Tuesday, September 11, 2012


West Light on East Fork
12 x 9

Sept 1, Pacific Northwest Plein  Air Competition, Day 2.

Painting a 24 x 18 is exhausting.  I come down from Sahalie Falls, day 1, and rest in a campground for an hour. This is the scene I'm contemplating.  With light glowing through the trees and bouncing off the water, I find it hard to close my eyes. I want to get out my paints, but I know that the minute I do, the sun will fall behind those trees and the light will be over.  So I go back the next day at the same time.  Nature's reruns are never exactly the same, but sometimes you can recapture the essence.

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