Tuesday was hot so we took a drive down the old Columbia Gorge highway to the Sandy River, to swim and paint and people watch. It was crowded for a weekday with boaters and floaters. I managed to find a spot in the shade with a view of the river just large enough for my easel and body. One step back and I got stuck by a sharp branch, shrubs on my sides, a steep sand dune in front. So I painted fast and took lots of photos for future reference! 8" x 10" oil paint on canvas board.