Today was Day one of the Pacific NW Plein Air 2011 Competition and Exhibition. At 8:30am we were welcomed to the event by Columbia Art Gallery and we received our "ditty bag" of art supplies (....always popular with all the artists)! Shortly thereafter we were set loose to paint the scenery. I settled on a house nestled in the trees. (I also painted a pear hanging in a tree, just for fun). There's a slide show of the day: HERE!
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Home in Hood River, oil on 10x8 canvas panel
Study: Celeste Bergin, Pear, oil on 6x6 canvas panel