Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Painting King George Rhodies at Crystal Springs April 25, 2017

Painting in the rain with Paul Lockhart, Roberta Hodara, and John Lehman at Crystal Springs Gardens in Portland Oregon. Nice wet Portland day but only about 10% of the Rhodies are blooming. There is a lot more color to come in the month of May.
Video of Brooks painting in the rain.

Rhoda painting under cover.

Paul Lockhart and his oil pastels.

John Lehman and his watercolors.

Brooks' King George Rhodies.

Paul's King George Rhodies

Monday, April 17, 2017

Painting the King George Rhodies at Crystal Springs April 17, 2017

Painting the King George Rhodies at Crystal Springs Garden this afternoon, April 17, 2017, with John Lehman and Paul Lockhart. 
It rained all afternoon so we stood under the wide poarch and pained the Rhodies and in rain. 

Brooks painting the King George Rhodies.

View from the poarch.

Paul Lockhart with oil pastels.

Paul's pastel of the rhodies and a goose.

Brooks' King George Rhody trunks...

John and Paul on the dry poarch. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Painting the Rose Test Garden (sans roses) April 13, 2017

Painting the blooming trees in the Rose Test Garden in Portland Oregon, April 13. Kara Wilde, John Lehman, and Paul Lockhart joined me today painting the trees at the Rose Test Garden. It was cold and wet and we are 2 months from having any blooms on the roses. The Rose Garden looks like a construction zone with most of the walkways and stairs being replaced with ADA standard ramps...Yea..I have appoligized to people in wheel chair for not having ramps in our Rose Garden. I won't have to do that again. 
Here I am painting the trees white and the rose bushes red.

Brooks painting the blooming trees at the rose garden.

Paul Lockhart with oil pastel.

Paul's oil pastel for the white trees.

Kara, Paul, and John in a moment of sunshine.

Kara's white trees oil painting.

John and his watercolors.

John's watercolors in progress. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Painting Crystal Springs Gardens April 11, 2017

Painting the magnolias and rhodys that are starting to bloom at Crystal Springs Gardens April 11, 2017. Humberto Gonzalez, Yolanda Valdes-Rementaria, Kara Wilde, Roberta Hodara, Vicky, Gretchin, John Lehman, Paul Lockhart, all joined me painting the trees and ducks and water of Crystal Springs.
Yolanda at work

Yolanda's painting "bridge and magnolia"

Paul and Humberto

Paul's oil pastel

Humberto's watercolor



John Lehman


Brooks' magnolia tree