Peaceful Mountain 10" x 10" November
painting plein air
September Mountain 9" x 12"
Summer Path 16" x 20"
On a beautiful Fall day a few days ago, I went to paint plein air at one of my favorite paces, Powell Butte Nature Park. From that height, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and other mountains in the Cascade range are visible on a clear day. I painted on a square to focus on Mt. Hood, bright against a blue sky.
At the visitor center, there is a quote from John Muir: "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in, where Nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." I hope that my paintings will capture some of that healing beauty we all receive from Nature.