My husband and I took our first trip to the Northwest last summer. We were stunned by the gorgeous scenery in every direction.
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Obviously, we have pine trees and ocean views in Florida, but, how could they be so very different in Washington and British Columbia? Everything seemed larger than life with trees towering into the sky and waterfalls tumbling down the sides of mountains. It was a fabulous trip that we hope to repeat some day.
I painted this, in my studio, on linen attached to board. As much as I like the idea of painting plein aire, it's not me. I was taught to paint from images and still do it to this day.