Sunday, December 22, 2013

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping at Portland Saturday Market

Do your last-minute Christmas shopping at Portland Saturday Market at Waterfront Park here in Portland (2 Naito Parkway).  Mesman Images Booth 208 under the Burnside Bridge will give you 10% off if you mention this ad.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fest Days at Portland Saturday Market

Today is the first day of Portland Saturday Market's Fest Days.  Open from December 18th to December 24tt, 11am to 5pm.

Come to Mesman Images booth 208 under the Burnside Bridge and mention this ad for 10% off. See you then!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cold, Cruel Cold, Icecold days in Portland Oregon

Don't you wish that you could change these frosty winter days in Portland to a warm, sunny day in a lavender field?  Or, like our dogs Lucie and Sophie, spread out on the couch with your favorate toy  and dream, rather than working outdoors like we have to?!

Original and Innovative Facades

How about some original painted facades . . . Although from different eras and styles, each is as  beautiful and original as it gets.

The house in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland (above left) is owned by Malermeister Seibel and has been painted by himself. (Detlef Seibel) (Photo

The Kansas City Public Library's parking garage is known as the Community Bookshelf and was built by the Design Firm Dimentional Innovations. Probably the most unconventional garage facade ever!

The beautiful Fresco painted on the house at the Obere Gasse in Chur, Switzerland was painted by unknown and photographed by Yvonne Mestre of Mesman Images

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Portland Saturday Market is open on Sundays Too!

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night”will keep Portland Saturday Market vendors from setting up shop in Waterfront Park!

While yesterday was as cold as it gets in Portland, today, Sunday December 8th (YES, the Market is open on Sundays, too!)  the sun will be shining and the warming stations will be cozy.  Come on Portlanders!  Come do your holiday shopping at the only place you'll find original, handmade gifts produced locally.  See us at Mesman Images, booth #208, under the Burnside Bridge.  Mention this post and we'll give you 10% off any purchase.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday at Portland Saturday Market

 Small Business Saturday - Shop Small - Come and see us at Waterfront Park under the Burnside Bridge, booth #208 Mesman Images.  Portland Saturday Market is open today (Nov30th) from 10am to 5pm.  Support local businesses!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a good glass of wine everyone! Cheers from Mesman Images.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Christmas Gift to Accompany Good Food and Drink

 Here is a gift for someone who likes good food or someone who enjoys time in the kitchen preparing good eats!  Come and see us at Portland Saturday Market this Small Business Saturday - we are Mesman Images booth #208 under the Burnside Bridge.

Our digital paintings, printed on canvas and mounted on 6" x 16" panels, are coated with a laminate that renders them durable in any house or office environment.  You can even wipe them down with a damp cloth, if necessary.  Here's more good food and drink, with cheese, wine, and chocolate!
bon appetit, à votre santé, cheers, bon appetite, prost, guten appetit, bon apetito, chin-chin, salud!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Small Business Saturday at Portland Saturday Market

At Mesman Images, we don't just sell ordinary photography.  We are different.  We've created our own method of combining multiple images into one work of art that's vastly more interesting and attractive than a mere collage.  Our customers frequently ask, "Are these paintings?"  We call them  "digital paintings".  Here are a couple of examples.

Seasons at Multnomah Falls & Fantasy at Portland Japanese Garden
We print these giclees on canvas and either stretch them as "gallery wraps" or mount them on wood.

Don't forget, Small Business Saturday, the day that's dedicated to supporting small businesses like ours, is this weekend (Nov. 30th), sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.   We hope to see you at Portland Saturday Market in our booth #208 under the Burnside Bridge in Waterfront Park.  Mention this post or Small Business Saturday and we'll give you 10% off of any purchase! 

Check out more digital paintings here tomorrow. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Spark Some Ideas for Christmas Gifts

Tomorrow, November 23rd, will be sunny and 49 degrees here in the Pacific Northwest. Portland Saturday Market (Oops . . . open on Sundays, too!) will be open, jam-packed with numerous artists selling creative work that could cross some gifts off of your Holiday list or maybe spark some ideas for those hard-to-shop-for family & friends.  Come down to the Waterfront and see our latest
6" x 16" digital paintings in booth #208, Mesman Images, under the Burnside Bridge. See you then; mention this post and get 10% off!

By the way, don't forget to bring your furry friends, for whom the walk through the market site is paradise and the best social training a puppy could ever receive! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

For the Love of Trees

Check out our new TREE GALLERY at , where we show off some of the  spectacular colors of Japanese Maples in different seasons, as well as some shots of trees along the Canal du Midi, in France.

Did you know that this popular canal was built all the way back in the 1600's by Pierre-Paul Riquet?  His waterway runs from the town of Sete on the Mediterannean to the town of Toulouse, where the Garonne River takes over and links to the Atlantic Ocean.  Sadly, Riquet never had the chance to see his massive work finished; he died eight months prior to its completion. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Small Business Saturday

Who decided that Small Business Saturday would be best placed between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?!  That person didn't have much concern for small businesses, who get crushed by Black Friday sales where everyone buys big screen TVs, cell phones, computers and so on, while on Monday the plan is to spend the day sitting in front of a computer screen, spending . . .  spending . . .  spending.

We have a great idea . . . come down to Portlands's Waterfront Park and spend some of your Cyber money on gifts that are handmade here in the US; here at Portland Saturday Market, originality and creativity is hard at work, all year 'round.  Visit ourbooth #208 under the Burnside Bridge -Mesman Images- & check out our digital paintings & fine art photography.  Mention this post & get 10% off. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

St. Johns Bridge, Portland, Oregon

Do you like Portland's St. Johns Bridge?  We do!  Here is a series of images of the bridge in one digital painting by Yvonne Mestre.  Come and see it in person this weekend at Portland Saturday Market (oops! also open on Sundays) Our booth #208 is safe and dry under the Burnside Bridge in Waterfront Park. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Year's Last First Thursday in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon

Today November 7th is the year's last "First Thursday Art Walk" in the Pearl District here in Portland, Oregon. Don't forget to buy your gifts locally!  We are Mesman Images, selling photography and digital  paintings as well as handmade pendants, ornaments, and magnets displaying our photography.  We buy all our supplies in the US, helping to support 7 other businesses besides our own.  This evening, we'll be located on NW 13th between Hoyt and Irving.  Rain or shine, 6pm - 10pm.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Grotesque Halloween

 Last night, Halloween, was the year's last Last Thursday on Alberta, here in Portland.  And. . . it was grotesque!  While on all other Last Thursdays the street was closed to traffic, yesterday it was re-opened and it seemed like the public said, "Let's go elsewhere" . . . Those of us who very much needed to add some sales to our bottom line were there only to watch kids trick-or-treat in the early evening and contemplate the empty streets once it was dark.

What's so terrible is that, we, the artists, who have for years helped to get people interested in Alberta's Art Walk every Last Thursday, have been forgotten as the event has been transformed into  a "Drink Fest".

Hello Portland, . . . how about reinstating an Art Walk on Alberta or elsewhere in the city, to thank Portland's art community for its efforts to put Alberta's Last Thursday on the map.

This weekend, come visit the Mesman Images booth #208 at Portland Saturday Market, beneath the Burnside Bridge.  By the way, the Market is also open on Sundays!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Visit us at the Portland waterfront

On this sunny weekend in Portland, Oregon come to the waterfront and add a visit to us at Portland Saturday/Sunday Market at
See you there!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fall Maple at the Portland Japanese Garden

Here is our new 4 panel framed "quadtych" of the Portland Japanese Garden's maple that overlooks the upper pond.  Measuring 33" x 84", it's perfect for offices or homes with large walls in need of color.  Check it out

Friday, May 10, 2013

Shop for Mom at Portland Saturday Market

Portland Saturday Market is the perfect place to buy a special gift for Mothers' Day.  Buying high-quality hand-made products directly from the artisans who made them is not only much more original and thoughtful than buying mass-produced products at the mall, it also keeps a maximum of your dollars here in the local economy.  The Market is open on Saturday from 10-5 and on Sunday from 11-4:30.  Spend $25 and get a free Tri-Met ticket or two free hours of parking at any Smart Park garage.  Mention this post and receive 10% off any purchase at our Mesman Images booth #208, beneath the Burnside Bridge at Waterfront Park.