Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Scrub Jay Now Showing At The Columbia Art Gallery Hood River, OR

Trout Lake Farms Smoke And Sun Plein Air Now Showing At The Columbia Art Gallery

I painted this during the week of the fires.  Smoke actually improves painting conditions if it's not too bad- it adds and interesting hazy atmospheric look. Now showing at The Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River.

New Plein Air Paintings Mt Hood and smokey hills

Mayer Park Along The Columbia River, Oregon

I was headed up to paint at Rowena Crest with a group this morning, but missed them.  It was very windy  there, so I assume they went to lower ground.  I ended up in Mayer Park by myself using my windy weather painting technique, which is to put everything on the ground (it ends up there anyway) and paint sitting on the ground.  What this technique lacks in comfort, it makes up for it practability.  It is just impossible to get anything done when your canvas is flying off your stand.

Thursday, September 13, 2012