8″ x 10″ oil on canvas
Although the sun is shining today, it has been pretty stormy here lately. I’m looking forward to seeing the sun and getting outside to paint.
This scene is looking west across the Broadway Bridge to downtown Portland. The two prominent buildings are the US bank tower and the train station.
9 thoughts on “View from Broadway Bridge”
When I click on the image to make it bigger I can see that some of the clouds in the distance are painted with a light green. I think that’s beautiful. Very nice how the yellow line in the foreground takes the eye back to the shore. Spring is coming soon. Warm days ahead. So happy!
This is a beautiful painting, Bill – I especially love the sky. I’m trying to teach myself oil painting right now – and often think of your wonderful work – which I appreciate even more now!
Nice, cool moodiness you captured here and as you always do- got it with little fussing and bang on aim of the brush.
Your color choices have always appealed to me, Bill. That mauve cloud in the lower distance- perfect!
Really like the sky in this piece, Bill. Were you standing on the bridge with cars going by?
Thanks Silvina. It was a cold grey day thus the green in the sky. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate your critical eye.
Hi Casey, Thanks. I’ve seen some of your oils and I was impressed. I think you’re a natural.
Hi Bonnie, I appreciate your opinion.
Hi Bill, I did this one from some sketches and photos. I’m too much of a baby to go outside to paint this time of year. Soon, I hope.
Fantastic image, Bill. Always when I see your oilpaintings I feel compelled to try oils myself. For now time is lacking, but I will some day. Out of curiosity, do you spend much time to paint something like this?
Rene, Thanks for your comment. This painting didn’t take me too long. I worked on it on and off over a couple of days for a total of maybe 3 hours. I had done an ink and watercolor of it last year which I used as a resource for this painting. The earlier study can be seen here:
your recent landscapes are very good. You have captured always a specific mood and didn´t fuss too much with details. That creates a rythmic feeling.
Cheers from Vienna….Nue
Hi Nue. I appreciate your thoughts. Cheers,