River paint out. And doggone it, I neglected to write down names, simply using my limited time there to look and absorb.

Does anyone know if there is a catalog of the show? I didn't have time to visit the museum gift shop to find out.

9/13/12, 3:16 PM  

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