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 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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Painting Elephants at Oregon Zoo March 7, 2017

Painting Elephants at the Oregon Zoo in the rain on March 7, 2017. Kara Wilde, John Lehman, and Paul Lockhart braved the rain to paint at the Oregon Zoo. Fortunately the new elephant house is warm and dry. So when they feed the elephants at 1pm we were all set up and ready for them. 
Kara painting elephant Lilly.

Paul painting Lilly.

John painting elephants.

Memorial to Packy.

Youngest elephant Lilly (4 years old)

Painters in the rain.

John's elephant sketch.

Paul's oil pastel of Lilly.

Brooks' Lilly and Sumatru