Thursday, July 18, 2019

PPF Faces

Hi Everyone!

Well the days here are typical summer, cold, windy and rainy for a week at a time with 1 nice day, then cold, windy and rainy again. I miss a real summer. We did drive over to Scottsburg, OR. to pick organic blueberries. Estill farms has two fields, one in Scottsburg that is organic and one in Drain, OR that is not. This is our second trip this month. They have a bumper crop and have reduced the price to $1.25lb. It is so much fun to be in the field just picking berries. I have enough now for the year. Everything from blueberry pie, muffins, cake, cobbler and everyday a blueberry smoothie. Can't beat it. 
I also managed a few pieces of art. 
The first is a young man that was sitting in the Dr's office in Salem. Mike was called in and so I pulled out a pencil and paper and started drawing the young man across the room. He was young with beautiful bold features. He was called back just after I got him sketched in, so the rest is pretty much done from memory. I was hoping he would come back out so I could show him, but we left before that.

Abstract face with acrylics

A while ago I was asked to sit for a group of artist here in Florence that meet once a month to draw from life. Here is one of the drawings of me.
It looks a bit like me.

Oh and here is the last haul of blueberries 
we picked.
 The photo is dark but you get the idea of how much we picked. 

Linking with Paint Party Friday.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.


  1. How exciting to sit as an artist's model! Are you going to make jam or preserves with all those blueberries or just freeze them for winter use?

  2. Beautiful art, and love the blueberries. They cost about 5€ per pound here, and the organic ones are double the price. Happy PPF, Valerie

  3. Beautiful sketch!And love the sense of depth you've created on your acrylic piece!

  4. Your faces are so remarkable and each one has its own personality.
    The acrylic one truly grabs my attention.

    Happy PPF

  5. I always enjoy the diversity in your portraits. The blueberries look really good. Happy PPF!

  6. I have three blueberry bushes but haven't had much luck with berries. Either they don't set or the birds get them first. Still, they are pretty on the deck. You are so talented to be able to finish a portrait from memory. - Margy

  7. wonderful portraits Nicole. And blueberries-yes!! Right now I can get them for the same price here so I have been stocking up too:) Happy PPF!

  8. Great portraits Nicole. It was a shame you didn't have the opportunity to show the young man his.
    So many blueberries... wow! Happy PPF :D)

  9. Luv the abstract. Glad you had the time for blueberry picking. Enjoy!

    Happy you dropped by my blog


  10. Lovely portrait sketches as always and your self portrait is wonderful ~ What yummy blueberries that you picked yourself ~ Yea! Hot and humid here in New England ~ tis Summer ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. def enough blueberries to make a lot of pie :)

  12. Never seen a blueberry field :) In Sweden we have strawberries for "selfpick" but if we want blueberries we have to go to the forest :) I like the acrylic face but would never dare try it myself :)

  13. Lovely art, and so many delicious blueberries - enjoy them :)

    All the best Jan

  14. Beautiful art drawibgs & Beautiful berries too . yum

  15. What wonderful faces! And those blueberries look delish.