Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mini road trip to Portland

Our trip to Portland was aimed at visiting a couple of our favorite artists...Marcy Baker and Anna Magruder.

Marcy's studio is tucked in the basement of her beautiful Sellwood home.  Here she explains her layering techniques...lovely work.

Sources of inspiration

Beautiful work.

Tools of her trade.

Thanks Marcy for allowing me to visit (Meg too although she slept in the car the whole time).

Anna Magruder's new studio space is in the upstairs of a house where Linus Pauling (click here) lived...pretty cool space!

Busy working on commissions, Anna shows us the latest.  So much to see!

Anna explains her recent commission...layering the concepts together.  What an amazing job of listening to the clients, their likes and ideas coming together into a fabulous painting.  This one is still in progress but well underway of being spectacular!

I love looking at collections in these studios...little bits and pieces of inspiration.

Anna takes an old photograph of the parents when they were young and first married.  Love this.

Beginning with an old photo and arranging the subjects..changing the tree location, adding color and removing shadows.  

Meg enjoyed our visit.

Thanks Anna...I can't wait to see the finished pieces!  


Anna Magruder said...

Yay! Your visit was fun and I enjoyed showing off my studio and works in progress! :-)

stephanie brockway said...

Love the peek into their studios, always inspiring.

stephanie brockway said...

Love the peek into their studios, always inspiring.

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