Oaks Park, watercolor sketch 7 x 5, Celeste Bergin
Old Azalea, watercolor sketch, 5 x 7, Celeste Bergin
Carrie & I painted in the Oaks Park amusement park today...(it is part of a regular Portland City Park and "deserted" on weekdays). It is an old place (built in 1905) and I couldn't help but feel the similarities between it and the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. What is it about an old amusement park that feels sort of beautifully bizarre? Did they ever have a "side show" here, complete with a rubber man or a bearded woman? Today was a scouting mission, I want to go back with my oil paints.