Monday, September 10, 2012


Sahalie Falls
24 x 18
August 31, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition, Day 1,

We (some 40 painters and 10 or so writers) meet at The Gorge White House, a lovely farm full of flowers, pears, and mountain views.  The past two years I've had difficulty creating good compositions here.  I have a burning desire to go paint at Sahalie Falls, and I am halfway there.  So up the mountain I go, trying to find the place on my recollection from last year.

The falls are exactly where I left them, and luckily, there is light on the water.  This is a cool, quiet spot to paint, with no wind and very few distractions.  I am at peace, having found what I came for.

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