This is the season for plein air paint outs and I've been busy out there in on good days this week. Monday I went to the Columbia Gorge and revisited the Women's Forum with the view of Crown Point, then found a wonderful spot to paint near the Vista House parking area. It was not windy and there were just enough curious and friendly tourists to be interesting but not distracting. I painted one of the Gorge view on a 6" x 12" panel, then a quick sketch of the Vista House, but it looked like a muffin so I ate it! Not really, it got painted over back at my studio.
During the week I painted flowers from a Farmers Market bouquet and today I painted flowers at R. Blooms in Lake Oswego. More flower paintings will follow!