This was one of those paintings that paints itself, it flows, so to speak. Having said that it should be explained that the painting was started in September on a hot summer day. The night before the plein air outing I thought about this spot as something I would like to attempt. The next day some of the Northwest Pastel Society members and I met at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and we painted. This went rather quickly that day and I have thought about a larger painting since then. On a rainy day I worked indoors on the larger version. I started with a watercolor underpainting and left if for a day. On the following day I worked in pastel and then again let it rest for a day. Then today fininshed with a few corrections here and there.