Around The Bend

I’m spending the week here in Bend, Oregon, at the Art In The Mountains program. Taking a watercolor class from well known Wisconsin artist, Karlyn Holman.

Bend is a beautiful high desert location. Too bad we’re not spending time painting plein air. There are such beautiful landscapes around us.

I flew in a day early to have some time to explore and did get out to see a waterfall on the Deschutes River and some of the countryside around. Bend, itself, is a sweet city – very walkable and picturesque in the downtown and Old Mill areas.

The class is quite experimental in nature – in addition to watercolor, ink, prints, collage. All kinds of new materials and ideas in the mix. Good for stretching the creative mind and spirit. Thought you might like to see a couple of bits from the first couple of days.

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3 Responses to “Around The Bend”

  1. Ruth Goudreau

    Hi Pat,

    I particularly like the 2nd painting – water colour I presume?

    We’re going to the North Western State in mid September so you’ve just given me a new destination to explore.

  2. Pat Katz

    It’s lovely around here. Scenic and lots of activity options, too – kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, golfing, and on it goes.

  3. Pat Katz

    Yes, Ruth, the second painting is a watercolor.

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