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Plein Air in Ranier, OR

A friend and I drove out to Ranier, OR to paint at the defunct Trojan Nuclear Plant (now a park) but there was not much there we were interested in painting so we drove on into the nearby town of Ranier, which is right on the Columbia river. These 2 paintings were done from a parking lot in the town.

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"The Mary B"  9X12 oil on linen panel

“The Mary B”
9X12 oil on linen panel

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"Docks in Ranier" 9x12 oil on linen panel

“Docks in Ranier”
9×12 oil on linen panel

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5 Responses to “Plein Air in Ranier, OR”


  1. June 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Your work always stays beautiful Bill..
    Ronelle

  2. 3 Bill Sharp
    June 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Hello, Ronelle. It’s so nice to hear from you. Thank you for the kind comment.

  3. 4 woodNfish
    October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    “Plein air”? You mean outdoors? On site? Open air? Plain ol’ outside? Your paintings and sketchings are beautiful Bill, art snobbery is not. You know like calling an inkjet print a “giclee” just to hide from people what it actually is. Help keep art honest Bill, by not contributing to the snobbery.

  4. 5 Bill Sharp
    October 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Paul, I appreciate the compliment you give my work. It was not my intention to sound hi falootin’. Plein air is a term commonly used in the US for, as you point out, paintings done in the open air. It is the term that I and other painters I know use when referring to painting this way. I’m sorry if you are offended by it.


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