Thursday, June 22, 2017

Painting 5000 roses at Peninsula Park Portland Oregon, June 22, 2017

Plein air painting the 5000 roses at Peninsula Park Portland Oregon today, June 22, 2017 with Kara Wilde and Paul Lockhart. Boy did we have to paint fast. 5000+ roses in Peninsual Park and 75 variaties of roses. Boy are my arms tired. Paul won the award for the most roses in one painting. Congratulations Paul.

Brooks painting very fast.

Paul painting with oil pastels.

Kara painting with oils.

Brooks with his acrylics. 

Brooks' painting...not quite 5000 roses

Paul's closer to 5000 roses. nice job.

Kara's roses and great fountain. 

100 year old fountain at Peninsula Park and 5000+ roses. 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Painting Portland Farmers Market June 21, 2017P

Painting the Portland Farmers Market today, June 21, 2017., with Paul Lockhart, and Kara Wilde. Sunny and 70s in Portland today at Shemanski Square. Here are a few of our paintings and painters.
Paul and his oil pastel of Santina

Santina the tomato lady

Kara and mini-painting

Kara's mini-painting, love the colors.

Serena and Diane flower vendors.

Brooks' painting of Serena and Diane

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Painting the Dragon Boat Races June 11, 2017

Painting the dragon boat races in Portland Oregon June 11, 2017. Kara Wilde and Peggie Moje were also painting the dragon boats also. If they would just stop moving we could have done better.

Kara Wilde painting the dragon boats

Peggie Moje painting a dragon boat.

Kara and Peggie both hard at work.

Brooks' dragon boats

Peggie Moji's dragon boat.

The real deal, dragon boats with starter boat.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Painting fFleet week 2017 in Portland Oregon

Painting USCGC Alert and USCGC Bluebell today, June 9, 2017, in Portland Oregon. This is an excellent example as to what the pesky sun can do to my vision while I am painting outside (plein air). This video starts with the soft light of the cloudy day. As the sun comes out the background gets bright-bright to the point I cannot see the painting. This is why I love to paint outside on a cloudy day. 

Photo of USCGC Alert and Bluebell

Brooks' painting of USCGC Alert and Bluebell