Thursday, August 25, 2016

Painting Balch creek in MacLeay Park Portland Oregon August 23, 2016

Plein air painting with Jacki Lukowski and John Lehman. Here is a video of my painting the bridge across Danford Balch creek. Danford was the first person legally hanged in Oregon territory on October 17,  1859 for shooting his son-in-law after he eloped with Balch's 16 year old daughter. Jacki is painting in the background of this video. 


John Lehman painting from the creek bed.

Jacki painting from the trail.

Jacki's painting of the Balch creek bridge.

John's watercolor in progress.

Brooks' painting of the Balch creek bridge.




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Plein air painting a rose named Sweetness August 18, 2016

Rose named Sweetness at the Rose Test Garden is purple and smells so sweet. Plein air painting August 18, 2016 with Kara Wilde, John Lehman, and Mary Hill. 

Kara Wild painting the rose red.

Mary Hill and John Lehman.

Brooks painting the roses purple.

Sweetness Rose

Brooks' painting of Sweetness


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Rick Steffen's Booth at Wednesday Market Portland Oregon August 17, 2016

Plein air painting Rick Steffen's Booth at Wednesday Market Portland Oregon today, August 17, 2016. This is a do-over. A sail boat watercolor becomes Rick Steffens booth acrylic painting through the magic of plein air painting. John Lehman and Kara Wilde were also painting today. 

Brooks' painting of Rick Steffens' Booth

Kara Wilde at market today.

Kara's painting in progress...all about the people.

John Lehman drawing and painting watercolor.

Market sceen with Brooks' painting.

Kids stop to talk art today.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Plein air painting at Peninsula Park Portland Oregon August 16, 2016

Plein air painting the fountain in Peninsula Park Portland Oregon today, August 16, 2016. The bright sun washes out all the color of the roses in the background of this video. That pesky sun does the same thing to my vision so I have to paint fast. Here is a video starting with a previous rose painting. This is a do-over. John Lehman, Kara Wilde, and Judy Shaw joined me in painting the roses of Peninsula Park today. Thanks for the help.

Judy Shaw painting with oils.

John Lehman painting with watercolors.

Kara Wilde painting with oils.

Peninsula Park Fountain (a photo).

Peninsula Park Fountain - a painting by Brooks 

The start of Judy's painting of the gazebo at Peninsula Park.