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