Congratulations to our artists for the recent sale of their artwork!! Landscape painting by Michael Orwick, pit-fired ceramic by Linda Workman-Morelli, Acrylic painting by Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Red Sphere sculpture by Ivan McLean.
💋🌈🦄Workin in the Stu,
I’ll be here this Sat live painting and workin in the gallery. Last day in town & went way too fast, but Im happy with what I am leaving behind during my 2 week residency. Who is feeling a major shift after the eclipse? Like a dam burst! Last weekend at Azul’s Art party, I made a pretty crappy live painting piece~ or at least it was far from what I was striving for. Finally here I was with free time and space & I was stalling out. Some artist-self worth issues still lurking like an art school critique nightmares kept popping up. Generally I go to where my attention does, but time is of the essence-and so I sat my ass down and worked through some pretty stiff painting till it started to flow...also cast a little love spell to the earth and the energy is coming back 10 fold. Getting lost in something is a good sign. Forcing it is the worst. It can be a matter of shifting direction to open that visionary channel. Lately my palette is everything prism~super arco iris galaxy blasters. This one needs a name~whatya think? 🦊🎨🦋
It is Lavender season! Be sure to check out the Lavender Festival here in Newberg at the Chehalem Cultural Center this weekend!
First painting by Don Bishop. Other works by Jackie McCartin, Linda Hayes, Kelly Howard, Jane Aukshunas, Linda Workman-Morelli, Dave Hanson, Romona Youngquist, Cindy Hoskisson, and Susan Greenbaum.
‘There are many origins on how this day became so spooky and popular. I choose to put my energy into the belief that this day was celebratory of divine feminine power prior to the development of our patriarchal society. Friday is a day ruled by Venus and her feminine powers of love, beauty, and sensuality. The number 13 has always been sacred to woman, for there are 13 moon cycles in a given year and a woman’s menstrual cycle was seen as a gift of feminine power and wisdom. As feminine energy is present in all people, those who worshipped the cycles of nature, often magical practitioners, would celebrate Friday the 13th as a natural day of power. With the rise of the patriarchal society, views shifted- magical practitioners were demonized and woman were made to feel ashamed of their bodies natural bleeding, hence, any celebratory day of nature or woman was also demonized. Flash forward to centuries of demonization to our present day where Friday the 13th is seen as one of ill omen and danger, when actually it is a day of lunar potency, good fortune, and feminine power! As fun as it is to make any day more ‘spooky’, I choose to celebrate this day in a positive way. However you choose to celebrate (or not celebrate), I wish you good fortune and a beautiful day!’ - @poisonappleprintshop Thank you so much for these wise and powerful words today!! Everyone check out the beautiful art being made by this rad woman!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤
Two coats of waterfall brown on this guy. The glaze at the studio was mixed a little thin. When that happens, the first thing to do is check to make sure it is stirred up completely. Then with thin glazes you can either dip a little longer or dip, allow the glaze to dry and then dip again to add a second coat.
Solar Eclipse inspired by my fascination with the moon. 20x20 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. One of my all time favorite paintings the sky sparkles as the moon erases the light and creates a magical moment.