Thursday, January 13, 2011

"The Columbia River Gorge at The Dalles"

Actually, though I've been through the gorge many times, I'm not sure if this would be on the east or west of The Dalles, OR, but I know it is east of the Cascade mountain range the gorge cuts through east of Portland.

It is a most interesting place though, due to the extreme contrast between the Oregon side on the right in the painting, and the soft hills of southern central Washington state on the left.

I'm not sure if I am finished with this. The plant in the foreground seems to be begging for assistance.

The original sketch for this 14x18 painting is posted below at Sketchbook Project #11.



  1. I've seen the gorge and I think you've captured the charm!

  2. Looks like an amazing place, you got the contrast between the hills and the rocky side.

  3. This is a most interesting and amazing place! I wonder what caused the stark contrast between the 2. You did a wonderful job capturing the look and feel of it. nancy

  4. Awesome looking scenery! Very nice perspective and what a great job you did

  5. Amazing contrast between the two states! Wonderful page!

  6. Wonderful job! Amazing view, this is a place I'd love to visit.