Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring, really!

Friday, March 21st was the first official day of Spring, although we have had Spring-like weather lately in Portland.  I painted plein air at the Arboretum in Forest Park among blooming magnolias.  The sky was overcast but I made it home before it rained.  Later I looked at my photos from last year and realized that I had painted in almost exactly the same spot, maybe the same trees!  Some places just draw you in with their beauty.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Tabor Pink and White 9" x 12" on panel

It is still officially winter, but everything in nature around Portland thinks it's Spring.  Flowers are
blooming everywhere, some of the cherry trees blossoms have already been blown away by wind and rain, but luckily I've had time to paint plein air at Mt. Tabor Park while the trees were in bloom.  I liked the two trees together, one pink, one white, like two ballerinas.  It felt great to paint outside!