Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wildlife Refuge Wetlands

8 x 10

The Sandhill Cranes are at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge now!

Despite the cool wind and clouds, I drove there in a convertible so that I could hear, see, feel the sacredness of that place!

I heard the cranes before I saw them (click here to listen), but at a certain moment it seemed that it was time to fly off to a progressive dinner on Sauvie Island. Do people still do progressive dinners?

The painting turned out a little darker than I first envisioned, but the cloud cover added to the darkness (and coolness) of the day.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, any day spent painting is a good day!


loriann said...

Love the color palette Katherine!

Celeste Bergin said...

Good painting! I recognize the place.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Loriann! I admire your color palettes very much.

Celeste! Thanks for the comment. It's a great place -- I'm so glad it's protected from development.

Carrie H. said...

Is this place off the LaCenter exit?
I think this is a really good painting too. It has variety in all it's elements.