Moonlit Solitude

August 27th, 2015

This painting is my latest addition to my Tree of Life collection, and the first one I’ve done that includes a human figure!

This image is very meaningful to me. This year I’ve gone through too many big transitions and struggles to count. During this time of constant stress and change, at times I have felt very lonely, while simultaneously craving true solitude, if even just a moment by myself to catch my breath and reflect–something that perhaps other parents of little ones can relate to, even if you haven’t just moved house twice in 7 months!

So as I was painting this image, it was partly to capture the sadness of feeling like you are alone in your struggles. Even when we know, logically, that loneliness is almost always an illusion created in our own minds, it can still be so overpowering.

Moonlit Solitude. 16" x 12", Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Moonlit Solitude. 16″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

But then as I was painting, it became more of a fantasy, as I thought how nice it would be to be this little person under that gorgeous tree, with the roots spread out in a giant underground fan beneath her, giving her strength, warmth, and a feeling of safety, of being anchored in place along with the tree.

Looking out at that bright moon in that wide open sky, with the faraway forest tilting below her from her high vantage point as she sits in contemplation, I think this person is experiencing the regenerative kind of solitude.

Moonlit Solitude detail

What do you think she’s thinking about? What do you think she is feeling? What is pictured here: Grief? Hope? Peace? Exaltation?
I wanted to leave it open to the viewer’s interpretation, so I just titled it, “Moonlit Solitude.”

Purchase Cedar Lee Prints on Artist Rising

August 13th, 2015

Some of my paintings are already available as prints at Fine Art America. You can now also find my prints for sale on another print website, Artist Rising!

I do not have total control over the pricing of my prints, since the printer you order from is an independent company–so next time you are shopping for a particular image of mine, be sure to compare prices before ordering to get the best deal!

Check out my available prints on Fine Art America.

Cedar Lee Prints on Fine Art America

Cedar Lee Prints on Fine Art America

Check out my available prints on Artist Rising.

Cedar Lee Prints on Artist Rising

Cedar Lee Prints on Artist Rising

I know that not everyone is in the market for original artwork, but a lot of people would still love to hang my paintings on their wall–art prints are a great solution to this demand!

I’m working on making my images available more places online–prints of my artwork will be appearing next on Society6. Besides just art prints, you can also get my artwork printed on other things such as throw pillows, phone cases, tote bags, and many more things. As always, if you need a particular image available as a print, please email me–I am open to requests.

Cedar Lee Solo Exhibit: The Trees and the Stars

July 31st, 2015

I finally got a few photos of my current solo show that’s up in Beaverton, Oregon! Not all of the 24 large paintings are shown here, but this gives you a feel for the beautiful space. It looks fantastic!

This is what you see when you first walk into the lobby.

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Then you see the paintings when you turn to the left.

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

The artwork wraps around the whole building, down long, bright corridors.

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

My forest paintings are all grouped together.

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

On the other side of the building are the cosmic-themed paintings.

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Housed here are the practices of various doctors and wellness practitioners. The artwork definitely contributes to the peaceful, spa-like feeling in the space.

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

Oil paintings by Portland, OR artist Cedar Lee on display at LifeQual Center in Beaverton, OR: Summer 2015

If you are local and you want to stop by to see this artwork in person, the paintings will be up through August 20th at LifeQual Center:

1975 NW 167th Place, Beaverton OR 97006

There will be a reception around August 12-13, with details yet to be finalized. Call for more info: Phone: 503-531-9355

Walk With Grace

July 17th, 2015

This is a commissioned piece made for a couple with a 5-year-old daughter named Grace. I love the play on words in the title–shown here are literally two parents, on a walk, with their daughter Grace.

But the phrase “walk with grace” also takes on its own meaning. The word grace has such a lovely meaning: elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action. favor or goodwill. Synonyms include kindness, and love.

Walk With Grace. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Walk With Grace. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

So it would be a noble goal to try and walk through the path of life in a spirit of grace–as much as we can, creating beauty and kindness.

The expression, “give them grace”  has always stuck with me since I first heard it. It means forgiving a fellow person for their human shortcomings and choosing to be kind to them anyway. But you have to have your own reserve of grace before you can give it to others.

In my experience, it’s easy to “walk with grace” when you’re hiking through a magnificent forest with your family. The peacefulness of your surroundings helps with that. We can use nature to make ourselves gentler and more centered. Time spent in the woods is like an investment in your own grace. :)

Again, the tiny people in contrast to the enormous trees creates a powerful image. When people see my latest paintings, they’ve been telling me how strong a presence the people have, even though they are so tiny.

You can get an idea here of some of the thick impasto textures created by the techniques I’ve been playing with.

Close-up detail of painting by Cedar Lee: Walk With Grace. 16" x 16", Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Close-up detail of painting by Cedar Lee: Walk With Grace. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

So far I’ve made all my people back-lit, in silhouette. I like how this gives them some anonymity. For me, it helps me to identify with each of them personally. At such a distance, you wouldn’t see many identifying details regardless, but I’m glad I’ve been running with the silhouettes. In this painting, I particularly like how their shadows are drawn out in the foreground.

If you love the idea of owning a painting like this, depicting your own family, I am currently taking orders for commissions–imagine what a great birthday or Christmas gift this would make! With the help of photos, I could even customize a painting with stylized silhouettes that look like you, with the correct heights of the different people in relation to each other. Prices start at $350, and I offer no-interest payment plans as an available option. Email me!

 

Liberty

July 3rd, 2015

When I was about 11 years old, my family lived briefly on a farm way out in the country in Cottage Grove, Oregon, a bit south of Eugene. I was allowed to take off into the woods near our home, exploring by myself for hours at a time. I crossed meadows and waded over the cold rocks of creek beds, eventually returning home with buckets of wild blackberries and flowers in my hair.

Actual picture of me around that age–note the hair!

Cedar Lee around age 11

Cedar Lee around age 11

This is from a poem I wrote about that time in my childhood:

If I could once again
gallop through fields of thick ripe grass
with scattered bluebells, orchids, daffodils,
ringing dots that punctuate the green;
and catch muddy salamanders in cold streams,
and in solitude discover worlds,
barefoot, bronzed, with my lion’s mane, I’d be
a wild strong girl.
I’m healthy now, of course, strong-willed, no doubt.
It’s the girl who ran so free
that’s lost to me; it all ran out.

Well, as soon as I finished this painting, it made me think again of being that freedom-loving little flower child, the feeling of it flooding back so intensely that I knew it was never really lost—that individualistic spirit is built into my personality and my basic approach to life, and I’ll always have it.

Liberty. 24" x 24", Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Liberty. 24″ x 24″, Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Independence, not just as a nation but on an individual scale, is an American ideal. That freethinking, self-reliant part of me is partly an inborn trait. But it’s also a product of growing up in a culture that encourages that trait to emerge.

Close-up detail of oil painting by Cedar Lee: Liberty. 24" x 24", Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Close-up detail of oil painting by Cedar Lee: Liberty. 24″ x 24″, Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

I finished this painting right in time for 4th of July, which seems perfectly fitting—this image celebrates the very essence of autonomy, not to mention the glorious beauty of our nation’s old growth forests! Happy Independence Day!

Purchase Art For Nepal

June 30th, 2015

All my artwork currently available through my gallery in Encinitas, CA, Earth’s Elements, will be sold with 100% of the proceeds donated to Californians for Nepal, to rebuild schools in communities devastated by the earthquake earlier this year. The owner of the gallery, Hem Rai, recently returned from a trip to Nepal to help the relief effort there.

Here are some of my paintings available at Earth’s Elements–all for $300 and under! If you are in the San Diego area, go check them out.

Earth’s Elements • 559 South Coast Highway 101 • Encinitas, CA 92024 • 760.230.6145

Lotus paintings by Cedar Lee

Lotus paintings by Cedar Lee

Space paintings by Cedar Lee

Space paintings by Cedar Lee

Sunflower paintings by Cedar Lee

Sunflower paintings by Cedar Lee

 

6 Words That Bring More Art Buyers

June 20th, 2015

“I offer interest free payment plans!”

These 6 words are responsible for getting many of my paintings into the hands of excited art buyers–people who, without the option of a payment plan, would’ve passed the artwork by because of the upfront cost of buying it, no matter how much they fell in love with it.

If you’re an artist trying to sell your valuable originals, and you don’t state clearly and often that you offer payment plans, you are most certainly missing out on sales. A payment plan might allow someone to purchase your art, when they otherwise wouldn’t be able to because of cash flow problems. And, it’s something that does not occur to most people to ask about, unless you present it as an option.

 Sapphire Eclipse. 20" x 60",  Oil on Canvas (3 panels), © 2011 Cedar Lee

Art By Cedar purchased in the past with a payment plan: Sapphire Eclipse. 20″ x 60″, Oil on Canvas (3 panels), © 2011 Cedar Lee

You might see keeping it interest-free as a hit to your income, but it’s not–especially if that income wouldn’t exist at all without offering this perk. Look at the long-term.

Here are some tips for offering payment plan options to your clients, even if you, like me, are a one-person small operation without a real “billing department.”

Have a policy in place that clearly states the limits of how many months you are willing to drag out payments. In general, for paintings $300 and under, I’ll offer “up to 3 months” and for paintings over $300, it’s “up to 6 months.” You can find your own comfort level. For me, I prefer not to have an open payment plan going for more than 6 months, and for it to be worth my time to manage the account, payments of at least $100/month make it feel worth the time and the extra work of collecting multiple payments. I make exceptions to these general rules sometimes, especially for friends.

Twin Trees and the Milky Way. 36″ x 36″, Oil on Wood, © Cedar Lee 2013

Art By Cedar purchased in the past with a payment plan: Twin Trees and the Milky Way. 36″ x 36″, Oil on Wood, © Cedar Lee 2013

If you don’t already, you need to have a good invoicing system in place. It doesn’t have to be fancy to be effective. I have a blank invoice document that I fill in for each sale. I keep all my invoices sorted by year in an “Invoices” folder. Pretty straightforward. I collect the buyer’s email address, phone number, and mailing address. I itemize the invoice to show the subtotal, sales tax and shipping charges (if applicable) added up to a “grand total.”

The grand total is the number I divide to make up a payment plan. Here’s an example:

Say for the sake of easy math that the grand total is $1,000. You can tell the person, “I can offer you either a 4-month or 6-month payment plan. The 4 month plan would be paid off in October, and the payments would be $250/month. The 6-month plan wouldn’t be paid off until December, but the payments would be only $167/month.” They can then choose the option they prefer.

Awakened Hope. 36" x 36", Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Art By Cedar purchased in the past with a payment plan: Awakened Hope. 36″ x 36″, Oil on Wood, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Make it extra clear that the artwork does not ship out until it is paid-in-full. I sometimes will transfer the artwork to its new owner sooner, if the buyer is someone I know personally and trust. If you don’t trust the person implicitly, it’s better to play it safe and hang onto your artwork until the last of the funds have cleared.

When it’s getting towards the end of the payment plan, I will always let them know that their artwork has already been carefully packed and will ship to them immediately when I receive the last payment. The anticipation of finally getting their new art sometimes prompts people to pay off their balance early!

Tranquil Moonlight. 24″ x 30″, Oil on Canvas. © Cedar Lee 2013

Art By Cedar purchased in the past with a payment plan: Tranquil Moonlight. 24″ x 30″, Oil on Canvas. © Cedar Lee 2013

So, once you and the client agree on a payment timeline, make sure to note that in detail at the bottom of their invoice.

Example:
4-month payment plan:
Due June 20: $250
Due July 20: $250
Due August 20: $250
Due September 20: $250

As soon as I receive the first payment, I tell them that the painting is then marked as “Sold” and reserved for them. I’ve never had a person fail to pay their balance–but if you’re worried about that possibility, you could state that the payments are non-refundable, or only partially refundable, depending on your comfort level.

Filtered Light. 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas, © 2012 Cedar Lee

Art By Cedar purchased in the past with a payment plan: Filtered Light. 20″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, © 2012 Cedar Lee

So you’ve gotten the first payment as a deposit and the person is stoked about being able to own the artwork 4 months from now! How do you collect the rest of the payments?

Personally, I am a fan of Google calendar, which I can set to send me notifications through email as well as my phone. The very instant that a client agrees to a payment plan, I sit down and take a moment to program reminders to myself a couple days before each due date in my calendar. On those days, when my calendar reminds me, I send the person a PayPal request. Most people pay promptly, but occasionally a reminder a week or two later is needed.

Portal. 24″ x 20, Oil on Canvas, © 2013 Cedar Lee

Art By Cedar purchased in the past with a payment plan: Portal. 24″ x 20, Oil on Canvas, © 2013 Cedar Lee

Whenever I receive a payment, I go back to the invoice and update it to reflect how many payments have been paid, and what the remaining balance is, and I email the updated invoice to the client with a cheerful thanks.

Example:
3 months in, the note at the bottom of the invoice has been changed to say:

4-month payment plan:
PAID June 20: $250
PAID July 20: $250
PAID August 20: $250
Due September 20: $250

And in the email to my client, I say, “Hi [Client], I received your payment #3 of 4 for [Artwork]! Your updated invoice is attached. Only one more payment and your painting will be on its way to you. Thanks!”

When they make the final payment, make sure you are on the ball to make good on your promise and get the work to them immediately. Send them a little note to say, “Congratulations on your beautiful new artwork!”

This system so far has never failed me–even when I’m managing several payment plans at once. Stay organized, keep your files updated, and follow the plan on the calendar.

eclipse ii

Art By Cedar purchased in the past with a payment plan: Eclipse II. 20″ x 20, Oil on Canvas, © 2011 Cedar Lee

You will gain and keep new fans of your work by making it accessible to more people. On top of that, it’s simply thrilling to share in the excitement of an art lover who is able to own a large and powerful art piece that they adore, because you’ve been willing to work with them on the payment. :)

Explorers

June 19th, 2015

In this painting, I’ve placed not one but two figures. They are so small in relation to the giant sequoias that you might miss them at first. Do you see them? Their identities and their relationship to each other are left to the imagination.

Explorers. 32" x 32", Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Explorers. 32″ x 32″, Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Over the past few years, I’ve felt lost more often than not.

3 1/2 years ago, my family made the trans-continental move from Maryland to California, then this year, another 1,000-mile move to Oregon, all for an array of reasons…practical reasons as well as dream-chasing reasons. This year I’ve experienced several major losses. And through it all, I’ve been the mother to two very young children while doing whatever I can to keep pushing myself to create art and to grow my business.

There has been a lot of upheaval and constant evaluation of priorities. In my case, I do believe that having to make many difficult choices is the sign of a wonderfully full life. And I remind myself that getting lost can be half the fun of the journey!

Explorers. 32" x 32", Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Explorers. 32″ x 32″, Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

This is what was on my mind as I painted this colorful scene, with a carpet of gigantic blue ferns on the forest floor, the two tiny figures walking side by side, their heads thrown back as they take in their majestic surroundings. The entire space is absolutely flooded with color and golden light.

Detail from painting by Cedar Lee: Explorers. 32" x 32", Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Detail from painting by Cedar Lee: Explorers. 32″ x 32″, Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Living in the moment, and letting go of all the potential outcomes of my plans, has always been a challenge for me. I want to be like these two people more of the time. I want to be a happy traveler, feeling the wonder as I take it in, and sharing this wonder with my companions.

Painting this grand and epic imagery has been changing the way I perceive my own life, and the way I see myself moving through life. Sure, there’s every reason to feel helpless and lost. But it’s also true that I am a daring adventurer, a creator of my own path, an explorer.

The amazing discoveries of new horizons in your life can be compounded when they are shared with others–family, friends, colleagues. Human connection is everything.

Are we ever really lost, when we are together?

Detail from painting by Cedar Lee: Explorers. 32" x 32", Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

Detail from painting by Cedar Lee: Explorers. 32″ x 32″, Oil on Canvas, © 2015 Cedar Lee

The oldest & largest art gallery in Portland

June 10th, 2015

Last week’s First Thursday opening at Attic Gallery was fun. When I arrived, I was so excited to see all my work placed so prominently in the front window!

Attic Gallery is the oldest and largest art gallery in Portland, so this is an honor indeed–especially since they agreed to squeeze me into their schedule, which is already fully booked for the next year!

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with her oil paintings of trees at Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with her oil paintings of trees at Attic Gallery

You can see my painting “Majestic Giants” placed in the center of the front window, with several of my other large-scale paintings visible in the background.

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee's oil paintings of trees at Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee’s oil paintings of trees at Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee's oil paintings of trees at Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee’s oil paintings of trees at Attic Gallery

I feel like my artwork never fully translates through photos, because you can’t tell the scale of them. Here’s a photo with me in it for scale–but they are so much better in person, where you can get up close and check out the depth of the color and texture.

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with her oil paintings of trees at Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with her oil paintings of trees at Attic Gallery

The owner of Attic Gallery, Diana Faville, founded the gallery in 1973 in the attic of her home, when she was a young mother. It has since grown into something wonderful. Her passion for art is evidenced by the wide variety of talent represented in the gallery.

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with Diana Faville, founder & owner of Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with Diana Faville, founder & owner of Attic Gallery

Diana’s daughter, Maria, works at the gallery and will greet you with a friendly smile.

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with Maria at Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with Maria at Attic Gallery

I had a great time chatting with some of the other artists currently exhibiting there. Here is David W. Ferriday (with his work behind us.)

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with fellow artist David W. Ferriday at Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with fellow artist David W. Ferriday at Attic Gallery

And Norwegian painter and singer Kristin Blix. I particularly enjoyed a group of small pieces she did in collaboration with her 4-year-old son.

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with fellow artist Kristin Blix at Attic Gallery

Portland, Oregon Artist Cedar Lee with fellow artist Kristin Blix at Attic Gallery

It was entertaining–as it always is at art openings where nobody sees you at first or knows you’re the artist–to sort of stand in the background and watch people walk in the door and observe their reactions to my work. For that moment, I can be like a fly on the wall.

It is always gratifying to hear a passing person say to whomever they’re with, “Ooh! Look at THIS!” while making a beeline for my paintings.

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

Art enthusiasts viewing paintings by Portland, Oregon artist Cedar Lee at Attic Gallery

If you’re in Portland and looking to feast your eyes on some art, I highly recommend dropping in on one of these First Thursday events. Lovely ambient music was provided this time by Tony Kalhagen.

Multi-instrumentalist Tony Kalhagen performing during June 2015 First Thursday opening at Attic Gallery

Multi-instrumentalist Tony Kalhagen performing during June 2015 First Thursday opening at Attic Gallery

Once you’re inside the gallery, it just goes on and on. In addition to the gigantic main gallery showroom, there are many back rooms also filled with incredible artwork. So many treasures to be found!

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Artwork on display at Attic Gallery in Portland, Oregon

My paintings will be on display there through June 27th.

Attic Gallery: 206 SW 1st Avenue Portland, OR 97204   503.228.7830

Check it out!

 

A few shots of the new studio

May 29th, 2015

Just wanted to share a very quick few photos taken today in my new art studio. You can see the studio itself is still a blank slate as I’ve just moved in–no new art up on the walls yet. It is bright and spacious!

Oil painter Cedar Lee in her Portland, OR art studio

Oil painter Cedar Lee in her Portland, OR art studio

Mixing oil colors into cold wax medium on the floor, as I often do.

Oil painter Cedar Lee in her Portland, OR art studio

Oil painter Cedar Lee in her Portland, OR art studio

Sneak peek at just-started work-in-progress!

Oil painter Cedar Lee in her Portland, OR art studio

Oil painter Cedar Lee in her Portland, OR art studio

Laying out wet canvases to dry on the drying rack.

Oil painter Cedar Lee in her Portland, OR art studio

Oil painter Cedar Lee in her Portland, OR art studio

If you are local to Portland and you’d like to make an appointment for a studio visit, let me know!

And please do drop by this Thursday, June 4th for the First Thursday art walk at Attic Gallery–I’m planning to be there at least part of the evening between 6-9 pm, along with 5 of my large-scale paintings.

 

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