Well, it’s 10 days in, and I’ve been fairly productive, finishing several paintings this week. Last week our plein air group met at a park between Albany and Corvallis — Hyak park. I had a slow morning, and didn’t arrive until 10:30. Lucky me, it had just poured rain moments before I parked, and sparkling diamond drips streamed from the tall trees, but the sun was out so I was feeling optimistic. Four other painters were still there, most had fled with the downpour, so I joined two down along the river, and we went to work. Several more showers tried to chase us all away – but two of us were still there when we quit at noon — dodging another rain shower… After the long hot, dry summer, I was really enjoying the rain, and now with temps in the 90’s predicted for the next couple of days, as a native Oregonian, I’m wishing for MORE RAIN!
Below you can see two of my painting pals, scoping out the river view. That’s where we 3 ended up painting.
The view, looking south during our momentary sun break.
The view looking north.
And now the sun is gone…
Meanwhile, here’s my painting from our visit to Hyak park.
River Reflections watercolor on hot press paper, unframed 5×7 inches $45 + $5 shipping and handling