Monday, November 9, 2009

Celebration Oregon! Oregon Plein Air Painters exhibit

"Deadine Falls",9"x12", pastel
High Desert Galleries in Bend (October)and Redmond (November) are the hosts of this fabulous juried show celebrating the beauty of Oregon. All of the work was painted en plein air, meaning in the open air. By all means, stop into the gallery if you're in Redmond this month and check it out. Here is my contribution to the show. It's of Deadline Falls on the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. As I painted the piece, I saw several salmon jumping up the fall. Pretty nifty!


Karen said...

Oh my gosh! That water is amazing!! I'm wondering how on earth you got that spray just right.

G. Lindwood said...

Thanks Karen. When doing one of these paintings, I spend a lot of time studying the water. Probably more time studying than painting! Then of course the light changes so I have to deal with that. It's challenging but exciting when I feel the painting works.