Painting of Portland

This painting was inspired by a photo that my daughter took in downtown Portland last summer. I wanted to capture the look of the deep shade of the beautiful tree canopy on a hot August day.

 I began with a pale underpainting, something I rarely do. The canvas is large, 24" x 30", so I needed to see it mapped out before I could begin.

I began with a pale underpainting, something I rarely do. The canvas is large, 24" x 30", so I needed to see it mapped out before I could begin.

 I started with the canopy, working down.

I started with the canopy, working down.

 This is the finished painting, entitled Portland Swagger. It was featured in the Love of Portland exhibit, The People's Gallery of Portland. 

This is the finished painting, entitled Portland Swagger. It was featured in the Love of Portland exhibit, The People's Gallery of Portland.