Seven Blades at Sunset
When I haven’t painted in a while and there’s nothing ‘easy’ to pick up where I left off, I will often grab a piece of paper and just start painting with little or no planning (I tend to get mired in the planning). It usually starts the creativity and voila, I’m back. I’ve painted blades of grass with a sunset and ocean behind it before. In this case, as I worked backwards from painting to planning, it dawned on me it would be challenging to limit the blades of grass to the number of seven. I wanted to see if I could make it work.
Original Framed Watercolor 20″ x 24.5″ $1,500. – image 10.5″ x 15″
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Exhibition: May 4 – June 19
Deborah DeWit “Thresholds & Reflections”
Saturday, May 5th, 5:00 – 7:00pm
during Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
White Bird Gallery
251 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR
For her new exhibition, Deborah DeWit continues to consider the human experience and moments in time through natural and figurative subjects rendered in luminous oil paintings. This new body of work juxtaposes interior and exterior environments, using real world imagery to create narratives that reflect the mind body relationship and how our experiences in the natural world shape the way we think. Architectural elements like windows & thresholds explore these connections between inner and outer realities both physically and philosophically. DeWit’s metaphoric compositions include depictions of people in the local community and what they do in the day-to-day as well as scenes conglomerated from her home-studio-property. As the artist states:
“This group of paintings reflects my ideas on the subject of how our senses interact with nature to feed our imagination and our intellect, and how we cross thresholds from the real world to the meaning of things.”
Deborah DeWit is a well-known artist residing on Oregon’s North Coast. Her mature painting style has developed over the course of her lengthy career, which began as a photographer in late 1970’s. DeWit now has several books published on her work, highlighting overarching themes in photography, writing, oil painting and pastels. DeWit’s artwork expresses autobiographical subjects to create symbolic imagery through the interplay of indoor and outdoor environments to elevate her sensitive and thought-provoking compositions into a realm where real and imagined space meet.
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Art News 2017 Public Choice Winner Hazel Schlesinger will be the featured artist for 2018 Plein Air & More at Northwest By Northwest Gallery 232 N Spruce . downtown across from the City Park & Chamber Center. 503 436 0741.
Hazel Schlesinger “At the Rock” Oil on Canvas . Courtesy Northwest By Northwest Gallery
2017 Plein Air & More Public Choice Vote Winner returns for this years outdoor Art event.
Hazel grew up in Cannon Beach. Haz as she is called by friends, shares her enthusiasm for life and the
natural world. Her paintings range from traditional to abstractions of oceanscapes.
Her oil paintings are seen around the world in Movies, TV Series & commercials.
Haz paintings have been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Cannon Beach Magazine & a wine label.
She also loves attending the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, held the first weekend in November.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
503 436 0741
Oak Jubilee, Oregon copyright Christopher Burkett
Christopher Burkett, Oregon’s Master of Fine Art Film Pho tography, featured artist for the PBS NewsHour will join usfor the Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 2 & 3 2018.
Also attending Stormy Weather Georgia Gerber, renowned Public Sculptor & Bronze Artist. NW By NW GALLERY presents a collectors selection including new works: Tufted Puffins, Standing Otter (shown here in clay) & Sitting Fox & Black Bear.
Her Sculpture in Public Places includes Rachel the Pike Place Pig for Seattle’s Pike Place Market.
Contemporary Sculptor Ivan McLean’s “Red Sphere” is a landmark for our Sculpture Garden located across from the City Park & Info Center. McLean’s projects include Nike, Nines Hotel /Glass Bronze, World Trade Center.
Bronze Sculptor Ann Fleming creates Narrative & Figurative Sculpture . Her “Midori” Sculpture is a Public Sculpture. Her new works include “In the Wind” & “Sea Sault”.
Angelita Surmon creates kiln formed glass & acrylic paintings that celebrate the natural movement of light in the natural world and the rhythm of the wind. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum.
Hazel Schlesinger , Oil Painter Public Choice Vote Winner will join us for Plein Air & More June 22 & 23. Her paintings can be see seen around the world in TV Series, Movies & international commercials.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach Oregon
503 436 0741
With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, the Savor Cannon Beach festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events March 7-10, 2019, in one of the Pacific Northwests most beautiful vacation destinations. Festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while restaurants, galleries and shops add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events. The festival kicks off with the Thursday Night Throwdown, where participants taste twelve select wines including two of each varietal, one from Oregon and one from Washington, then vote on their favorites to determine which state reigns supreme. Other events include the Battle of the Blends featuring four red and four white wine blends from the Northwest. The evening also includes the Battle of Bites, showcasing appetizers by local chefs who compete for Best Bite. Saturday of the festival is the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk featuring approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. Many Cannon Beach businesses also participate in a Tasting Tour featuring free or low cost tastings ranging from chocolates and olive oils to specialty salts