Last week we had a workshop with Erik Sandgren at the Tyee Vineyard. I made a painting of the Tasting Room as well as of the freshly cut hayfield. I am also showing an initial ink drawing of the field which Erik suggested I frame.
At our paint-out two weeks ago I painted an aerial view of the mill, however I also made a sketch for this painting. I relocated the buggy from its home in the garage in order to complete the composition.
Last week our paint-out was at the Thyme Garden Nursery where I planned to paint Thyme. Unfortunately Thyme is so small that I had a hard time even seeing it much less developing a composition. So I went into the greenhouse and painted something more substantial.
This mill is near Shedd, Oregon and I painted it on a recent Vistas & Vineyards event. This is not your typical Plein Air image and everyone wanted to know how I got this perspective. I told them I was sitting on a cloud. They thought I was "high." The mill dates back to the 1860's and has a turbine instead of a water wheel, however I felt I had to include a wheel.