Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
ESCAPING THE HEAT
Riverside Rocks, 8 x 10 oil
In this summer of endless dry heat, the river down the street from my house can be ten degrees cooler. I can walk from the riverbank, across a gravel bar, and out to a sometimes island. From there, I can paint with my feet in the water and a cool breeze.
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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