trip to Sisters
What a rainy day. Nothing but
thunderstorms in the forecast, but I was determined to head east
and find dryer weather over the mountains. This is my
maiden voyage of the Honda element which I am using as dog
transport, family vacation car and art mobile. M
The red flags on the map are where paintings were
done. Small and fast since it was still sprinkling every few
was the famous fly fishing river: The Metolious. I could have
spent all afternoon here but for the rain. I did a quick sketch of some
tree shapes going up the bank. Jean thought they looked like they
were on fire! Fitting I suppose due the recent fires in the area.
Next I headed east
about 15 miles and found a meadow on Indian Ford Road with the
Sister Mountains in the background. I stopped here because the sun
had momentarily broken through the clouds.
in Sisters, I headed south out of town about 5 miles to a lookout
. What a magical time. The sky was clearing and the clouds were
breaking. One feels close to God in His creation at times like these!
The mountain in "Sisters Overlook" is Black Butte next to the
Metolious river. In the second painting I tried to capture the
feel of the breaking clouds.
from Sisters about 7:45 PM
think it was here when the clouds were breaking that I fell the
inspiration to do a full sized painting later. Perhaps from the
it was a late drive home over the pass through the rain and dark, but a
day well spent