Friday, June 27, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Last week went to a ranch in Mulino where my friend Renita boards her horse. She rode while I painted next to a couple of horses grazing just on the other side of a fence. My subject was the neighbor's old red barn. Cows were seen in the distance. Dogs napped in the sunshine, all very peaceful.
Friday, June 6, 2014
The coast is less than 100 miles from Portland but seems like another world, so I don't go often enough. Last week went to Nehalem Bay State Park, my first time there, a beautiful, quiet place with twisted driftwood, blooming yellow Scotch broom, a deer hidden behind trees. There was a stiff wind that blew my easel over three times before I even got set up, so I painted holding on with my left hand! I finished one 9" x 12" plein air there without dropping it in the sand, later painted another 10" x 10" view in my studio.