Monday, January 9, 2017

Painting Nickel Plate 190 Engine at Oregon Rail Heritage Center January 5, 2017

Nickel Plate Engine 190 is a resident at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland Oregon ( The Nickel Plate Railroad was the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad ( This engine pulled passenger trains on the Nickel Plate Road. Kara Wilde, John Lehman, and Paul Lockhart joined me in painting this beautiful engine. Here is a video of my painting using Komadori App on my phone and editing with Windows Movie Maker.

Kara Wilde painting Engine 190.

John Lehman painting Nickel Road Engine 190

Paul Lockhart painting Engine 190

Paul's oil pastel of Engine 190
Brooks' painting of Engine 190

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Painting portl of Portland November 29, 2016

"Indian Ocean" is the name of this ship bringing portland cement to portland.. Like bringing "coal to Newcastle" . Last paintout in November 2016.  Last paintout of 2016. We have had two snow storms in December. Tough on pleinairpainters. John Lehman and Kara Wilde joined me in painting the port.

John Lehman painting the port of Portland.

Kara Wilde painting "Indian Ocean"

Kara's painting of "Indian Ocean"

Brooks' painting of "Indian Ocean"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Painting Crystal Dolphin November 17, 2016

Painting the Crystal Dolphin Ship with Tilikum Crossing over the Willamette River, November 17, 2016. Nice sunny day in Portland before the Thanksgiving week rains.  John Lehman and Kara Wilde also painted this afternoon. 
Video of Brooks painting Crystal Dolphin
Kara Wilde painting Crystal Dolphin

John Lehman painting Tilikum Crossing

Crystal Dolphin

Brooks' Crystal Dolphin

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dancing Light Ranch Lavender painting November 16, 2016

Dancing Light Ranch Lavender Booth at penultimate Wednesday Farmers Market, November 16, 2016.  Love the lavender products sold at market. This is a do-over seascape becomes market scene.#pleinairpainting #PortlandFarmersMarket John Lehman also painted this market today.

Dancing Light Ranch booth

John Lehman painting Shemanski Fountain.

Shemanski Fountain

Painting of Dancing Ligh Ranch booth by Brooks