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A drawing for Sarah

For Sarah

 

This drawing was one of two that I did during the December plein air event in Scappoose, Painting to Save the Trees. Sarah Lamberson was the pioneer wife who moved here with her husband in the 1830s. They were among, if not the first, non-Native Americans to occupy this land. They came via the Oregon Trail. The Scappoose Historical Society is compiling a history of the Lamberson family. They had quite a life. Sarah died at age 48 and is buried on the property alongside two infant sons. Their grave markers are barely visible among the four oak trees in the distant right of my drawing.

Black and white drawing of trees near Scappoose, OR
For Sarah (Michael, Liebhaber, Pastel drawing, 8x10inches, 2018)

The purpose for the painting event was to draw attention to the old trees. The land went through many ownership changes and is now for sale. If and when that happens, the trees could be lost to development. The land is also quite historic as it is the last large tract of land in the area that was used by native peoples as a gathering and trading site. According to records (2nd hand info to me), the Scappoose area, prior to White settlement, had the largest concentration of Native Americans (several tribes) in the entire Americas.

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Fir trees for sale?

watercolor. Walking among fir Trees in Scappoose.



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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Watercolor – Old Fir trees in Scappoose

Watercolor painting of old fir trees in Scappoose, OR



Old Fir trees in Scappoose, Oregon
8in x 10in / Watercolor & Ink / March 2018

    Story: These tall, old trees are near the airport; very grand. I will hate to see them go – as I noted before, their homeland is for sale.

 

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Farm drainage ditch: 45.8, -122.8

watercolor painting of a Farm Ditch Along East Honeyman Road

Farm Drainage Ditch: 45.8, -122.8
8in x 10in / Watercolor & Ink
February, 2018

    Story: One of many farm ditches near Scappoose. This one is along East Honeyman Road.

 

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Landscape near the Scappoose Airport

Landscape near the Scappoose Airport


Landscape near the Scappoose Airport
8in x 10in / Watercolor & Ink
February, 2018

 

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Ephemeral pond along Johnson’s Landing Road

Watercolor of Ephemeral Pond Along Johnsons Landing Road



Ephemeral pond along Johnson’s Landing Road, Scappoose, Oregon
8in x 10in / Watercolor & Ink
February, 2018

    Story: Scappoose would be mostly wetlands if it was not for the dike along Multnoma Channel. Durning the rainy season (Oct-July) many fields turn into ponds; a boon to migrating waterbirds.

 

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Along the dike, near Scappoose

Along the dike near scappoose oregon


Along the dike, near Scappoose
8in x 10in / Watercolor & Ink
Sat 10 February, 2018

 

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Along Multnomah Channel

 Multnomah Channel View

    Along Multnomah Channel
    8in x 10in / Watercolor & Ink
    Sat 10 February, 2018

 

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