April Showers Bring Spring Paintings

Happy April everyone!


It is that time of year where all of the flowers start popping out of the ground – finally giving us Oregonians a little taste of the hope that spring & summer will share with us.

A few weeks ago I celebrated my first outdoor painting of the year in the most perfect way – in a field fully filled with blooming daffodils!

(Check out my little en plein air painting from this day below.)

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One month from today I will be packing up all my art supplies and leaving for Europe!

And it is coming so fast… First Prague, then Germany, Austria, and England!


Thank you to all of you who have already pre-purchased paintings so far!

Like last year, I am doing a pre-sale for the paintings that I will be making overseas. If you buy one of these European pieces, you will be purchasing a painting that I will personally paint on-site in Europe – en plein air – and bring back home for you as your own personal little piece of Europe!

Each (professionally framed) painting will be revealed for the first time at a Grand Reveal Art Show in October where each buyer will come and see their painting displayed for the first time!

In Europe I will be painting around 20 pieces – and there are only 7 left! If you want to snatch one of these up, see below:


5  - 6”x6” watercolor paintings from each location on trip ($250)

2  - 9”x12” oil paintings England only ($380 each)


If you are interested in purchasing one of these European paintings, let me know (by email) and I will happily reserve one for you!

Here is a little painting I made in Orvieto, Italy last year!

Here is a little painting I made in Orvieto, Italy last year!

Other exciting things to look forward to:

July 14th & 15th Lavender Festival Plein Air Show

July 27th-29th Bellevue Arts Festival

*more to come, stay tuned*


I don’t know about you but I am REALLY thankful it is spring. May you notice the birds singing and flowers blooming this week!

Thank you for reading & seeing the beauty of art,


Christine Joy