Itâ€™s a long drive North up the Interstate from Portland to Seattle, through old pine forests that look the same now as they did when Lewis and Clark made their way here a hundred and fifty years ago. Puget Sound is an amazing series of islands, bays and channels, really beautiful, but impossible to photograph well in the short time I have here, because most of the time yesterday it looked like this:
Which is beautiful in itsâ€™ own right. I did catch some abandoned docks that in their dilapidated condition created some really good abstract shapes, and might inform backgrounds to the paintings. Â Â
Later today I’m visiting our sister school, Pacific Lutheran University to learn about their BFA program and enjoy meeting with my colleagues in Tacoma.