South of Wooden Wheel Lodge

Joe’s sons showed me the trail south of the Wooden Wheel Lodge and left me there to paint my way back. It was a great day. Even though it sprinkled and then rained, the trees gave just enough protection. I could hear something out in the water, it sounded large, but I never saw it as I painted this piece. Gouache on watercolor paper, 4 by 6 inches.

Fog over Rockaway

The fog lasted for quite a while over the surf at Rockaway Beach, OR. Here’s my 4×6 inch Plein air gouache study of it, with a little sand stuck to the left edge of the painting. It was heaven to have the boys playing in the sand nearby and Jackie sitting with me while I painted this. Gouache on watercolor paper, 4 by 6 inches.

An impressionistic painting of an old tree sitting in front of some small hills

Picnic at Wes’

On the last day of the Bingham Arts Plein Air Paint Out, Tim, Nasan and I wandered over to a spot on Wes’ ranch that had a beautiful view of the Snake River. Down below the fields next to the river are a picnic table and this old tree. I told Tim that I had to paint it because it was flirting with me. Oil on gessoed board, 10 x 8 inches.