My artist friend Kristina and I explored the Blackberry Beach area at Cascade Locks, Oregon. We took a short hike with our supplies and discovered this beautiful view of the Columbia River. I was inspired by the contrast between the soft blues and golden tones. I drew the composition in pencil, transferred the sketch to canvas, and painted rapidly to capture this moment in time.
Linen canvas board, oil paint and walnut oil medium, pencil undersketch