Now in its ninth year, it's an honor to participate in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air show, which opens at the Columbia Arts Center in Hood River, OR, this Friday, Sept. 6th. Every year this show gets better and better and is now starting to draw terrific artists from throughout the western U.S. This show is ALWAYS worth the short hour drive from Portland!
I've been fortunate to take part in this show since its inception in 2005 and having the opportunity to paint out in the Columbia River Gorge never tires. This area is more than deserving to be on the map of great plein air destinations in the country.
Below is a preview of three of the five paintings submitted to this years' show. The top two were painted on the first day of the Paint Out last Friday. Finishing off the day of painting with a pint at the Full Sail Brewery ain't too shabby either...
Clouds & Orchards, 11" x 14" Oil.
Mt Hood Foothills, 12" x 12" Oil.
And then one from earlier in the summer...
Gorge View, 6" x 7 1/2" Oil.