A trip to Portland, Oregon.
with a day outing to Cannon Beach.
Surely one of the most
beautiful beaches anywhere.
Four days after my second cataract surgery
I flew to Portland for a week.
A wonderful and much-needed visit
to see dear friends.
The sketches are from a previous trip...
one, where my eyes were not blurry from
all the drops I needed to put in!!
I painted from the balcony of the
so I could capture the
different atmospheric moods.
monolith rock formation.
I was thrilled to meet two
First, on the trip to Cannon Beach
Lauren Nelson was kind enough
to drive up and meet me
and my friend, Jan, for brunch.
She is as delightful, warm and fun as
the person I know from the years
following her blog.
(We share a love and respect for animal life.)
A marvelous hour or so was spent in the
Dragonfly Gallery, sharing what we
liked and why...she is smart!
It was stimulating.
Thank you, Lauren, for making the time
to meet me. It will be a treasured memory.
Link to Lauren's blog HERE
A couple of days later I had the
pleasure of a studio visit with
I have followed for many years.
What a guy!
Knowledgeable, articulate, generous and fun!
Patiently, he allowed me and my friend, Jan,
to pour over his inspiring work,
answering questions and sharing painting
info. I felt like I was in heaven!
Jan and I left both carrying treasured
pieces of art.
Thank you, Randall, for the wonderful visit.
Link to Randall and I recommend his blog