|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.