Visiting the Southwest

Scott DochertyArt News, Personal

I just returned from a short trip to New Mexico to look at art, paintings in particular. We visited galleries in Santa Fe,Taos and Albuquerque. I got a good intense dose of Southwest art. Art is BIG there. Landscapes featuring mountains, rock formations, indigenous people, horses, cattle, cowboys, cowgirls and ravens are favorite subjects, and sometimes whimsy. Abstract art, not …

Help When You Need It 

Scott DochertyArt News, Art Tips & Tricks, Personal

Many years ago, I was doing a job for the Clackamas County Library Headquaters in Oregon City.  As I was struggling on a ladder to do the exterior lettering, an older man stood watching me.  Why aren’t you using a pounce pattern?” He asked.  “What’s that?” I replied.  He explained that in a pounce pattern, you draw your design or lettering on …

Happy Holidays from Jenny Joyce and Carl Solomon!

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“Here Comes the Light” ©2020 JJoyce My Holiday greeting focusses on the re-emergence of the light. There is the light of the sun, but also a whole new feeling that we are finally coming back into the daylight after being quarantined in our homes, for almost a year. These are the feelings I worked to capture in this image. Thank …

Home Show Postponed

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Due to the coronavirus, we are postponing my home show scheduled for this Saturday, March 28.  The new date will be announced when this crisis has passed. Meanwhile, I hope everyone is taking precautions and staying healthy, and, dare I say it,  happy.  Let’s get through this together. Thanks all, Jenny

Edgefield Mural Restoration

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 On March 4 I varnished the Music Mural at Edgefield.    It  has been a rare and wonderful opportunity for me to repair, restore and enhance a mural I originally painted 25 years ago.  The damage created by the flooding water demanded restoration and repair.  But it also gave me the chance to improve on the original, incorporating portraits of …