Pacific Northwest Dreams

This oil painting is a little divergence from my usual style: “Pacific Northwest Dreams.”

Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12" x 36", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

My inspiration is the rainy season in Portland, Oregon.

Detail: Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12" x 36", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Detail: Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

On the left, the face of a young woman, semi-translucent to show her mind is completely immersed in the setting, is superimposed on the blue-green landscape, her eyes gazing dreamily upward. She is soaking in the fresh, cleansing rain-scented air.

Detail: Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12" x 36", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Detail: Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

She feels the healing, refreshing power of nature. She absorbs a calm, sleepy feeling from the uniquely soft cool grays of winter in the Pacific Northwest.

Detail: Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12" x 36", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Detail: Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

Mt. Hood in the far distance is framed by the evergreens of Mt. Tabor Park, in a blue-gray misty sky.

Detail: Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12" x 36", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Detail: Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

Moisture fills the air throughout the image, from soft misty clouds to large spatters of raindrops.

Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12" x 36", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Pacific Northwest Dreams. 12″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

This panorama-format painting is 3 feet across.

 

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