Shawn Demarest’s plein-aire painting blog, with a bike trailer.

Image of a city bridge, by Shawn Demarest.

Adding Levity (Hawthorne)- Shawn Demarest

Just looking at a post on Shawn Demarest’s blog, from Portland, OR. An old friend from Boulder that I haven’t seen in many years, and she’s still making paintings and prints, heading out on a bike with a trailer for plein-aire painting of her urban environs. If I recall events correctly, I’m remembering now that it was partly seeing Shawn’s prints and talking that made me want to dive into etching, which I eventually did, after many fruitful diversions (I first met Stan Brakhage because I couldn’t get into an etching class, and was then immediately immersed in cinema and much else. It took several years before I finally made my first etching.) Anyway, I like Shawn’s pictures, and her brief tales of spending days out looking at the world make me want to pack up some paints and get out there on these unseasonably balmy days we’re having in January.

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  1. Shawn
    Shawn says:

    Hi Eric,
    Thanks for kudos. Sweet of you. Ya, I am really happy to be painting – I did take some time off, almost 20 years. It was an Italian friend who wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer that got me going again a few years back. She knew I was unhappy, so arranged painting parties – not letting me excuse myself out of not coming. Paola! You are a saint. Great to see what you are up to as well. Cheers!

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