Thursday, July 25, 2013

Colored Pencil by Yaquina Bay

3 wonderful days spent in Newport, Oregon with artist
Kristy Kutch

Newport, Oregon is a really nice beach city with a beautiful bay.  The weather was a bit chilly for a Southern California girl, but it was really pleasant.  

The harbor and wharf area are loaded with tourists during the summer months. But walking in the early mornings  there were just a few walkers and runners.

The wharf is filled with fishing boats all bringing in the local catch to sell in the markets and restaurants.  
We ate at a great restaurant/fish house called Local Ocean.  Excellent Food!

From the time I checked in at the Holiday Inn Express and found a row of kisses on the bed, I knew it would be a great three days.

A couple of local artists hard at work!.

All the students/artists were a really friendly bunch of women.  On the first day of class, we all went out to lunch and got to know each other.  Artists always have the best life stories to tell, we all hit it off immediately.

Mom and daughter team hard at work!

Kaye was full of surprises.  She shared some of her art with us from Beaded Hat Pins to Denim Sequined Jackets.  Thank you Kaye for the Hat Pins, I will think of you each time I look at the pretty glass beads.

Lila, besides being an artist is also and author.  She wrote a book of her move from California to Oregon in 1963 with 3 children and their 35 foot trailer entitled Dust In My Bathtub.  I am halfway thru the book and have to laugh at all their escapades.  
What a fun lady she is!

Kristy had so many techniques and tools to share with the class.

Kristy wasn't kidding when she said to bring an extra bag to take home all the art supplies she gives away to her students.  This is only some of the goodies she gave away and raffled off.  

Me and Kristy Kutch on the last day of class.

Thanks Kristy for a great three days in Yaquina Bay, Oregon


  1. I am glad that you had a good time in the class and enjoyed Newport! I took a colored pencil workshop from Kristy a few years ago and learned a lot.

  2. Looks like a super fun time was had by all!