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.
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.
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 broderickgallery.com Overall exhibit dates February 5-March 7, 2009 Proceeds benefit Street Yoga (a Portland non-profit organization)