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.


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!


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!