Monday, September 22, 2008

Georgia O'Keeffe Country ~ New Mexico ~ Lake Abiquiu and "El Pedernal"

Check out Marie's New Mexico paintings here.

Plaza Blanca ~ The "White Place", New Mexico Geology

From Georgia O'Keeffe's studio in her home in the old pueblo of Abiquiu, New Mexico, she could see this "white place" which she painted. Three miles down a gravel road took her to this eerie geological feature. The vista here is very soft and light with its subtle warm colors.

El Padernal, a flat topped mountain in New Mexico.

Georgia O'Keeffe had her ashes scattered on top of this mountain when she died in the 80's.

New Mexican Cactus

This small cactus was at my feet as I sat with Marie and painted near the "White Place", which is across the Chama River from where Georgia O'Keeffe lived in Abiquiu, NM.

Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ Pink Adobe Building

Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ Pink Adobe building

New Mexico ~ Plein Air Painting with Marie

This painting of "The Pedernal" was made from Abiquiu Lake in New Mexico.

New Mexico vacation September 2008

"The Pedernal" This mountain was a frequent subject of Georgia O'Keeffe's. This is northwest New Mexico about 30 miles northwest of Santa Fe.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Indian Beach ~ Ecola State Park ~ Cannon Beach, Oregon

Marie and I had a fun time painting this afternoon at Indian Beach in Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, Oregon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lake Sacajawea Bridge ~ Longview, WA

Lake Sacajawea
Longview, Washington
Bridge to Japanese Garden
Acrylic Painting

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Columbia River Salmon Fishing "Hogline"

Columbia River salmon fishing today.
The boat nearest to me in this "hogline" landed a fish while I painted this pleasant afternoon on the Lower Columbia River near Kalama, Washington.
Acrylic on canvas 18"X24"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Home View Looking South ~ Columbia River

"Home View" watercolor 14" X20"

Just right of the large cottonwood tree, and at the horizon line, our home's view sees the tallest buildings in downtown Portland, Oregon 40 miles away. We are at an elevation of about 700 feet. Washington is on the left of the Columbia River and Oregon is on the right. This view is spectacular but is visible only about half the days of the year. Northwest clouds and rain like to restrict our vista. The sky is often faded in the late summer here as painted, but can be cobalt or aquamarine too. Green is always the dominant color here. Most of the evergreens are douglas fir trees.

Columbia River at Martin's Bluff

Watercolor 12"X16"

Ship heading upriver towards Portland/Vancouver from Martin's Bluff area. St. Helens, Oregon is across the Columbia River here.

Hogline ~Salmon fishing on Columbia R. at Kalama

Acrylic on Canvas 16"X20"

"Hogline" Fishing on the Lower Columbia River at Kalama for salmon. September 2, 2008