Summer Lake, 14x11

"Summer Lake" 14x11, Oil

The summer greens in Oregon have folded into shades of orange, soft rust, and bright yellow.  Fall is present in the Northwest, but so is the rain.  That means it's time to put away the sandals and strap on those boots. Here is the last piece I painted just before the rainy season began and it was a very blustery day.  The wind swept my roll of paper towels and ran with it, creating a trail that wove it's way into the lake below, causing me to pack up my easel prematurely.  This location is a pedestrian park in development called Summer Lake.  I discovered it late this past summer and have found it to be a great painting spot for those days when I have a small window of time.

Oh yes, a news flash! 

A few days ago, I received an invitation by Steve Doherty of Plein Air Magazine to be one of the participating artists in the field at the Plein Air Convention held in Monterey, CA.  I'm thrilled and truly humbled to be given this opportunity to share my joy of painting with a larger audience. Last year's Convention was incredible and I will never forget the feeling of being surrounded by so much talent, inspiration and new friends. If you attend the convention in April of 2013, please be sure to stop by and say "Hi" because I'd love to meet my blogging friends. Thank you to Steve Doherty!

Pastel Punch! Workshop Registration is open.

I am now taking registrations for my February 2013 workshop. Attendance will be limited to 10 artists for close, individual attention. I don't offer this workshop very often, but when I do, I make sure we have fun. Make your artistic goals a reality with a workshop packed full of information and experimentation.  Perhaps it's time you consider a workshop for a Christmas or Hannukah gift.

Pastel Punch! Workshop
Sequoia Gallery
Hillsboro, OR
February 8-10, 2013
9:00-4:00 pm daily

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Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

Beautiful painting...(love those reflections) and congratulations on being chosen for the Plein Air Convention field painters...wow! High Five!!

10/21/12, 11:04 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Celeste, I too like this one piece...and yes, I am humbled that I was considered. Hope our weather gives us a sun break so we can get out again before the leaves all drop from the trees.

10/22/12, 10:50 AM  
Blogger Kim Vanlandingham said...

Congrats on the plein air convention!

10/25/12, 6:01 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Kimberly!

10/28/12, 2:36 PM  
Blogger loriann signori said...

A big congrats on your invitation...what a well deserved honor!

11/1/12, 6:56 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Loriann, I'm wishing you could make it out to Monterey for the convention this time around as well as many other online friends. That way a name is matched with a voice and smile!

11/1/12, 7:15 PM  

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