"Crystal Springs Creek", oil on 12" x 16" canvas
A few weeks ago I went to paint plein air along Crystal Springs Creek. I liked this view but just took some photos and set up in a shady spot nearby. That plein air painting went through several transformations, ultimately unsuccessful. So I returned to my photo of this view of the creek flowing under a small bridge, with distant plum trees and lots of cool greens. A cool painting for a hot day here in Portland!