Overlooking the Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City
After our PPASP breakfast meeting today Carrie & I met up with some painting friends in Oregon City. There were beautiful shapes everywhere below us. I sketched a few drums, vats, smoke stacks and other important looking thingamajigs . My aim was to ultimately paint something of the Blue Heron Paper Mill, but I started a painting of a house next to our location instead. My colors/values are off, but there were things I liked about the painting anyway. I'll go back to that same spot soon--I was interested in the Paper Company and how steam belched into the sky. Doesn't a smoke stack make you think of all the great WPA art?
(Top) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Oregon City House, 2010, Oil on stretched canvas 10 x 10 inches.
(Bottom) Sketches: Celeste Bergin, Blue Heron Paper Mill, 2010, Ink & pencil on 9 x 6 paper