Sunday, September 15, 2013


Eugene, oil on panel 9 x 12
After a really long drive yesterday, I have once again gotten up early to drive to a paint-out competition.  This view from Skinner's butte is my afternoon painting, looking down on the downtown area of Eugene.  It's a hot day, barely tolerable from under my umbrella, with the sun reflecting off the pavement of the parking lot.  Two years ago when I visited Eugene, the town looked discouraged.  Now it is waking up, with fresh activities downtown, and a really great community effort in putting on this art competition.