The Columbia Gorge: a day of painting

We went off to the Columbia Gorge, to Rooster Rock, on Saturday, Jer to photograph and I to paint with the plein air group.

The early part of the painting day was foggy and cold:

ColumbiaRiverAMPhotow

Naturally, that’s when I began my painting. About half way through the process, it turned gorgeous and sunny:

ColumbiaRiverSunPhotoW

Too late, said I:

ColumbiaRiverMorningFogWThe Columbia River, Morning Fog, 12 x 16″, oil on board, 2009.

This is quite a contrast to the heavy buildings and equally heavy foliage I’ve been painting around Portland. Another painting I did at the Gorge that day can be found in the continuation. –June

ColumbiaRiverSailboatWColumbia River Sailboat, 12 x 16″, oil on board, 2009.

I’m practicing water and skies, hoping to find ways to paint the desert. There are certain similarities.

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One Response to The Columbia Gorge: a day of painting

  1. Sheila says:

    Ah plein air – the point, I understand, is to work fast before the light/weather changes! I suspect I wouldn’t do well with that.

    Love the sailboat. Like the foggy morning too. Very impressionistic.

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