Monday, March 9, 2009

Snow in the Wetlands


Today I went to Killin Wetlands west of Banks, OR to scout a research project I am planning with Metro.


Shortly after arriving, huge snowflakes began falling. It looked like winter was far from over.


After a while, however, the sun came out and I found a small group of violet green swallows.


Looks like spring is coming after all.

Last weekend, I converted our dinner table into a studio as I finished an acrylic painting. Sarah bought me a pair of canvasses for Christmas and requested I fill them. For the painting above, I tried to capture the various shades of green, brown, and gray that compose the winter landscape of Washington County.

5 comments:

NW Nature Nut said...

That definitely captures wa county. Nice!

Greta said...

Great painting, so impressive!

Kathiesbirds said...

I didn't know you are a nature artist also! I'm busy painting this week too and I am going to try my hand at my first Art Fair this weekend! I'm scared to death! I use my kitchen as an art studio also! I just blogged about it today! Looks like you are on the right track with your painting. I hope you will be showing it to all of us when you are done! BTW, the snow is lovely and I'm glad it's in your world instead of mine!

~Kathiesbirds

Diane C. said...

I like the pleasant colors and composition of your landscape painting and the flying birds bring it to life. Bravo!

North West Birds said...

I love your painting!