Art and Pastels and Father’s Day weekend

It’s a beautiful weekend thus far in Wallyworld…I am waiting to visit with Raphael when she comes to pick up some new pieces for her walls in her restaurant in Pendleton. If there is an opportunity for a wonderful evening meal on a journey to/thru Pendleton….Raphael’s is a must. Chef Rob does an all star menu and lots of good things. They are on 4th St, just off Court. Rob does a lot of dishes with huckleberries including Huckleberry martinis and daquiries…Raphael is, and has been a long time volunteer and support of the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts. Anyway, Raphael hangs my art along with some fabulous Native American contemporary artists – one being James Lavadour…The restaurant is in the old Raley house and it is a treat to just go there to see what the Hoffman’s have done with the property…wonderfully rich painted walls, fireplaces, large dining spaces, small dining spaces, quaint bar area with lots of personality…all wonderfully appointed with both their collection of art and art for sale. Check out her web site and be sure to have dinner there sometime…you will be pleased you did!
So Raphael took some larger pieces…and they will look good in her business. There’s A Place, The Walla Walla at Pepper Bridge, a small Bennington Trail and 3 from plein aire painting in the Joseph area – one was a juror’s win for the plein aire event last year…”Oregon Water”
The rest of the day I am devoting to the love of my life, celebrating Father’s day weekend…No list of chores for Les this weekend, just doing what he wants to do…I bet there is fishing involved…some drives in the country for sure…

About bonnie griffith

I am a landscape artist who works in pastels, oils and acrylics. My work focuses on representational studies of the western US. I am basically self taught with lots of workshops and studies with several landscape artists such as Bruce Haughey and Clark Elster. I live in southwestern Idaho, am a native Montanan with a strong connection to the land. I spend as much time as I can in MT painting as well other parts of the northwest. I appreciate getting out in the field and working plein air because there is nothing like completing a painting in the true light of day and visually not being compromised by the use of a photo. In my work, my goal is to produce a piece of work that draws the viewer into the painting and challenges them to explore the scene; get a sense of the time of day, the temperature, the light or lack of. If I have gotten that viewer to step out of their reality and into that painting and enjoy it, then my work was accomplished as I wished. View all posts by bonnie griffith

3 responses to “Art and Pastels and Father’s Day weekend

  • The Idaho Beauty

    Bonnie, I'm very impressed with that quick draw painting. Just posted "our" portion of my travelogue on my blog. Must say that chocolate you gave me had me thumping my foot and rolling my eyes it was so good. vbg In fact, it was so rich, I ate it over two days! Thanks so much. As for the fabric postcard, er, don't hold your breath…I have yet to unpack and do anything in the studio. The one downside of a long vacation – takes me forever to get back to normal life.Sheila


  • B Zahn Griffith

    I get it…I have these "to do piles" and things I have been meaning to get done all around me!Getting ready for my yard/art sale this weekend.I enjoyed the lunch we had at Merchants and the time to visit. Sometime youi need to meet my friend M'Lisse Moerk…a quilter and artist…she does wonderful things with found objects, gourds, paper, fabric, etc.keep blogging! B


  • The Idaho Beauty

    It's a deal…next time I'm down your way, expand my circle of artistic acquaintances!


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