Trout Paintings

Friday, May 30, 2014

St. Helen's Marina

I went Salmon fishing few weeks ago on the Columbia River (Multnohmah channel) My friend keeps his boat at this Marina in St. Helens. This area on the Columbia is what I think of as the quintessential Oregon with lots of trees, a big river and fishing boats. Here is a sketch and 2 paintings of the same scene the first was a quick study and the other I spent a bit more time on and added some dudes fishing I imagine their boat broke down so they had to settle for fishing off the dock. The one guys is puffing on his pipe it looks a little bit like his face is deformed but water turned out pretty good.
He I am with a salmon my friend caught.


  1. Thanks Jeff, glade you are checking out my paintings.