Sunday, January 12, 2014

The People of Peoples Art

There is a very cool show coming up; one that honors the people who make Peoples Art of Portland Gallery happen. I am honored to be considered one of them.

Bridge City Night, Oil on Canvas, 6" x 8" (11"x 13" w/frame), Quin J. Sweetman
Bridge City Night is one of the many paintings I created from life, not a photo. It's a bit "messy" because it was painted quickly, at night with very little light on my palette. I chose to let it remain this way as a bit of a journal entry. Take it or leave it; it has life and represents a fun evening painting from the St. Johns bridge in my neighborhood. Ordinarily, one would not be able to paint on this bridge as it sways quite a bit with the heavy trucks and traffic, but on this night, the bridge was closed for maintainance and we took full advantage of it. Four other painters joined me and in addition to painting, there was wine, snacks and even cartwheeling! Perhaps this painting should be called Good Times.

See this painting and others at:  Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
                                                  January 18 - February 9
                                                  Downtown in Pioneer Place Mall (3rd Floor)
                                                  Reception, Sat. Jan. 18, 5-9 p.m.