Thursday, October 8, 2009

Westmoreland Park plein air

18 x 24

under painting

It was a beautiful fall day today at Westmoreland Park in Southeast Portland. I painted en plein air with a friend and we were drawn to the trees along the waterway. The play of light and shadow and the expressive twists of the trunk and branches drew us to them like magnets to paper clips.

Not too hot. Not too cold. Not too windy. Not too many people. Beautiful light. A good friend. And a day to paint outdoors.

I think I was channeling van Gogh today. All of that rich color and texture seemed to call for that kind of response from me.

Life is good!

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