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Teaching at the local elementary school

What fun!

I lead two days of portrait drawing classes this week at Otto Petersen Elementary School in Scappoose. My students were in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades – a VERY energetic group.

The school brought in several artists from the local area. Students got to choose what they wanted to do; including drawing, watercolor, printing, abstraction, and more.

One of my groups with their pastel self portraits:

Sun in Western Oregon, oh my

Sun in Western Oregon, oh my.

Yes. It was true. There was a bit of sun at the Saturday market and fun on sun today, Sunday. I got a bit of a burn to prove it.

Today’s farmers market was great. I had some new watercolors to show. I talked to lots of people, and a few went home with new original paintings! I like it hen people by original art – not just mine, by anyone.

My booth at Hillsboro-Orenco Station:

Oregon Endangered Species

A drawing from my series on Oregon Endangered Species, This one is the Western Streaked Horned Lark. That’s a mouthful so I am renaming it the Shhhh-Lark.

pencil drawing of a Western Streaked Horned Lark by Michael Liebhaber. 5.5 by 8.5 inches, 2017.

Michael Liebhaber, Western Streaked Horned Lark, pencil drawing, 5.5×8.5 inches, 2017

Today’s Studio Photo – Entire painting without color

Today’s Studio Photo – Entire painting without color

A minimal palette today. I painted with a mixture of blue and brown. It makes my favorite black. I used it, and that tiny brush, for the whole 3×4 foot painting! But I was just making the beginning drawing on my new painting. 🙂 There will be four figures, not including the people in the backgraound. No photo of the painting yet.

My palette with blue and brown paint with brush