Saturday, January 9, 2016

Seeing Everything As Art

"Riverbank, Winter," 2016

A gloriously larkspur blue afternoon turned into a clear starry evening, warm enough that I barely needed my scarf on the walk across the Hawthorne Bridge last night, a breath of spring to tantalize us after the snow and ice that started the week. There's a Maxfield Parrish work currently on exhibit as part of "Seeing Nature" at the Portland Art Museum (it's the last weekend, so go if you haven't; there are some very nice works and the main-floor installation of Paradise by Fallen Fruit is worth seeing as well) and this view of the Willamette River brought it to mind, mostly for the colors and the glints of gold in the leaves, though neither really came out in this photo. But I'm posting it anyway.