Friday, September 14, 2012


Columbia Gorge Sunrise
12 x 9
Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Day 2

My hosts, the Fields have suggested Ruthton Park for my sunrise painting.  It's a pocket park, with a nice overlook of the Columbia River, and today, a VW van parked in the back corner.  I tiptoe my supplies to the cliff edge and set up to watch the sun rise.  It is a still, cold morning, a slight bite reminding me that fall is around the corner.  Still, I'm confident that sweater weather will end in about an hour.  The river goes through several color phases.  I choose one, and lay it down in paint.

The view in the other direction is enchanting as well.  I'm getting hungry.  But painting comes first.
Train Tunnel at Dawn
8 x 6

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