Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Still Standing" Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood Fires

(left) Original framed miniature oil, 2.25"x3.25"
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin

On the last day of the Pacific Northwest Plein Air I got up and painted a couple more studies of Mt. Hood from where I was staying, north of the Columbia River.

Fires had increased on the mountain, which was alarming, but made for interesting effects. The day before, smoke was noticeable but didn't look so encompassing. Although the forests took a hit, the mountain still stands as strong as ever.

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