Paint Out July

There has been a Portland Plein Air Painting group in Portland, Oregon for nearly a decade.  Some locals met on the forum Wet Canvas in it’s early days and decided to paint on location together.  On the lighter side, Portland Urban Sketchers more recently appeared and has a regular sketch session on the third Saturday morning each month.

July Painting dates to follow;

July 2, Tuesday, Paint Keller Fountain, SW 3rd at SW Clay. Forecast is hot so I will be here early, 9am-1pm. Keller park has lots of shade and wading ponds and kids.

July 3rd,  Wednesday  Paint at Alberta City Park,   NE. 21 and Ainsworth – Portland   10am-2pm

July 6, Saturday,  Paint the roses red at the Rose Test Garden in Washington Park as early as possible. I can be there from 10-2pm. The roses are stunning and the tourists are friendly.

July 7, Sunday, Paint Orenco Farmers Market in the parking lot of New Seasons Orenco Station, 10am to 2pm. Just a little shade so a sun umbrella might be useful.

July 10 and 17, Wednesdays, Paint Farmer’s Market at Shemanksi Park, SW Main at SW Park Ave. 10am-2pm. Lots of tents, tourists, and shade.

July 16th, Tuesday  Paint the Roses red at the Rose Test Garden. I plan to paint early, 10-2pm. There will be no excuse for not having a painting for the Rose Festival 2014.

July 18th, Thursday, Paint Jamison Square wading pool with pets and kids. Lots of benches and shade. I plan to paint early 9-12pm.

July 20th,    10am – Salmon Street Springs, the kids fountain and in the afternoon 2pm Paint on the Broadway bridge while it is closed down to cars and buses.  The side walks remain open for pedestrians and bikes.

July 23, Tuesday @ the Rose test Garden in Washington Park  10 to 2pm

July 24th, Wednesday, The Farmers Market in the South Park Blocks between the Museum and Salmon Street.  1o – 2pm at least.

July 27th, Saturday – Paint at the Paint at Elizabeth Leach Botanical Gardens – Foster Rd & 122nd Avenue    10 am -2pm .  Meet other artists in the parking lot and go from there.  Johnson Creek runs through the garden.

Please check back for updates!

I have left lots of open dates for additional paintouts.

mail me with location suggestions.

Keep Painting Outside,


Other options for Wednesdays in July;

Paint Sauvies island with “Dave’!  Meet at the little store by 3 or check the message board there to see where to paint


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