Carolyn Marcpherson with a work in progress, watercolor on Yupo, Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.

 

“I have worked my way through many trends, painting styles, and media because I am a restless person. Never satisfied with status quo, I love experimentation and teaching, which I find keeps my mind open to different ways of viewing the world.”  — Carolyn Macpherson

Q: What is  YUPO®  paper, you ask?

A: Yupo is a compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers.  Watercolor professionals have found Yupo to be receptive to a variety of aqueous techniques.  Yupo is pH-neutral, flawlessly smooth, and recyclable. Painting on  Yupo is different from regular watercolor or drawing paper; it is a very exciting substrate for more advanced and experimental artists.  It is a space age machine-made material made from birch paper bark.

 

Inspired by a ninth grade teacher, Carolyn Macpherson has been painting in various media ever since. As a self-taught oil painter, she readily sold her art, but wished for the training that would give her more confidence. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark, she was hired by the local community college to teach evening art classes.  She was also active in the Washington State Arts Commission and directed the SW Washington Arts Festival.

 

Thanks to an accident created by her cat spilling pre-mixed watercolors on her paper, she adopted a highly concentrated style of painting where the rich dark backgrounds of still life and florals popped off the paper. Workshops featuring this dynamic technique became a regular part of her teaching schedule. Numerous awards and accolades followed, including publications in the American Artist magazine and the book, “How Did You Paint That?”

 

Carolyn served as an interpretive host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, setting up her easel and using art to explain the region’s geology. She was commissioned to illustrate all of the interpretative displays at the Visitor’s Center, as well as the signage for the park’s hiking trails and botanical gardens.

 

 

 

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during the March 2 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Faiwweather’s.

 

Indeed, Carolyn Macpherson painted several works of art during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s on March 2.

 

Carolyn Macpherson  offered an artist talk about painting with yupo (birch bark paper) during the opening reception of ‘March’, an exhibition on display at Fairweather’s through March 28.

 

Save the date and time.

NEXT Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode by Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor on yupo paper demonstration is April 6, 5-7:pm at Fairweather’s. 

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is free and open to the public.

Art Walk is  about seeing art in the galleries and businesses located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the historic district of downtown Seaside.

Visitors meet artists, snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view painting demonstrations, listen to artists talks and enjoy live performances in music.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

For more info about the Art Walk events, please visit www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

 

Q: What is a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode, you ask?

A: Fariweather House and Gallery has had the privilege to offer painting demonstrations, titled Painting Seaside LIVE ™ during most of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks. Resident artists have been very generous, as it is a compliment to be asked, and they always immediately respond with an enthusiastic, “yes” when asked to perform a painting episode.

 

“Painting is a passion. The Painting Seaside LIVE ™ process gives the artists the chance to share this passion with the onlookers. Artists enjoy the opportunity being authentic in what they are experiencing. Surely, the LIVE episodes, sponsored by Fairweather House and Gallery, are, truly, one of the ways that artists “live the process” and help patrons grow to appreciate art, as well.” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

To read more about the gallery and view the artist’s work , please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Grace note from the artist, as told by a friend..

“After she picked herself up off the floor in wonder, Carolyn said she is honored and so appreciative of the blog article!  Loved it!  Carolyn is excited about the Art Walk Saturday.”  Kathy Rohrer

 

“Joy Of Spring”, 12 x 12  watercolor on textured gesso canvas.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“We can feel the exuberant energy of growth in the fresh textures and colors enveloping us in spring.”

 

“Reaching For The Light”, 10 x 8 watercolor on gessoed board.

Painted on site. Crystal  Springs garden.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“Flowers stretch for their place in the sun, for the best light and air, as all of us do.”

 

 

“Waiting For Spring” , 8 x10  watercolor and acrylic on gessoed board.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“Cool colors and bare branches suggest winter, but the warm earth hints at changing weather. The egret waits and makes the best of the present.”

 

Bev Drew Kindley

Artist Statement:

Happiness is being outdoors absorbing nature– watching, waiting, sensing, and beginning to notice the poetry of the flow of shapes and colors, the grand design.  Next best are my many reminders and memories of the beauty seen and felt.  A strong wish to share observations leads to ideas, sketches, and choices. 

Sometimes I may feel watercolor best expresses the mood with its depth of color and independent ways of spontaneously creating shapes and textures suggesting nature.  

I have learned to “Let IT do IT”, meaning to allow and appreciate the ways of water with pigment while gently modifying to strengthen the emerging theme.  Watercolor on gesso-primed board or canvas gives more possibilities and can be varnished for protection.

Sometimes varied layers of acrylic paint as well can create intriguing depth and texture.  My paintings can be reminders to you of how refreshing it is to let intuition and experimenting be your guide.

 

 

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is free and is open to the public.

The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Visitors meet artists, snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view painting demonstrations, listen to artist’s talks and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

March 2, 5-7:pm

Opening artist reception for “March”, an exhibition

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist

Dr. Dale J. Veith, fine art photographer

Russell J. Young, landscape photographer

Leah Kohlenberg, abstract painter

Mary Hurst, Celtic jewelry designer

T. Diane Copenhaver, acrylic  artist

Meet and greet the artists in attendance

Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor on yupo paper

LIVE music by Shirley 88

Habitat lecture by  local naturalist Neal Maine at 6:pm.

For more info about Art Walk events, please visit www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

 

 

Bev Drew Kindley will offer an artist talk during the opening reception on March 2 at Fairweather’s

Bev Drew Kindley

“I’m a native Oregonian who paints to understand, and enjoy the inspiration of unique moments of light and weather. My impressionistic works of art are to viewed as visual celebrations, connecting with light, color, form, texture and design. It’s my way of communicating with the world. My hope is to encourage appreciate and protection of our heritage and world. 

Learning to paint has been an on-going process since I first began drawing, with further education from Portland State University, Portland Community College and individual workshops…I have been always curious and fascinated with the power of the individual to create.

Exhibiting throughout Oregon, as well as, painting the coastal areas, has encouraged my productivity and experimenting with different medias– oil, gouache, watercolor, pastel and others.

I have taught painting classes and worked in the art business for quite some time. At present, my greater enthusiasm is painting “en plein air”, a French term, meaning to paint working outdoors, and capturing the light without a short time frame because of the immediacy of the experience, as well as, the abundance of visual information along with the possibility of sudden breakthroughs in methods due to improvising.

All of my recent work begins with the experience of the real location, later finished in the studio, oftentimes with the aid of sketches and photos of the location.”  

Education:

Portland State University, degrees in Art and Philosophy
Portland Community College, degree in Art
Independent studies and workshops, including Al Brouilette

For more about the gallery, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Cauldron” by Leah Kohlenberg

 

Leah Kohlenberg,  artist statement:

I have been drawing and painting for 18 years, but the work you see today is entirely new for me.

These pastels and oil paintings are inspired by the Oregon coast, but the colors are wild and bright (sometimes wacky) and the land forms are intentionally abstract. This is to allow some of the raw brushwork and initial power that comes from an artistic first impression. It’s also an attempt to share the more vibrantly colorful world that’s in my head onto the canvas.

I started painting in my 30s, so have always had a sense of being “behind” – there were people who’d been doing art much longer than me, who knew more about the craft than I, who were way better artists than I. As I practiced my skills, I also did a lot of painting over my first attempts until I made the work “correct.”

My lack of confidence resulted in a stuttering “over-painting” that could lose the initial rawness and beauty of the initial strokes. I sometimes missed what I had created in the first pass, and at the same time, I didn’t trust it.

Now 18 years later, this series is an attempt to trust and honor that first pass. You are the first people to see these works. They have all been made this year, with this venue in mind. Many thanks for being the number one audience.

 

October 2018

Exploring New Surfaces

Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway Street
Seaside, Oregon

 

Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University through October 31st.

 

Artist, curator Agnes Field

 

“The works included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art. Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject.” –Agnes Field

 

The October 2018 exhibit includes Leah Kohlenberg and Kathy Moberg and Carmela Newstead.

“I have been drawing and painting for 18 years, but the work you will see for Exploring New Surfaces is entirely new for me. These pastels and oil paintings are inspired by the Oregon coast, but the colors are wild and bright (sometimes wacky) and the land forms are intentionally abstract. This is to allow some of the raw brushwork and initial power that comes from an artistic first impression. It’s also an attempt to share the more vibrantly colorful world that’s in my head onto the canvas. Art Walk visitors will be the first people to see these works. They have all been made this year, with this venue in mind. Many thanks for being the number one audience.” Leah Kohlenberg

For more about the curator, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists/  Agnes Field

 

The art of Leah Kohlenberg on display.

 

Close up of the art by Leah Kohlenberg

 

Reprinting ART ON article/ Oct 18  hipfishmonthly.com

Exploring New Surface

Leah Kohlenberg at Fairweather

Review

“The work inspired by the Oregon coast artist uses raw brush work and unexpected colors to focus on the initial power that comes from the first artistic impressions.  An experienced painter for over 18 years  Kohlenberg also teaches drawing to many local professionals.”

“Intersection” by Carmela Newstead.

20 x 24 oil on linen.

Hot lights coming all at once. 

Decisions to be made.

Movement forward.

Success.

Just like life.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University. The work included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art.  Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject.

 

The October exhibit includes Leah Kohlenberg and Kathy Moberg and Carmela Newstead. 

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Grace note from the artist.

 

“My new paintings will arrive  to you on  Sept. 22, 2018!” –Carmela

 

 

SOLD! “Meditations”   by Carmela Newstead.

16 x 20 oil on linen. 

A focused moment removed from the daily pressures give us relief and a quiet time to renew our commitment to a purposeful life.

 

 

“Journey to the Next Day” by Carmela Newstead.

18 x 24 oil on linen. 

Each day brings the  opportunities of a lifetime.  

Each day brings a chance to do something worthwhile.

Each day is a golden gift to cherish.

 

 

“Beach Time” by Carmela Newstead.

24 x 30 oil on linen. 

Everyday at the beach is filled with excitement and serenity. 

The waves. The kites. The children playing.

Testing waves to lick your ankles fills us with joy. 

The slow retreat of the waves. 

The caress of the sky. 

The breeze that brings the ocean to us. 

Brings us serenity.

Beach Time.

A gift.

And, too, news article  about Carmela Newstead mailed to Fairweather’s from Yakima art patron C. Gamache.

yakimaherald.com | Yakima, Washington – We Tell Your Stories
http://www.yakimaherald.com/

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The Arts Scene: Stop and view… by David Lynx, executive director of the Larson Gallery at Yakima Valley College, for the Yakima Herald-Republic Aug 18, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. — The new Caffe’ 11th Avenue is a bit different than the usual coffee shop, as the walls are bright white and the room is filled with natural daylight. I had not thought about how coffee shops are usually colored in shades of brown — most likely to echo the colors of coffee itself.

 

The Caffe’ is the right spot to show the paintings of Carmela Newstead. Her colorful floral works add to the ambiance of a morning breakfast room.

 

Newstead has been painting scenes of the Yakima Valley since 1971. She studied with R.K. Smith and Robert Fisher at Yakima Valley College. She then attended the Pratt School of Art in Seattle and has taken numerous workshops, including those of Margarette Olson Fletcher and Zolton Szabo.

Newstead has been a visiting art instructor in the Yakima School District and has had private students, both children and adults. Her work has been seen in solo and group exhibits throughout Washington, Oregon and California. She is represented by Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, Ore.

 

She finds color to be a great inspiration and feels that the flowers of Yakima “share their color and beauty with her.”

Randy La Pierre, project manager of Caffe’ 11th Avenue — or as he terms it, “chief cat-herder” — had wanted Newstead to be the first artist shown at the cafe since it was scheduled to open.

 

For more about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  ..artists/ …Carmela Newstead.

 

Copyright © 2018   by Carmela Newstead for  Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

The art of Carmela Newstead on display.

 

A thank you note from Carmela Newstead.

Tue, Oct 16, 6:09 PM

“THANK YOU FOR THE NOTE AND I ENJOYED THE NEW POST.  YOUR TALENT IS AWSOME.”  — CARMELA NEWSTEAD.

Artist Carolyn Macpherson has offered several Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episodes at Fairweather’s!

 

Last month, the artist explained why color was added,  why the composition changed and so on.  Patrons watched and realized how much effort goes into one painting and how unique the process really is.

For more info about the artist, go to  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com   …artists/ …Carolyn Macpherson

 

Q: What is a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode, you ask?

A: Fariweather House and Gallery has had the privilege to offer do painting demonstrations, titled Painting Seaside LIVE ™ during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks. Resident artists have been very generous, as it is a compliment to be asked, and they always immediately respond with an enthusiastic, “yes” when asked to perform a painting episode.

 

“Painting is a passion, and the Painting Seaside LIVE ™ process gives the artists the chance to share this passion with the onlookers. Artists enjoy the opportunity being authentic in what they are experiencing. Surely, the LIVE episodes, sponsored by Fairweather House and Gallery, are, truly, one of the ways that artists “live the process” and help patrons grow to appreciate art, as well.” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

To read more about the gallery and view the artist’s work , please go to  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For over 12 years, Fairweather House and Gallery has offered an opening reception for selected regional artists.  The exhibitions give art patrons the opportunity to listen to an artist talk, to see new original art, to view gorgeous  new displays staged in a specific theme, listen to LIVE music and to watch an artist (or two) painting LIVE.

 

 

 

“Chasing the Light” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …

Save the date and time! Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Trending in MARCH. 

FRESH GREENS

 

View gorgeous new displays staged just for “Fresh Greens” by Denise Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more info, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …

 

For more info please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

 

# 1 Image 2017: Beaver Tales  habitat lecture at Fairweather’s by biologist, naturalist, wildlife photographer Neal Maine. 

 

 

#2 Image from 2017: Kimberly Kent, artist and art broker  meets her art on display at Fairweather’s.

 

 

#3 Image from 2017: Most viewed  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall photo collage from a  Fairweather Art Walk.

Pictured top row/ left to right:  Reneé Hafeman; a round of applause from art patrons; Paul Brent artist talk. 

Middle row/ left to right: table top display;  Britney Drumheller  artist talk;  artist Emily Miller;  emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp. 

Bottom row/ left to right: marine debris artist Karynn Kozij;  Art Walk hostess Joan modeling art;  Fairweather sponsored Pop-Up Gallery and Studio with artist Paul Brent, Gail and Ellen, hostesses; Denise,  Kemy Kay, Joan and Saundra having fun.

 

 

 

#4 image from 2017:  Artist Carolyn Macpherson  offering a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.  

 

#5 image from 2017: Michael Gilbert, wood artist, meets Mike Brown, wood artist at Fairweather’s.

 

 

 

#6 image from 2017:  Master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson offers a Seaside Scribing LIVE(tm) event at Faiweather’s.

 

 

 

 

#7 image from 2017:  Shirley 88 performs LIVE on the Fairweather grand.

 

#8 image from 2017:  Flynn, the most handsome American  Kestrel, assists Wildlife Center of the North Coast Executive Director Joshua Saranpaa, during a LIVE Doing Good Works ™ auction at Fairweather’s.

 

 

 

 

#10 2017 image:  Irish Lands opening reception at Fairweather’s featured a family heirloom brought to America in the 1850’s.

 

 

Artists represent the heartbeat of the Fairweather Gallery.  What we strive to put out in the arts community is  the artist’s conversations.  We have been fortunate to experience the sharing and giving of many, many creative minds  for over 11 years.

 

So, for us,  in 2018, the opportunity to continue to present an arts platform forward  is all about shining a bright light on the reminder that we are all connected… artists, patrons and community.