Smith Rock in Central Oregon is a climbing destination
for people from all over the world.
Although I don't climb, I love hiking and the scenery here is worth the trek.
This is one of a three plein air painting I did this summer of this beautiful place.
(If you aren't familiar with 'plein air' painting,
it is a quick study done on location, where the artist tries to get impressions,
color, light and atmosphere down as quickly as possible,
as they can change rapidly.)
8" x 8" oil on canvas panel
available on DPW auction
This is a photo I took of the scene, which I usually do,
for later reference for creating a larger more detailed
painting in studio.