Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Monday, October 8, 2012
EAST HILLS AND FARM
East Hills and Farm
12 x 9
I am painting with Sally O'Neill at The Gorge White House. The whole valley is filled with smoke. The only way to see Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams is to know where they are, and spot the hazy tip emerging from the atmosphere. The east hills are golden, hazy behind the farmhouses and nearer trees. We settle down to paint the last of the Dahlias. Sally made me put the house in. Turns out, she was right.
As a plein air painter, I spend many contented hours sitting in some inspiring spot with the sights and sounds of the outdoors, capturing my impressions of light and color. Back in the studio, these works expand, recreating a particular place in a special moment.
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