Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Friday, September 20, 2013
SUNFLOWERS IN HOOD RIVER, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competiton, Day 1
Sunflowers Against the Hills, 12 x 9 oil
How fun to see all the familiar faces at the Gorge White House. I really enjoy painting in the company of all the plein air folk. The flowers on the farm are in rare form, rows and rows of Dahlias, gladiolas, and tall, rangey sunflowers. Energy is high, and it's a delight to see what everyone is painting. Don't miss the show, at the Columbia Center for the Arts, through Sept. 29.
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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