Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lynn Powers "One to Watch" by Watercolor Artist Magazine

Jake by Lynn Powers

Congratulations to Lynn Powers on her well
deserved recognition from Watercolor Artist 
Magazine (December Issue 2015)!
What a pleasure to watch what Lynn Powers
does when she creates a portrait.
You can enjoy her People gallery on her site

You have an opportunity to learn from Lynn.
In South Salem on March 7 - 10 she is teaching a
watercolor portrait workshop:

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Opening New Creative Pathways

This Series Opened New Creative Pathways

"Listening" to and trusting my intuition, as well as being open 
to new creative pathways were important lessons for me, 
as I created this series.

Opening creative pathways involved these and other observations 
that I consider major shifts, in how I am moving forward as an artist:

1. I now practice techniques to eliminate fear based thinking in 
    respect to my art ideas, art process and a "finished painting". 

2. I now practice being aware of how my expectations affect
    my creative process. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Nature's Intelligence Series

Nature's Intelligence 4
Acrylic and Collage
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis

Still having fun with leaf explorations.
Honing my design focus, I have challenged myself
to create paintings with a simple design shape,
while using a variety of leaf textures.

Nature's Intelligence 2

Title: Nature's Intelligence 2
Medium: Mixed Acrylic and Collage
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Size: 20 x 20 inches

This is the second of the leaf exploration paintings
and this painting and the one featured in September's
post were accepted at the Rental Sales Gallery /
Portland Art Museum, for their
Fall Show.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nature's Intelligence - Exploration

Detail: Nature's Intelligence 3 - Acrylic & Mixed Media
Artist - Linda Rothchild Ollis

Exploring the possibilities of printing leaves led
to this painting. Susan Greenbaum, taught me about
a collage paper that is incredibly thin.
It is called "Food Wrap" 12 x 12 inches and
available at Cash&Carry.
I enjoyed using it in this painting, which will
be at the Portland Art Museum, Rental Sales Gallery.
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 - 5-8 pm

Susan Greenbaum is an amazing collage and acrylic
artist who will be featured at Art Elements in Newberg,
Join me at her opening reception on
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015    5-7pm.
Enjoy her work at

Saturday, August 8, 2015

More First Thursday, Friends and Fun!

My wonderful neighbors Roy, Myra and Yvonne!

Thanks to my friends Dan and Patty for stopping by!

First Thursday, Family, Friends and Fun!

John Michael Ollis and Erin Grabowski helped me celebrate!

Liz Thoresen and Linda

Christopher B Mooney - Art of Trade Show

Congratulations Chris on being honored with Best 
of Show Award.
Chris B. Mooney is an artist I have admired
and had the pleasure of seeing at galley openings for
years. The three paintings he submitted for this show
are shown with Chris in the photo above.
Definitely worth seeing in person.

Art of Trade Show - Gallery 903

Linda Rothchild Ollis - Art of Trade Show 

What a delightful VIP Opening Reception on Aug. 5th!
The Port of Portland, in conjunction with Gallery 903,
offered a show that not only provides art about the
working waterfront, but also helps raise scholarship
money for deserving PCC students.

Great art, amazing food and even better with friends.
Chris Mooney, Linda, Steve Ollis, Jodie and David Martz