Friday, August 28, 2009
day two--2009 Hood River Plein Air Competition/Event
We painted at Columbia Hills State Park today. I was surprised to find a cemetery near the entrance to the park. Those who know me know that cemeteries are an interest of mine! There were lots of "keep out" signs because this was an Indian cemetery. From there I drove to Dalles Mountain Road and along the way I came upon a huge rib cage hung on a fence! (scroll down) How is that for unusual? Do you think Georgia O'Keeffe might have chosen that as her subject? I sketched some views from Dalles Mountain Road and then called it a day. On the way home I got to see that big newsworthy fire in Mosier. I saw orange flames leaping into the sky and traffic was stalled heading east on 1-84. Finally, I want to report that my big woven tote bag that I use to haul my supplies has finally given out. I've replaced it with this big plastic file box from Office Depot. It is amazing how much that thing holds! I like my tote bag better, but this holds as much stuff as two tote bags! That is my cat Moofie...sitting on my gear.
(the vista sketch is oil on 8 x 8 gessoed hardwood panel)