This painting is an experiment in thick paint. I didn't paint it today, I painted it awhile back from a previous oil study.
Today Dave and I took a drive. There was so much traffic on the Scenic Highway we had to drive at a snails' pace past Horsetail Falls (giving me the opportunity to stick my camera out the window to take this photo).
Before we knew it, we found ourselves in Hood River, so of course, we had to stop at the Columbia Art Gallery. We saw the Gorge Artist's Tour Preview Show and Karen Watson was there. She did these pastel demos earlier in the day. Her paintings laying in a huge box of pastels was a visual treat!
I meant to paint outdoors somewhere during our outing...but I just didn't land on a spot. At the end of the day I dumped out my plein air backpack. Moofie thought he would be of help by sitting in the center of it. Yeah, very helpful, Moofie!