Friday, May 30, 2008

Port of Kalama "Lupines in May"

16"x20" acrylic on canvas

Lupines in May

The Lower Columbia River is a scenic place. The Oregon hills near the town of Goble is in the distance. The far hills are mostly Douglas fir trees. The scotch broom are hard on my eyes and sinuses, but are beautiful and provide a great color contrast to the lupines.

This painting is from near the Marine Park at the Port of Kalama. The north end of Sandy Island is middle ground left. Cottonwood trees grow on the island.

130 years ago trains were ferried through this river scene from Kalama to St. Helens. Today large ships travel the Columbia here several times a day.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lupines on the Columbia River at Kalama

I did this plein air acrylic painting yesterday. The weather was cool. This is on a trail at the Port of Kalama along the Columbia River. Lupines, scotchbroom, and daisies are all in bloom. I've been anxious to get out and paint the colorful lupines. The river has been high because of all of the snowmelt in the mountains. Sandy Island is to the left and Oregon hills are above the island.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Silas takes care of Grandpa

Grandkids in the Spring

Remington catching

Every girl's dream....CharLee got a horse for her 9th birthday.

Reece batting

Fishing on the Columbia River in Kalama

Friday, May 16, 2008

Marine Park ~ Port of Kalama ~ Columbia River

Plein Air watercolor from mile marker 49 in the shipping channel of the Columbia River. This afternoon was our first hot day of the year. This setting is at the Port of Kalama in Kalama, Washington. The river is high and cold. This is part of the Marine Park at the Port of Kalama.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Lake Sacajawea ~ Longview, Washington ~ May 9th

Plein Air watercolor painting of Lake Sacajawea Longview, WA. The yellow irises that line the lake's shore are starting to bloom. Many people were out walking on this beautiful morning.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

7up Bottling Co.Sign ~ Portland, Oregon 5/08/2008

This morning I painted the old 7up Bottling Co. building in SE Portland, OR. It is on Sandy Blvd. I think the building is vacant.

This building has a charming art deco design and has been around a long time. It has a great old sign. The 7up bubble logo faces three directions and the old bottle at the top reminds me of the kind of bottle you'd find in a 1950's gas station; and that you'd slide out of a chest cooler dispenser, (after the 15cent deposit).

Friday, May 2, 2008

Multnomah Falls Oregon ~ by Allan Wise

May 2, 2008 ~Today I did two plein air paintings of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Many people stopped and visited as I worked. This composition is a beautiful natural setting. I enjoy the days Marie and I paint together, but today she worked.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

R.A.Long High School ~ Longview, Washington

Plein Air painting May 1,2008 of R.A. Long High School in Longview, Washington. It was a cool but pleasant morning. I worked from Lake Sacajawea to complete this watercolor.

CharLee and Remington had their game rained out, but I still got their picture. They play Little League for Minister and Glaeser Surveying.

Reece is on first base after getting a hit off of Trevor. He plays Little League for the Red Sox/Steelies

Silas is thinking about growing teeth.