Monday, August 21, 2006

Dancing the Argentine Tango to the Light of a '78 Volkswagen

I painted this picture in the middle of the night several years ago. This is still one of my favorite paintings that I've done. =)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Painting in Cannon Beach

I will be painting at Haystack Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon this weekend (August 19-20). I will paint between about 11-6 both Saturday and Sunday. If you’re in the area feel free to stop by the gallery and say hi. Although, if you happen to stop by between 11 and 6 and I’m not there you can bet that I had to make a quick trip to the Cannon Beach Bakery where I’m making one of life’s tough decisions: which type of chocolate cream-filled donut to get. ;) I hear it’s supposed to be in the mid 90’s in the Portland area this weekend so the weather should be about perfect at the beach. =)

2 1/2 weeks ago at soccer I managed to sprain my ankle pretty badly and haven’t been able to walk without crutches or drive since. Today is the first day since then that I’ve been able to start putting weight on my injured foot, so hopefully I’ll be able to walk without crutches by the weekend. I’ve always stood while painting so it’s been a bit tricky learning how to sit and paint the last couple weeks.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Columbia River Gorge

This last weekend I went hiking with a couple friends up Dog Mountain, a 2850 foot peak jetting out of the Columbia River Gorge. I was impressed with how steep the trail actually is all the way up. The panoramic view from the top is well worth the effort to get up there though.

Waterfalls can be seen in the hills across the river, trains traveling up river look like toys nearly 3000 feet below and the fact the little hill next to us is called "Wind Mountain" should have clued me into the fact that I needed to bring a coat to the top. =P (It was quite windy up there. Dog mountain is located right by Hood River, Oregon- the wind surfing capital of the Northwest)

I'm trying to figure out how to drag my easel and watercolors to top of the mountain to do some painting on location, but I'm afraid that may require a pack animal.

Above (from left): Me, Adam and Seth