Painted Comparisons

It’s sometimes fun to put paintings side-by-side, knowing of the different circumstances and dates that they were painted:

xprairiecitymasonictemplewThe Prairie City Masonic Temple, 12 x 16, oil on board, was painted in July, 2008, on a hot, semi-desert evening in eastern Oregon.


The Fremont Bridge, Railroad Crossing, 12 x 16″, oil on board was painted just last week, in mid-November in very damp Portland.  And when I had bagged the painting above, thinking we were done, my painting buddy Jane said she had enough energy for another half hour or so. So out came a new board, and this was result of that painting session — a kind of dessert:

xfremontbridgecondoswThe Fremont Bridge Condos, 12 x 16″, oil on board, was done in a fair amount of haste. The subject was chosen in part because it presented lots less detail to paint; my fingers were freezing and my bladder regretting the warm tea I had drunk to warm them up. And yet the painting has a certain charm, perhaps because of the circumstances. –June

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One Response to Painted Comparisons

  1. Bill Sharp says:

    I enjoyed reading about your plein air adventure near the Fremont Bridge. I admire your willingness to risk the elements with oils. Nice work.


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