This is a 12x9" oil painting of the world-famous Smith Rocks rock-climbing area in central Oregon, near the tiny town of Terrebonne. This is a view from one of the park entry points, looking downriver along the Crooked River. This painting was done in about 2 1/2 hours alla prima (one sitting) from a photo I took on a trip through the area in September of 2009.
This is a 10x14" watercolor done from a photo taken along the Deschutes River in central Oregon. The river is in a basalt canyon and so gets sun late in the morning and long shadows well before sunset. This is an area where two friends and I camp on an annual float trip.
I have been doing a lot of art related to classes, but not much on my own and haven't posted for some time. Here is a 10x14" watercolor I just finished. It is from a reference photo I took on a trip through central Oregon last year. This location is Smith Rocks, in the Crooked River canyon near Terrebonne, Oregon. It is a world-famous rock climbing destination. The rock faces which are so valued by the rock climbers are also very picturesque, especially in early or late light.