A Place Face is a portrait of a place with its people.
These unique portraits can be a town center, an event, a homestead, a landscape, or whatever you dream up. Usually commissioned work, a Place Face takes on the tone and life of the ones who inhabit a location, and it emotes what the client wants to visually communicate about the place. Enjoy a long scroll/stroll through the images below the icons. Click on and zoom in on the large pieces to see much more detail.
By Location Homes Panoramas Commission one Use one
Some of the above links are still under construction ~ Bernie
Jones Valley Resort
original 18″ x 12″, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
Jones Valley Resort~ original 18″ x 12″, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
Lithia Park, The Sound of Water in Ashland, Oregon
18″ x 24″ Pen, Brush, and Ink on paper,
limited edition print, hand painted and Photoshop painted
Original 24″x 36″ pen& brush ink on paper, made into 1,000 black & white prints, one of which was hand-watercolored, then scanned and further painted in Photoshop. Six full days of walking, talking, and working on the artwork
Agua Milpa, Fishin Mission Adventures
Original 18″x 14″, acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil on paper, a collage assembled and re-painted in Photoshop.
You can find out about these friends of mine at www.FishinMissionAdventures.com . Below are some thumbnails you can click on to see some of the materials from which the art was developed
La Ticla, Micoacan, Mexico
Original, 12″x18″, pen and brush on paper.
This lovely place at a river mouth includes many birds, roaming pigs, donkeys, a pearl fisherman and a few surfers. It begs for color
60 years of Shakespeare in Ashland, Oregon
Original, hand painted lithograph limited edition print, 18″ x 24″, scanned and Photoshop enhanced and further painted. I did this while pregnant with Jake (now 26 and still an inspiration to me), 6 days of walking, talking and drawing with the people of the place.
The Plaza in Arcata, California, 1981
Original 24″x 24″, pen and ink, created in collaboration with the people of the place in 1981, and made into a signed, limited edition of 290- 18 x 18″ prints, of which only about 50 are left. The artwork is in the process of being re-purposed by the current people of the place.
Running Y, Klamath Falls, Oregon
“Running Y” ~original 20″x 28″, pen & brush ink on paper collage. One of the 1000-print limited edition was hand painted, scanned, and re-painted and assembled in Photoshop. Three years later additions and changes were made to reflect reality.
The black and white 11″x 17″ version was for a free handout for Lodge guests to visually orient them to the 6,000 acres surrounding them.
heron detail from “The Running Y
“Lodge” detail from same
“Oregon Country Fair- 1981,” ~Original 20″x 28″, pen and ink on paper, literally cut and pasted together. One 18″x 24″ print was scanned and re-assembled and painted in Photoshop.
Pass Along the Words and Images
Remember Bernie I have the one you did of Richardson Springs at kids camp in California. It has blessed me greatly over the years since and is still hanging in my hallway.
love the runnung Y. birds and water, what could be better….thanks for sharing…Shari