Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Four of us showed up bright and early to paint water, reflections, and Rhodies at Crystal Springs in East Moreland.  It was a great day. As it warmed up, we saw several more members of the Portland Plein Air group come by to sketch and take photos

Spotted these shade loving blooms across the way, can't get enough of that spring pink!
My first little on location painting starts out with light values while I get all the elements in position. You'll have to come back tomorrow to see the final. the camera battery is charging!  As an aside, as we were packing up we spotted a big  camera crew setting up for some mysterious extravagant event. Found out later it was Vanna White doing background shots for 'Wheel of Fortune'.  I hope they got pictures of all the birds too!


  1. Nice painting...& thanks for sharing photos of your day!

  2. It was a good day, wasn't it? Your watercolors are filled with the light of the day.

  3. Katherine and Celeste, sorry but your comments disappeared. Blogger said they had to remove some stuff while they were making corrections to the site. I thought I should let you know as I realy do appreciate comments and visitors here.


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