Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
DAWN AT THE VINEYARD, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition, Day 5
Vinyard Dawn, 9 x 12 oil
The sun slanting through the leaves makes the grapevines glow. I am surrounded by beautiful views. Just to my right, across the Columbia Gorge, is Mt. Hood. The winery has enchanting nooks, with gazebos and hammocks and swings. How would it be to live with such a view. Would it become ordinary with everyday use? Or would you wake up each day and say, Wow!
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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