Posted February 19, 2018
Last summer I had a blast teaching a workshop to fourteen Corvallis artists. The total eclipse was the next big event, and we loved hosting family and friends, and viewing "totality!" Also, I was spotlighted painting at Smith Rock by Bend's KTVZ Channel 21 news (although the news crew were really looking for rattlesnakes, not artists!)
In the fall I was honored to be accompanied by my husband, Andy, for the AIS 18th Juried Show in Park City, Utah. My brother, Steve, and his wife, Joan, met us there and we greatly enjoyed the show, paint-outs and other events, as well as the beauty of Utah in Autumn!
Posted June 12, 2017
We made it through the whitest winter in Central Oregon in a half-century and I loved it! I painted snow on the trees, rooftops and fields. I have never lived in the snow before, so it was a thrill to crunch through deep drifts for three months straight! (The local ranchers weren't as thrilled.) This spring we have loved our grandson- time in the painted hills and at our home. In April we were able to meet most of our kids at the family ranch. Now I am trying to paint the last of spring before it is officially summer.
I am beyond thankful!
Posted December 19, 2016
In June I showed for my first time at Clearwater Gallery, in Sisters, one of my favorite northwest galleries. I also painted sunflowers and zinnias grown in my own garden. My family enjoyed home-grown tomatoes, and yellow crookneck, so our first growing season here in Central Oregon was not wasted!
Spring, summer, and fall I painted oils outdoors, and I also worked on revamping my new studio.
I recently completed plastering, trimming and painting it. The transformation process has been a bit consuming, but it is now bright and beautiful. What a blessing. I have also been enjoying getting to know so many wonderful people at Powell Butte Christian Church, which has been another joy. -Merry Christmas!
Posted February 16, 2016
A few more pics from 2015 I want to remember. Showing paintings with friends, hiking Misery Ridge at Smith Rock with the family, and more. I am loving making new friends on the East side of the Cascades, but I treasure the old!
Posted January 17 2016
This year involved lots of painting and several shows, but it also meant many changes on a personal level for me. My year started with a stay in the hospital to treat Guillain-Barré. I am thankful for my husband, doctors and friends taking such good care of me, and that the Lord has allowed full recovery.
I made four trips to California (a ranch visit, painting competitions, my son John's graduation, and a Price family reunion.) In the summer we sold our Corvallis home of fourteen years, and lived with friends for a few months before finding a sweet spot - a new home with a great art studio in Prineville.
Following our big move over the Cascades we were very grateful to be "home for the holidays."
Looking out my hospital window adorned with snowflakes made by my daughter, and flowers sent by friends. Look for hidden things in the reflection.
Posted January 12, 2015
My mom would always say, "I am not a singer" but she sang praises to God to her last breath. Mom suffered with Alzheimers and blindness, yet she found ways to make us laugh and be thankful every day. She lived with us the last three years. With her passing on November 22, 2014 our children said 'goodbye' to their last grandparent. We will miss my beautiful mother, Mary Beth (Gillette) Price, but we look forward to seeing her in her new body when our Lord takes us to be together with Him.
Posted October 11, 2014
I have been painting in the wetlands near our house. The other evening I was out painting and Andy came jogging by. The moon came up and Andy held my cell phone light up so I could finish my quick little painting. These are just a few of the quick sketches I painted recently in the wetlands.
Posted Sept. 14, 2014
In July I competed in the Yaquina River Museum of Art's Plein Air Show in Toledo, Oregon and won the First Place prize.
Yesterday I was honored to have my two paintings juried into the Umpqua Plain Air Painting Show by president of the Plein Air Painters of America, Gil Dellinger.
Posted August 6, 2014
I spent much of July painting in lavender farms for the Lavender Festival plein air competition, and near the coast for the Yaquina River Watershed plein air competition.
Next weekend join me for the Paris in the Park Blocks plein air paint-out and sale of art at the Portland Art Museum! (see "Events")
Posted April 13, 2014
Thank you, Steve and Joan for sharing your inspiring home with the beautiful view of the bay. It was so good to be in Santa Barbara resting, and dreaming, and painting (and spoon-feeding your cat, and running on the beach.) What a joyful and rejuvenating week!!!
Posted March 17, 2014
This lemon cake is the last birthday cake that my daughter, Caroline was ever able to bake for her grandmother, Lulu.
Sunday, March 9 Andy's mother went to her sweet and glorious reward.
I thank God with my whole heart for Margaret Lou Gantt Buchanan.
Our family is headed down to Southern California to celebrate a life well lived.
Paris in the Park Blocks
Plein Air Paint-Out Invitation at the Portland Art Museum
July 11-13, 2014
old panelling, seams and ceiling