The Hook" and found painters Rowena Sanford and Dick Eaton...surveying the situation. The Hook was super-windy so we met back at the Waterfront park. Was it less windy there? Well, maybe a little, but my entire set up flew away (6 feet into the air, landing upside down) ....not once but twice! Inconvenient much..? My paint was full of sand and my linseed oil was slopped onto the rest of my equipment. GAH. I tried using my backpack to weigh down my tripod...but it didn't work all that well. In the end I asked Dave to hold it all down (a human anchor) just so I could paint this color sketch. Labor day, indeed!
(We wound up also seeing Kristin Godkin and her daughter, Diana Moses-Botkin and two of the writers who are participating in the event too). When we got back I framed the paintings that I am submitting. Tomorrow I'll turn them in. It was another REALLY fun day (despite the problems). For a slide show of the day....go HERE.
Oil sketch, Celeste Bergin, Hood River Waterfront, oil on 6x8 canvas panel