Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
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. karenlewisstudio.com
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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