Monday, April 23, 2007
In the middle of painting this picture, some one pulls up in their tan, late-nineties sedan, wanting to park where I was sitting, on a street curb. I would have been understanding, and moved, because I know how hard it is to find a parking spot around NW 21st, but this person, who I couldn't see through the glare on their windows, was communicating their request in a barrage of screaming insults. I thought they might be joking at first. But the insults kept comming. This guy told me that I should get my dirty f...ing Oregonian ass up out of the god damned street. As the insults continued, I began to realise that this guy wasn't joking at all. He began to back his car up. I got up and walked to his open window asking him to just calm down for a second. He was in his fifties. He wore small round sunglasses, and a blazer. The insults only grew louder. I was pissed at this point. I asked him what was troubling him. Was it his wife, his children, unpaid bills. He said his wife was fine, he had no children, and that I was a typical dumb ass Oregonian, wanting to get all touchy feely, and talk about our troubles. He said that he was from "back east". This really got me. What the hell was this guy talking about? I told him I was from "back east" too. I pulled my bike out of the street before he ran over it. He continued his insults while climbing out of his car. He was saying he couldn't believe all of us dumb ass Oregonians. He said HE had to f...ing work. I replied that I was trying to work myself. He scurried away yelling how unimportant I was over his shoulder. I was speechless. Some woman poked her head out of the doorway she had hid behind and said she was sorry that I had had to deal with that freakish person.
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 10:04 AM
Saturday, April 21, 2007
and the painting is done. gotta go back on monday to apply a layer of matte varnish.
warmed up with this small painting of a kitten I saw out the window.
I accepted the position for the summer after much discussion with my girlfriend Julia. you should check out Julia's blog when you get a chance:
I plan to get a little painting done out there, so stay tuned...
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 3:02 PM
and finished up with all the shadow color in the afternoon
layed down this red underpainting before lunch. Worked on the application for a summer job maintaining the Pacific Creast Trail at the local library.
warmed up with this self-portrait doodle
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 2:43 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
With the rain trickling down through the evergreens, puddles began to form about our feet. At first we could save our sleepingbags from getting too soggy by moving into the common curled-up fetal position. But as the rain persisted, and the puddles grew, we were forced out of our tent. We stood there for a time, unwilling to begin breaking down camp. Eventually we had the car packed, and went for coffee in Cannon Beach.
Getting back into town on Thursday from dry eastern Oregon, my girlfriend, Julia, wanted to head to the coast for friday night. Sounded good to me. We watched surfers and hiked around under the evergreens. Cooked beans over a fire built of strange composit logs. Fell asleep with stars still in the skies, but woke up at five to heavy rain.
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 1:04 PM
Friday, April 6, 2007
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 10:15 AM
Labels: 08:00 Clear and Cold. painted eastern-facing ridges. Common climbing routes. 12:30Asterix Pass, misery ridge, shove off.
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 10:12 AM
Labels: 17:00. Descended west side of park. Painted this pict. looking up at Monkey Face from the west.
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 10:08 AM
Labels: 13:00. on top of ridge overlooking the Park. painted map. 14:00. descended into northen ridges, and painted this bit
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 9:57 AM
Labels: Arrived at Smith Rocks State Park at 13:30. Ate sandwich. I climbed up and over Misery ridge. Painted this image of Monkey Face from the south.
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thanks for visiting
Posted by William Leake Bruno at 9:46 AM
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