I got a bit of time yesterday to paint before the flight home. I have a new toy called a water brush. You just give it a little squeeze and voila you've got water color paint to go. I gave my new toy a spin and painted a local icon called the St. John's Bridge (c. 1931). Its design is Gothic to echo neighboring Cathedral Park, and it was declared on St. Patrick's day that it would be painted green. The St. John's Bridge was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi; a suspension bridge, just like the Golden Gate in San Francisco (c. 1937). If you've ever been to Portland you know that it is known for it's bridges that crisscross the Willamette River that runs through the city. The bridges are simply everywhere, and add to the feel of this water city.
I managed to get some great 'moody weather' as my husband likes to call it. Personally, I love the rain and fog. It is relaxing and feels like home. I got a lot of it while I was there. The fog creates the perfect backdrop, and I decided to paint in a bit to my watercolor.