After church today we headed to the Bothell Art Festival being held on the grounds of Cascadia College/University of Washington Bothell Campus. We were hoping to see one of our favorite contemporary artists Patty Forte Linna. Here she is with her friend and fellow artist Pepper Peterson. Can you guess what color is Pepper’s favorite? Hint…look at her shoes, top and hair! Both of these gals are so full of energy. They are starting a blog called Painters With Issues. You can see some of Patty’s art at her website here. If you click on the link the first photo you’ll see is my daughter’s new favorite. Patty painted it from a photograph of her mother and father as a gift for their 63rd wedding anniversary. Go ahead and click, you’ll be happy you did.
This is the Patty Forte Linna painting we own. It’s beautifully framed and hanging in a prominent spot in my living room.
After our walk through the booths we strolled around the campus and to the wetland area adjacent to campus. Such a lovely setting. (The top right photo in the mosaic is a tree/wood sculpture)
To see more mosaics please visit Mary at Little Red House.
Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.
39 thoughts on “Mosaic Monday ~ Painters With Issues!”
this is some fantastic artwork
I can see why Katie loves that photo! HoooRah!
What a beautiful painting!!!! I’m still trying to figure out what is in the top right of your mosaic….I must be looking right past the obvious.
Lovely mosaics, Ellen. The art festival is something we would have enjoyed!
That is a wonderful and artistic mosaics. I love art fairs!
Wonderful paintings! Thanks for sharing them & her website!
Love that wood sculpture! What a great fair that must have been!
Two beautiful mosaics, and a link to some wonderful art, too! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. 🙂
I love art festivals. Great place to people watch as well as enjoy the art! Fun time! Great tree sculpture!
I didn’t know about this little festival — I live in Gig Harbor. Not that I would have had the energy to get there since I’m suffering from acute jet lag. Looks like you had a great time.
Gorgeous artwork! I love the one you own! Very pretty mosaic, the tree sculpture is really interesting!
That festival looks like a real good time and has some nice work. Very pretty pictures my friend 🙂
Wow, they look like fun people. I love your painting, it is just gorgeous! The mosaic is cool too, the sculptures are my favorite. Looks like a beautiful place.
Lovely! I am especially taken with the green. Would green happen to be a favorite color? 🙂
Red and the big bright red! I love this color too! I am glad I clicked the link! What a lovely photograph! She is a great artist!
The wooden sculptures are great yard art!
Patty is a fabulous artist! I love the painting she made for her parents..it looked very Norman Rockwell in style, and he is one of my favorites. Happy MM!
Oh I love all of these! Wonderful paintings!
Love art festivals…it’s always fun to see all the different styles and colors and subjects. These gals really do look like they are full of life. Oh I love your second mosaic, too. It makes me want to take a walk in a field.
Would her favorite color be red?? 😀 I bookmarked her site and will check it out when have a little more time.
Thanks for stopping by.
Love that painting!!!!!
love the painting.. awesome artwork!
Neat mosaics. I love the scupltures!
Wow! What a vibrant post – the people matched the sculptures and pictures so well! A great start to a new week!
The artwork is absolutely beautiful. I have bookmarked the link for some later browsing.
Your mosaic is wonderful. Love the wood sculpture in the field.
Have a great week.
Love the artwork.
Fantastic mosaic Ellen.
Have a great week.
Love that artwork! And I can see why that one of the couple is a favorite… I kinda fell in love with it myself. Her parents must have been so touched♥
It was so great to meet you yesterday. What a fun post you did of Patty and I. You’ll have to teach us more of how you do this. Wonderful!
Hope to see you again soon.
Oh, my…that Patty Forte Linna you have Ellen just takes my breath away… Such a serene, holy, spiritual energy it has…wow–DAZZLING! Happy Day ((HUGS))
Pepper looks like a fun person to be around. I also love that print. What a great day!
What a fun painting for her parents 63rd Anniversary!
Wish I was there!
What great mosaics!!
Ellen, you find the most interesting things to do. Thanks for taking me there. I have only driven through Bothell but have never stopped to snoop around, but I am heading to one of the places you suggested to me this coming weekend. I’ll let you know what I find. It won’t be long until you head my way. I’m already looking forward to that. Kathy
Oooh, love her painting!
Have a great day!
She looks like she would have a lot of fun while she paints.
What a lovely place to visit, and you must have brought home so much inspiration. Your mosaics look fun. Great photos.
Beautiful painting – lucky you!
When we were down your way in March we found ourselves on that campus, driving around, looking for a way to get back on the highway! I thought that it looked like a great place to go to school.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love those paintings. Just lovely.
Hello Ellen B., What fun you must have had wondering through the booths. It looks like it was a perfect day.
😉 cori g.
Oh how I loved this post. I followed the link and really enjoyed Patty’s work!