Badger Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest, was quite dry when I was there at the end of the summer. I might try to get back this winter if the roads are open. Ice skating anyone? 🙂
Badgers at Badger Lake?
I looked and looked, but did not see a one. Not even any tracks or other signs. Sigh. Maybe next time. A badger is one of the few mammals that I have not seen in the wild.
My painting shows a view the campground at Badger Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest; west of Portland, Oregon. It was from my September trip. Check out the story; a couple of blog posts back. The red bushes are very dried out huckleberry plants.
Fir trees for sale?
Walking among old Fir trees in Scappoose, Oregon
8in x 10in / Watercolor & Ink / 2018
Story: These tall, old trees are near the airport; very grand. As I noted before, the land is for sale.
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New Beginnings – Pencil sketch of a Day Lily
First step in the process; will become an ink drawing. With watercolor added?
Simple checklisk for buying artwork as a gift
My suggestion: Only purchase a painting, drawing, or print for another person when the other person …
- is with you or
- has written the name of the artwork and the artist and given it to you.
An exception is when you have seen the artwork together, the other person gushed over how much he/she would love to have it, and you go back later to buy it.
But: If you are still determined to buy something, then use this checklist …
Check all that apply:
___ The other person is not with you and has not told you what to buy (it will really be a surprise).
___ The other person has not seen the artwork yet.
___ You love it and know that the other person will love it, too.
___ You may or may not like it, but are pretty sure that the other person will like it.
___ The artwork is a scene of somewhere you both have been.
___ The artwork is by a (relatively) well-known or popular artist.
___ Similar artwork has been going up in value.
___ The artwork costs money.
___ The artwork is free.
If you checked one or more of the above items → DO NOT BUY IT.