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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sunday along the Columbia Gorge

I was disappointed to miss the sketching in Seattle this past Sunday, but instead went with my husband to an amazing ceremony of the Wanapum Tribe along the Columbia Gorge.  Afterward, we walked to my husband's project site where I sat in the wind and cold and painted this view.  
The sky was overcast--the gray light really muted the colors, but it is such an incredibly beautiful landscape. I overworked the painting trying to get the right values, always a challenge for me.

Central Washington is one of the most beautiful places on the planet!!


  1. Couldn't agree more! maybe we need to have a central washington sketch weekend. Very nice sketch!

  2. Stephanie, this is spectacular! I agree with David, a Columbia Basin sketch crawl is a must. My husband and I are birding this weekend around Othello before the official Sandhill Crane Festival, and I cannot wait to paint the hills and clouds.

  3. Hi David, Mark, and Carleen, thanks so much for the comments! Perhaps we should organize an urban sketchers event in Central Washington--wonder how we could do it?

  4. You captured that vastness so well!