Clouds

Clouds Always Steal My Heart and The Show

Posted on Aug 6, 2020

AboveTheButte

I painted for the first time at Pilot Butte today. It’s “our” butte that is right in town. From the summit the entire city of Bend is visible as well as several major Cascade peaks. It is one of only four cities in the country that has a volcano within their city border. For the curious the other three are Portland, Oregon; Jackson, Mississippi and Honolulu, Hawaii. That’s what I said, Mississippi has a volcano?!

I made a couple thumbnail sketches prior to painting and it became obvious that the clouds were going to steal the show.  I wanted them to float, to interact with the butte and mesmerize the viewer as they did me.

I will definitely paint at Pilot Butte again.

Stay safe everyone.

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