Not far from where I live in the valley, there is abundance of Christmas tree farms. Many are nestled in the hills with beautiful views where ever you look. The smell of the trees is memorable, but the quiet is what always grabs me. That all changes as Thanksgiving approaches of course, & right up to Christmas Day. Then they will go back to being peacefully unnoticed...until next year. A great place for a walk. :)
Well it's starting to feel more like Fall in Oregon & the squirrels are out scrambling up & around the trees for nuts. Crazy little creatures that are one of my favorites to draw. More of them to come. :)
For those of you that live in the Portland area, I thought I'd let you know that I'm now displaying & selling some of my artwork at Perks of Art on Main Street in Hillsboro. Perks is a great little shop that offers all kinds of original work by some really talented local artists. Paintings, pottery, jewelry, greeting cards...lots to look at. I have a few of my prints there, along with greeting cards, stickers & maybe a few other things soon too. Corner of 4th & Main...check them out!
I added a new print to the store yesterday. "Portland Rocks" kind of depicts a some of the typical happenings here in the "Rose City"& this corner of the US. I created this illustration for a local magazine article recently, & thought I'd go ahead with a print too. Very colorful & have one hanging in my studio, as well. Only one size right now, but I may offer smaller prints in the near future. This was a fun project. Hope you'll enjoy this one. :)
Living only about an hour from the Oregon coast, I've spent a lot of time driving the coastline on HWY 101 & other roads. I never get tired of its beauty & lighthouses. Many times I had the dog along for the ride..she never seemed to mind. Always inspiring. I think I'll make a print of this one, & make it available in the shoppe sometime soon. :)