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A Painted Journey on Oregon's Eastside
A Painted Journey on Oregon's Eastside
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My book, “Land Escapes,” needs funding to be printed. It is ready to go!

It is 8x8, will have a sturdy soft cover with glossy UV coating and a 7.5 flap. There are 192 pages with original art, including 5 hand painted maps, so that you may follow my journey to the painting sites, restaurants, and lodging. Land Escapes will be Smyth sewn (lay flat binding). Could be a gorgeous painted guide to travel with or an entertaining coffee table book. Please review the rewards. There are Original Paintings, Giclee Prints, and the book "Land Escapes." Please choose a reward, and contribute to bring "Land Escapes" to life. I will be forever grateful. Thank You.

Front cover
Front cover

This painted guide is 13 years in the making. All my traveling, painting 182 images, recording, remembering, and updating was done to inspire an appreciation for the beauty found in the High Desert. I believe if you pre-purchase this book and travel through the pages, you will have a desire to get behind the wheel, and discover for yourself the grandeur found on Oregon’s Eastside.

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Back cover

Painting on location is a great way to meet the locals and gather information about an area. Please consider selecting a reward and contributing to make my 13 year project a reality. THANK YOU.

3 Greeting cards 4.5x6 images of paintings in book "Land Escapes"
3 Greeting cards 4.5x6 images of paintings in book "Land Escapes"
7 Greeting Cards 4.5 x 6 with envelopes. Images of paintings in book "Land Escapes"
7 Greeting Cards 4.5 x 6 with envelopes. Images of paintings in book "Land Escapes"
1 Greeting card 4.5 x 6  "On The Road Again" included with each book.
1 Greeting card 4.5 x 6 "On The Road Again" included with each book.
"SPRINGTIME IN SISTERS" 14 x 26 signed/numbered Giclee print, image in book
"SPRINGTIME IN SISTERS" 14 x 26 signed/numbered Giclee print, image in book
"SEPTEMBER'S SONG" Signed/numbered Giclee  14" x 14" Image in Book.
"SEPTEMBER'S SONG" Signed/numbered Giclee 14" x 14" Image in Book.

Original  Pastel Painting

"The Gorge White House" 8"x6" Original Pastel Painting, Framed with Museum glass to 14"x12" Featured on P. 185 in "Land Escapes."
"The Gorge White House" 8"x6" Original Pastel Painting, Framed with Museum glass to 14"x12" Featured on P. 185 in "Land Escapes."

Original Pastel Painting

"Just Baled" Original Pastel Painting 6"x8"Framed with Museum glass to 12"x14" featured on P. 100 in "Land Escapes."
"Just Baled" Original Pastel Painting 6"x8"Framed with Museum glass to 12"x14" featured on P. 100 in "Land Escapes."
Sun Setting, Mt. Pueblo 6"X8"Original Pastel Painting framed with museum glass to 12"X14"featured on P. 120 in "Land Escapes" and 2 signed Books
Sun Setting, Mt. Pueblo 6"X8"Original Pastel Painting framed with museum glass to 12"X14"featured on P. 120 in "Land Escapes" and 2 signed Books

Original Pastel Painting

"Blackberry Blossoms" Original Pastel Painting 7"X8"  framed with Museum glass, painted at Borden Beck Wildlife Preserve featured on P. 33 in "Land Escapes."
"Blackberry Blossoms" Original Pastel Painting 7"X8" framed with Museum glass, painted at Borden Beck Wildlife Preserve featured on P. 33 in "Land Escapes."
"Hollyhock Cottage Garden" 10"X7" Original Pastel Painting Framed with Museum glass to 15"X12" featured on P. 161 in "Land Escapes" and 2 signed Books
"Hollyhock Cottage Garden" 10"X7" Original Pastel Painting Framed with Museum glass to 15"X12" featured on P. 161 in "Land Escapes" and 2 signed Books
"Blue Bird Day" 12"X10" Original Pastel Painting framed with Museum glass to 17"X15" Featured on P. 53 in land Escapes ( 2 books)
"Blue Bird Day" 12"X10" Original Pastel Painting framed with Museum glass to 17"X15" Featured on P. 53 in land Escapes ( 2 books)

Original Pastel Painting

"Overlooking Hood River Valley and Mt. Adams" Original refined plein air 10"X12"Framed with Museum glass to 12"X14" Pastel Painting on  P. 186 & P. 187, a spread in "Land Escapes."
"Overlooking Hood River Valley and Mt. Adams" Original refined plein air 10"X12"Framed with Museum glass to 12"X14" Pastel Painting on P. 186 & P. 187, a spread in "Land Escapes."

Original Pastel Painting 

"REACHING OUT" 22" x 26" Framed with Colorado Goldsmith Frame, spread on P. 168 and P.169 in "Land Escapes"
"REACHING OUT" 22" x 26" Framed with Colorado Goldsmith Frame, spread on P. 168 and P.169 in "Land Escapes"
"Magic Moment, Metolius River" "20X16" Original Pastel Painting featured on P. 27 in "Land Escapes"
"Magic Moment, Metolius River" "20X16" Original Pastel Painting featured on P. 27 in "Land Escapes"

Original Pastel Painting

Painted Hills, Winter Run-Off 22"x25" framed/museum glass 28"x31"featured on P.163 in "Land Escapes."
Painted Hills, Winter Run-Off 22"x25" framed/museum glass 28"x31"featured on P.163 in "Land Escapes."

Risks and challenges

Printing 192 pages of full color correctly could be a challenge. Because the book is printed in the U.S. I plan to be available for the press run. I don't foresee any shipping complications. I expect to have the books, "Land Escapes," in July.

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    3 Greeting Cards 4.5"x6" with envelopes

    Cards are 4.5" x 6" images of original paintings in my book "Land Escapes."

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    1 signed book "Land Escapes and 1 Print

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    Original pastel painting "Hart Mountain Sunrise" is 18"x22" including Colorado Goldsmith frame with museum glass. Painting is featured on page 73 of Land Escapes.

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