Monday, October 22, 2018

Inktober #20, 21 &22






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Philomath Open Studios Art Tour

This is artist Jennifer Lommers
 She is standing in front of her "NeverEnding Story" series
of over 120 individual 6"X6" paintings.


I took the photo just as the studio opened.
By the time I left,
customers were buying these by the armfulls.


This is the studio of pastel artist 

An in-progress pastel painting by Marianne Post



We also visited places like this:







"Scaredy Cats" garden pottery by artist Ann Lahr:



Cigar box art by Faye Cummins:





The artists on the tour were really nice,
 but most did not want photographs taken.





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Morguefile.com / Taliesin

"I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October."
Charmaine Forde





38 comments:

  1. October is such a great time for trees. Your tree sketches are just perfect. I like best your hillside trees. The art tour seemed to have turned out very well. I especially enjoyed the work of Judith Sander and the garden pottery by Ann Lahr. If every month were October I think I should never get anything done inside...ever!

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    1. Hahaha! You are so right, Chip Butter. We are kindred spirits.

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  2. Beautiful inktobers and thanks for sharing this wonderful art tour!

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    1. Thanks, Christine. Wish I could have taken more photographs.

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  3. some really nice looking studios there :)

    and really great landscapes for inktober. really like the reflection in the water :)

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  4. Love your studio... I draw, I have not grabbed a brush in quite some time now :-)I will post a drawing I did :-)

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    1. No,not my studio, unfortunately. I don't have one, but maybe someday.
      And yes, I hope you post a drawing. It is always fun to see what others create :}

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  5. Wow! What a great post! First of all, you did some very nice sketches. AND I so envy you guys - how fun to take tours of these studios and meet other artists.

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    1. Thanks, Candy.
      Yes, studio tours are really fun and interesting, but I confess I experienced some serious studio envy this time... Shame on me.

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  6. Thank u for sharing the lovely post. Interesting to see other artists' studios. Hahaha, the last quote is nice. Btw, Oct is spring for us. Wow, we can swim! Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Springtime! Your world is waking up. Ours is going to sleep...

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  7. Beautiful landscape drawings! I love seeing artists' studios!

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    1. Thanks, Judy. I love seeing studios, too!

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  8. And where is your studio and artwork? You have every right to be there. Your three sketches on note pad, and other drawings, are excellent. Better than some exhibits you've shown us above.

    God bless.

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    1. Victor, I do not have a studio anymore, but thank you.
      God bless YOU.

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  9. Beautiful landscape drawings Chris and thank you very much for taking me with you at this tour chairwise! How inspiring!

    Happy new week my friend!
    Big hugs, Susi

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    1. Thank you, Susi. The studio tours were the highlight of the month, and were very inspiring.
      Happy week to you, too, Susi!

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  10. What a beautiful studio tour....color, color, color everywhere I look... And love your sketches.. Wonderful reflections in the water from the trees...nicely done.!!! Enjoy your day, my friend!!!

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  11. Your post was a feast for my eyes. Everything is so beautiful, my friend.

    Have a most wonderful day. Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie!
      Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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  12. Dear Chris - the studio tour was fabulous. Love your ballpoint sketches too. Jennifer Lommars painting was so stunning. So glad you captured the work before it began to sell. Looks like October is being lovely for you. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. Jennifer had such a great idea & she was so gracious in allowing me to photograph her and her work.
      I bought a few of her prints earlier this year after seeing one of her big originals. Her colors really do glow.

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  13. Thanks for the tour! Beautiful studios, great art work! As always love your ink drawings! Miss the fall, the crisp air,and the foliage!

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    1. Thanks, Carol.
      After this past summer with its grueling heat, we are really enjoying the crispy weather :}

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  14. The art tour was wonderful-but I liked your inks the best.

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    1. Debra, thank you for your lovely comment :}

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  15. Oh, what beautiful art and studios you've seen! That was certainly a very exciting, stimulating trip!
    Best regards Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike. The studio tours were the highlight of the month.
      Wish I could have shown more.

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  16. Oh dear Cris thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much for sharing this treasure!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i thoroughly enjoyed each bit of your post ,absolutely loved these wonderful studios ,amazingly prompted with glorious art ,what a charm!

    i wonder why they did not want to be photographed ,they are doing job to be happy and proud of!

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    1. Thank you, Baili! It was so much fun!

      I think most of the artists did not want photographs taken because they were afraid that others would "borrow" their ideas or that people would make unauthorized prints of their art. In this age of the internet, that is almost impossible to prevent.


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  17. What a great post, Chris.
    First of all I love your three tree drawings, you are such a skilful artist.
    And I loved seeing other artists' art and studios. I can see why the square paintings flew off the wall. I love the pottery cats and the cigar box art too. In fact I enjoyed seeing all of your photos here, thanks very much.

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    1. Thank you, Sheila!
      The art of those three artists are my favorites, too :}

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  18. Wonderful landscapes for Inktober! You're a master in sketching by using only a few lines for a magic artwork!
    I enjoyed your photos of the other artists' studios!
    Wish you a happy rest of the week! Rike xx

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  19. Such a lovely post Chris, I really enjoyed all the photographs you've shared.

    I think your tree drawings are fabulous.

    I also like the "NeverEnding Story" series and the "Scaredy Cats" garden pottery.
    But all thoroughly enjoyable.

    Many thanks

    All the best Jan

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