Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fog on the Sound

I used to take the train to Seattle fairly often and loved the ride. It parallels I-5 but the experience couldn`t be more different, especially in the rain. Instead of the blinding splashes of the big trucks, the visibility from the train is terrific. If you sit on the west side [left going north] the views of the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge are expansive and peaceful. It`s hard to believe there is such a gorgeous stretch of waterfront left undeveloped. Then comes the south end of Puget Sound with it`s lovely little islands just off shore. Nearing Tacoma, mighty Mt. Rainier  is suddenly looming to the east.  The trip is so enjoyable, you arrive at Union Station happy and ready for the Great City!
watermedia on Yupo mounted on a cradled panel 12x12

Portland Open Studios Tour
Oct. 12 &13 Oct. 19 & 20

available work in the studio


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I was first attracted to your work because of the moodiness you created. This is another beautiful example of subtle suggestion and atmosphere. Wow.

Melody Cleary said...

Ditto Katherine's comment. Glorious! So relaxing.

Jo Reimer said...

I've experienced that train ride and have seen the fog but never imagined that one could paint it so well as you have. It's masterful.