Despite a heatwave that drove down attendance, I was very happy to have sold the single piece I entered in the Open Show at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts this year. I chose this floral subject because of its vibrancy and the stark contrast between the intense yellow petals and the dark wet leaves.
I switched from watercolor to oil this past year and was able to complete this painting Yellow Rhododendron just in time for the show. I am now focused on producing paintings for an upcoming art exhibit and a small show this fall. It will be a challenge, because I am still getting used to working in this new medium, but I am enjoying it immensely.