Art, oil painting, Painting, Portland, Urban Landscape



"Betsy Arntz Barge Under Construction" 30" x 40" oil on linen
“Betsy Arntz Barge Under Construction” 30″ x 40″ oil on linen

This is a painting of a barge while being built at the Vigor Industries Shipyard on Swan Island, Portland, OR. I believe the barge is a double hulled oil barge in service in the Seattle area.

I could hang out here and draw for years, if they’d let me. Unfortunately the only times I’ve been there were during the Industry and Art shows, which were held in one of their hangars the last two years.


8 thoughts on “Barge”

  1. Julia, thank you very much for your kind words.

    Hello, Rene. Thanks for your continued encouragement, my friend.


  2. Hi Bill , love the painting, it inspired me to seek out dock scenes here in
    wellington NZ,after spending many misspent student years drawing Pre development derelict docklands in London. I have developed a fascination for this barge after researching the name and reason it was Christened ‘Betsy Arntz’
    Heres to your continual portrayal of your end of the Pacific ,


  3. This painting is quite the piece. I love the use of color. I actually work on this barge and I think this captures it quite well.


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