Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm Famous

On the cover:
Original oil painting and haiku by Maeona L. Urban, Scappoose, Ore.

Sunrise and sunset
From the first day to the last
Time everlasting

Monday, February 23, 2009

Transition Beaver Painting

"Transition Beaver"
8" x 24"
Acrylic on Canvas

Sold. What a nice word.
This transitional beaver is three in one. There is a beaver on the left facing a beaver on the right that joins with to be a beaver facing out in the middle. American Trails Gallery in Ashland, Oregon is where it was on display with other of my work. Always nice to think they have found a home and nice to get that check in the mail.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Have you ever looked at a piece of art and felt transported to a different state of being?
Stop by the Downtown Broderick Gallery to do just that:
get lost in the Art of Yoga.

Join us for an hour of yoga and let masterful paintings of Portland artists
inspire your creativity and potential as you start your day.
It can't get better than this!

February 24th & 26th / 8-9am
$12 donation

Call to register, or just drop in.
Yoga experience and attire not necessary.

*Donations and art sales benefit Street Yoga, a local non-profit
teaching yoga and wellness to homeless and at risk youth.

Downtown Broderick Gallery - 814 SW 1st Ave
503.222.1201 -

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Portrait of Kathy Allegri

"Paper Cut Out Kathy"
8" x 6"

Oil on Canvas
14" x 11"

This is my finished portrait of Kathy Allegri. The Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters teamed up two by two for a project. We each were to do a self portrait which I painted first for practicing my people skills and which I posted earlier. Then we were to do a portrait of our partner. Kathy has such beautiful skin color in real life and I must admit that I had to attempt many variations and I'm still not certain about what I have on canvas. I did the paper cut out from a few scraps I had in my studio so the values of the hair and skin tones are too close but it helped me to get an idea where the basics were. Kathy has such an engaging smile both in person and in the photos she sent me that I made both portraits, the one of myself and the one of her smiling, but I found teeth a challenge and have vowed that my next portrait subject will have to be happy with their mouth closed if I get to choose.
Kathy I enjoyed painting you and I learned some very nice things in our correspondence. See you in person soon I hope.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Accepted at Broderick Gallery

"Saturday Market"
Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

Oil on Board
10" x 8"

Accepted in the Broderick Gallery downtown Portland.
"Unexpected Beauty, Street Views"
Frist Thursday Reception, February 5, 2009 6-9pm
814 SW First Avenue, Portland, Or 97204 (503) 684-5511
Overall exhibit dates February 5-March 7, 2009
Proceeds benefit Street Yoga (a Portland non-profit organization)