It has been a week since my last post because of an incredible opportunity I couldn't pass up. This past week I was invited to spend my time in Bend, Oregon. Even though I've spent my entire life in the Pacific Northwest, Bend was one place I had never visit. It was absolutely lovely! As soon as I drove over the pass into Central Oregon, the sun came out. After weeks of drenching rain, it felt like I was arriving at heaven's gate. Over the course of the week I was able to take two bike rides and hike almost every day. It was a challenge to fit in any painting time, but the above 5x7 inch painting did emerge as a result of hiking along the Dechutes River Trail late one afternoon. I'm looking forward to transferring more of my memories to canvas. This painting can be purchased for $40.00 plus shipping at the online gallery, Small Impressions. Just click here.
American Painting, Bend, Oregon, Bicycle Ride, Contemporary Impressionist Painting, Dechutes River, Dechutes River Trail, Impressionist Landscape, Oil Painting, Original Painting, Pacific Northwest Artist