15 August 2010

Sunday Painting: Mount Hood by Albert Bierstadt

Life has been so busy here lately that I feel like I have had very little time to do much more than just get by. Between recent travel, painting, multiple storms with lots of downed branches and in one case a whole tree, the electricity going out three times in the last month, etc. I feel like I have had to ignore not only My Porch but all my friends out in the blogosphere.

Well, I began to recitify that today with two book reviews which you can read below, and also by getting back to my Sunday Painting feature. Since we were in Oregon recently (pictures will be forthcoming) I thought I would show you this wonderful painting of Mount Hood from the Portland Art Museum. I think I may have seen this from the airplane as we came into Portland but I don't know for sure if it was Mount Hood or some other snowcapped peak.

Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830-1902)


  1. What a gorgeous painting. I have a picture of Mt. Hood I took from the airplane window as I was leaving the Redmond airport after spending a week snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor. So I think that was Mt. Hood you saw from the plane window!

  2. Wow... that is stunningly beautiful! Thank you for sharing that.

  3. Kathleen: That is good to know. I didn't want to say that it was Mt Hood that I saw and then someone come back later and tell me that that is impossible.

    Cath: Glad you liked it.

  4. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day does there. I can't remember the last time I was bored!

    The landscape in that painting makes me feel pretty relaxed though!


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