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Day two at Rentanaar Rd

My last post was of a few watercolor studies I did at Rentenaar Rd on Sauvie Island, here in Portland Or.

Sauvie has been a favorite plein air painting spot for generations of local painters and is a common meeting place for local plein air workshops. It’s so great to have this very quiet and beautiful spot so near the city.

I returned to the same place the next day and did a couple of oil studies. I parked my car under an osprey nest and was able to watch as the parents hunted and returned to feed their chick.

 

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You can see the chick’s head peaking out of the nest in the picture above.

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Here is one of the parents returning with a snack. They seemed to travel together and the other one circled my suspiciously as I took this shot.

I also saw a few bald eagles both days I was there.

Here’s one of the studies I did.

 6″ x 8″ oil on panel


2 Responses to “Day two at Rentanaar Rd”


  1. May 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Love the study from Sauvie’s Island Bill!

  2. 2 Bill Sharp
    June 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks, Ani.


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