Painting the USCGC Fir and USCGC Bluebell in Portland Oregon June 9, 2016
USCGC Fir and USCGC Bluebell visited Portland Oregon for Fleet Week this year. These hard working vessels maintain the navigation buoys along the Columbia/Snake river and the Oregon and Washington coast. This is a gouache painting on hot-pressed paper. The rain held off until I could complete this painting. Kara Wilde was also painting these ships today.
Video of my plein air painting.
USCGC Fir (the larger ship) and USCGC Bluebell (in front).