Art, oil painting, Painting, Portland, Urban Landscape

Barge

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"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.

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Art, Landscape, oil painting, Painting, Portland, Urban Landscape

Shipyard At Sunset

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"Shipyard" 33" x 44" oil on linen
“Shipyard” 33″ x 44″ oil on linen

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This is a scene at the Vigor Industrial Shipyard on Swan Island in Portland. I’ve had fun experimenting with different ways of applying paint. I used a brayer, strings soaked in paint, spatula, various knives, a whisk broom, etc. I did not use brushes very much on this piece.

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I’ve been painting larger pieces on linen tacked to my wall. I leave a 4″ border around it for attaching it to stretcher bars. ¬†Once I get to this point, the border becomes distracting and I need to take it down and stretch it to really see what it looks like and to make sure the image fits the stretcher properly. I may change it after it’s stretched.