Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Painting the cherry trees by Steel Bridge March 28, 2017

Plein air painting the cherry trees along the Willamette River near the Steel Bridge in Portland Oregon today, March 28. Paul Lockhart and Kara Wilde joined me painting the trees pink. When the cherry tree bloom the tourist and locals all come out. Lots of people on the waterfront today.
Kara Wild painting the cherry trees.

Paul Lockhart and his two painting. wow.

brooks with a painting and cherry trees.

Kara's cherry tree painting.

brooks' cherry trees

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Painting Cornell Farms March 16, 2017

Plein air painting in Portland without rain. We did not know what to do with ourselves today...so we painted Cornell Farms on Barnes Road. Beautiful weather. Hard to believe it is Portland. Kara Wilde, Paul Lockhart, John Lehman, and Judy Shaw joined me..Carrie Holst painted at PSU after I managed to confuse her as to our location. Sorry Carrie. Paul Lockhart's oil pastel is hanging inside the Cornell Farms Cafe.
Paul and Kara

John in action

John's watercolor

Judy Shaw and her painting.

Paul's oil pastel.

Two more of Paul'a pastels.

Paul with his pastel hanging in the Cafe.

Cornell Farms Cafe

Brooks' painting of hanging baskets.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Painting Ross Island Bridge in the rain, March 14, 2017

Painting in the rain today at the CLSB in Portland Oregon. Wet on wet painting today. This is a do-over. Originally a market scene becomes Ross Island Bridge through the magic of plein air painting. Kara Wilde was also painting in the rain today. (The CLSB is the Collaborative Life Sciences Building of OSU, PSU and OHSU). 

Kara Wilde painting Tilikum Crossing.

Yes it was a little wet.

Brooks' Ross Island Bridge in the rain.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Painting aboard the Steamer Portland March 8, 2017.

Plein air painting in the rain in Portland at the Oregon Maritime Museum aboard the Steamer Portland. Kara Wilde, Paul Lockhart, John Lehman, and I painted under the awning on the deck of the steamer. Nice view but cold and wet. Welcome to plein air painting in Portland. I painted the Smith Block, an "iron" building on SW Naito. Walkers along the waterfront today were very scarce. A little misty rain and everyone disappears.

Kara painting Burnside Bridge.

John painting Morrison Bridge.

Paul painting the USS Oregon superstructure.

Brooks painting Smith Block

Pauls' USS Oregon superstructure

Brooks' Smith's Block