The Palouse Falls


I took a road trip down to Baker City yesterday afternoon. I took the long way because it looked like the more scenic route. I generally want to get from A to B as quickly as possible but the spring Palouse drew me in.

I knew I had been on the road before but it would have been years ago in my college days. I saw a sign for the Palouse Falls and impulsively extended the trip slightly more. It was worth the 4 mile detour! The Falls were roaring with the spring runoff. It was also the warmest weather I have seen since last September! Like being transported into a future/past summer.

Winter Sun

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I put some time into painting last night and decided to paint a fairly frantic cloudscape. This painting is 16″x16″, I like the energy and color blending with this piece… hard to achieve on a larger format. It felt like a little glimpse of something  new which is always exciting! Always trying to capture an immediacy and simple quality that is very tricky.