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Kitty Wallis
04-05-2005, 10:39 PM
18x24 on Wallis :D with underpainting.

It was a gorgeous morning turning grey and chilly by 2:

04-05-2005, 10:44 PM
I do believe I know that spot. :)

Beautiful as always.

Was this plein air?

Kitty Wallis
04-05-2005, 10:53 PM
Hi R, Yes it was, took about 2 1/2 hours. I left out the bridge. :)

04-05-2005, 11:04 PM
Beautiful work, Kitty. I envy you with all of that green...

Kitty Wallis
04-06-2005, 12:39 AM
Thanks Cori,
What is the climate doing just now in Alberta? And do you want to paint plein air?

04-06-2005, 01:45 AM
Look at all that water and spring green! I don't know if I ever went to that park, but it's beautiful. When I think of Portland I always think...LUSH...like this! All we have here, so far, is some swelling buds and greening lawns...finally. Had flying snow/sleet yesterday and will be into the 60s today...see-saw weather. You're probably at least two months ahead of us up there!

Mikki Petersen
04-06-2005, 12:39 PM
Yes, yes! You really captured the moody gray Oregon day and the Williamette looks just as I remember! Nice one!

04-06-2005, 12:42 PM
Looks gorgeous, Kitty! It does look like early spring ....wonderful colors and feel, especially like the water. SImple, and it definitely says "water"...very nice!


Kitty Wallis
04-06-2005, 03:51 PM
Thanks Sooz, Mikki and Sandy. I had a good time doing it.

I woke yesterday morning feeling sleepy. Coffee didn't help, getting out in to sun didn't even spark me. I have been thinking about painting slower, not rushing as I usually do out in the real world with the sun moving, etc. So I decided to make a plus out of my sleepyness and pace my painting with my energy rather than forcing it. The experiment worked!

I learned a new way of painting and the surprise is, it didn't take longer. 2 1/2 hours for this one.