Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Hood Valley Sky
24 x 18

Sept 2, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Day 3

At Sakura Ridge B & B the views are spectacular.  The whole Hood River Valley stretches out below us, dotted with farms and patched with forest.  Mount Hood rises above the misty valley, still shadowed in the late morning.  I bravely set up an 18 x 24 canvas on my largest easel.  After the first hour of painting, I have to take down my umbrella.  The wind has come.  After another hour, I am struggling to keep the canvas from sailing off into the pear trees.  Okay.  A simple painting is better than a smeared one.

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