11/5/10

When Blues Turn to Reds, 12x9

When Blues Turn to Reds, 12x9" Pastel on sanded paper

Us Portlanders have had the luck of the sun these past two days of fall that makes any plein air artist begin to itch. Out and about, the fields in North Plains, Oregon have a few blueberry fields that have turned to vivid reds and burgundies. In the early hours of the morning, this reddish shrubbery is kissed right on top with the first rays of light, giving it a wonderful glow and making the sky pinkish in color. When I stopped to figure out my "scene" and set up, I discovered I forgot my tripod and had to drive all the way back home and retrieve the darned thing! There seems to be a bit of forgetfulness happening lately. So, here is a 'late'morning piece, in all it's fall glory. (note above: the wires from the tele pole don't show well in the photo.)


Here's a shot of the road leading up to the fields. This may have to be a studio piece come this winter.

8 comments:

Donna T said...

This is so pretty, Brenda! I really like how you painted the yellow trees - soft and delicate.

B Boylan said...

Thanks Donna,
I like them too! A nice contrast to the dark fir trees behind them. :)

Mary said...

Brenda, this is beautiful!!!

Would you mind sharing blueberry field location? A friend and I are looking for locations close enough to work around her daughters' school schedules. I'd really appreciate it!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Your pastel work is masterful. I love the transitions of the color and the texture of the paper adds so much to it.

You say such nice things on my posts. Thanks for your latest!

B Boylan said...

Hi Miss Mary!
These fields are off of hwy 26 going West, Exit Jackson School Road going North all the way out till it comes to a T-stop. Make a right onto Shadybrook Rd and you will come to a large barn with a mural on it and there you will find loads of Blueberry fields all around. Enjoy!

Mary said...

Thanks for the directions! I just hope there will still be some color on our next dry day. We were disappointed with the lack of color where we were on Friday. Your painting is INSPIRING!!!

Casey Klahn said...

You handled this one just right - you are very talented, Brenda.

B Boylan said...

Elizabeth, you are most welcome! Glad you like it too. I love the Wallis texture, trying hard not to overwork it, keeping it fresh.

Casey, your comments will hold me for another month or so! Thanks, and you are talented too, my 'dusty' friend!