I snapped this photo of the Freemont bridge while I was on my bicycle commute to work this morning. The light was amazing and the water and sky are perfect. I am tempted to paint this scene.
It will have to wait as I have two larger paintings that I am trying to finish and another on deck of the river looking the other direction.
The more I paint, the more I see things everywhere that would make interesting art. The scene can be something as mundane as a trash can or as magnificent as a bridge. I am happy that there will be no shortage of influences in Portland.