Friday, July 2, 2010

New Show at Amato's Gallery

Merci, Mont Ste Michele is one of my eight new abstract paintings that will be featured in the upcoming show at Amato's Gallery in Beaverton. It was painted on a full sheet of Arches 300 lb. paper, and I used ink on watercolor to complete the imagery.

My goal for this piece was to follow the three basic elements of good design that John Salminen taught in his 2009 workshop in Cannon Beach - oblique, irregular and unpredictable. Did I succeed? I'm old enough to know that there will be an infinite number of answers to that question.

The show, Out and About, runs from July 16 through August 9, with an Artists' Reception on July 16, 6 to 9 p.m. Other featured artists are Linda Baker, Brenda Boylan, Chris Helton, and Joni Mitchell. Receptions at Amato's are always special - great local artwork along with wine tasting, berries, and mouth-watering chocolates!

Hope to see you there! Donna


  1. Donna,

    I this piece really appeals to me. I like the feeling that I'm looking through a keyhole. Interesting colors, too.


  2. Thanks Margaret. It was fun to paint and was very loosely based on a photo I took while climbing to the top of Mont St Michele. I changed the profile of the photo from vertical to horizontal and the painting took off from there. Saw your wonderful painting in the WSO catalog, Orchid Eruption - John Salminen would be proud.