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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Portland, Ho! March 7, 2010

Visiting Portland. It's wierd in a good way. Down to earth meets upscale, clean and quiet.

This is not the huge art gallery city I expected, but there is much support for the arts and crafts movement.

I love the Columbia River, its bridges, and ambiance. I had a couple of hours to spare so I grabbed my paint box and headed down to paint amidst the throngs of people down by the river.

The Steam Boat "Portland" was blowing it's whistle, catching my imagination. I left out some of the buildings on the horizon because I was after the antiquity or historical flavor.

This photo shows the painting in progress. 80% completed. Will post finished piece soon.


  1. Oh that is so beautiful. Reminds me of my father, who was a wonderful oil painter. He went to all the sites with his easel and captured landscapes. My father passed away several years ago but his work lives on. His name, by the way, was James Galloway.

    I've been following your stories and magnificent paintings.

  2. Thomas -- Great to follow your adventures out and about the PNW. Interested in seeing how the painting turns out, your Mission Tanker will be a tough act to follow.

  3. Thank you Healing Woman, and ilatitude.

    I try to honor every painting for itself. If it surpasses another painting or is better than any painting thus far in my career, then that in itself makes it a masterpiece.'s worth striving for.