August 24 Eugene Oregon

I set a Goal for myself at the Eugene Paint Out on Saturday 8/22 to paint larger than I usually do. I completed (2) 12 x 16 inch Plein Air paintings on Saturday. Usually I do 9 x 12 inch paintings in 2 or 3 hours.

The competition allowed us to start painting at 8am and by 4pm turn in 2 completed and framed paintings. I made it with a half hour to spare! Although I didn’t get any recognition from the juror this time, I did receive many compliments on my paintings and feel good that I produced 2 quality paintings. Paintings will be on display and for sale at the Hult Center in Eugene from 8/25 to 9/2.

Eugene Paint Out 2015
Eugene Paint Out 2015


Published by Al Shamble

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I have a minor in Visual Arts from UCSD where I received my BA in Biology. I am inspired by Nature and love hiking in California's Sierra Nevada and diving beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean. I enjoy the interplay of painting Plein Air, being an outdoor photographer, and creating paintings in the studio.

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  1. Interested to see these in person. The bridge is filled with happy light, almost etherial. The emptiness of the railroad track pulls us into the unknown. Bravo!