Monday, July 31, 2017

Day ONE, Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2017

Thanks Dog River Coffee for hosting us for Orientation

Steve Grafe, Curator of Maryhill Museum explaining a few things

Thanks sponsors, for the gifts

Steve and Thomas

It's not all serious

Artist discussions

Za has some ideas



Making decisions, where to go?

Some artists went to Timberline Lodge for Day one:

Timberline Lodge

Elo paints Mt. Jefferson

no umbrella for Yong


Touch ups

Painting Mt. Hood

Lunch at the "Blue Ox"

Reviewing the morning

A great day so far and it's only half over
To see the complete photo albums go to our Facebook page

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A List of Painting Locations - to get you started in exploring the vast area of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and Surrounds

A List of Painting Locations - to get you started in exploring the vast area of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and Surrounds, or a reminder of the variety in such a small geographic area.

The Historic Columbia River Highway (between Portland and Hood River) is home to many waterfalls, deep forests and hiking trails (it can be crowded in the Summer) :

Rowena Crest (east of Hood River) has some nice views:

The link below takes you to many Gorge locations and trails:

If you drive south from Hood River there are nice mountain views and many orchards:

There are also many wineries between Hood River and Maryhill Museum:

The Dalles Mountain Road area has expansive views. There’s much more that can be reached by car, but this gives you an idea:

The area around the museum and Maryhill State Park is also picturesque.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

One-Day Plein Air Workshop with Mike Hernandez, Saturday August 5, 9-4

6 spots available in the Mike Hernandez One-Day Workshop, Saturday, August 5, 9-4pm

Sign up now to secure your spot!

"Light, Color and Composition En Plein Air" 

Mike Hernandez is an artist, instructor, Plein Air painter, Art Director, and Production Designer at DreamWorks Pictures. 

Mike will cover the important fundamentals of composition, color relationships, lighting, atmospheric perspective, simplification and shape design through the use of gouache and oil paints*. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in painting plein air. You will learn how to capture a sense of natural and or stylized lighting/color in your work.
*(bring whatever medium is most comfortable for you)

To sign up and get the materials list contact: Steve Grafe 509-773-3734 ext 27
35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale WA

Mike Hernandez is also the Juror for Pacific NW Plein Air 2017

(Painting: Second Lake North Forks High Sierras, CA, by Mike Hernandez)