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.