Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
MT HOOD DAWN
Mt. Hood Dawn Oil on Panel, 16 x 12
What is it about morning light? There is a fine mist in the valley, and the rising sun glistens on the Sandy River. It's a day for visitors. Several people stop by and watch us paint. Another artist stops by and shares her portfolio. Walkers, joggers, even people having breakfast in transit. All of them leave us in just a few minutes. Painting is such a great way to spend more time, really experiencing a place.
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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