Happy July 4th!

I spent my day trying to catch up on the myriad painting deadlines that are bearing down on me with their relentless demands.

Lavender Festival (July 7-9)

i finalized the last details and tags for my paintings for the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival. Thursday afternoon I’ll trundle over to Newberg and drop those paintings off.

American Academy of Equine Art (due July 7)

A couple of weeks ago I took my ice-painting-started pieces “At Liberty” and “Modern Charger” to critique group. I’ve been working on the last details and today I (hopefully) finished them.

Equine Art 2017 (July 13-16)

I matted and framed the three pieces (Strategy Session, Chasing Dark, and First Turn) I will be sending up to Equine Art 2017 at Emerald Downs.I  need to check when those need to ship to be there for hanging.

Watercolor Society of Oregon (August 1)

While I was waiting for things to dry, I put a couple of Ruth Armitage‘s critiques of Scent of Season into reality.


I may be the only one who notices the changes, but they are there.

I’m not sure what other painting I will submit.

Englewood Forest Festival (August 12, 2017)

While waiting for various things to dry, I put the final touches on my small bird paintings for the Englewood Forest Festival. That’s more than a month out… I feel so prepared!