Fox Point

14 Mar

Fox_Point

24.5″ x 19″   sold

Fox, our American Eskimo dog, fit herself into the landscape at Coquille Point in Bandon, Oregon, and pointed to the people on the beach.

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Barn Interior

28 Feb

Barn_Interior

11″ x 14″

The sky lighted sagging rafters made for an interesting architectural space in an old barn.

Beyond the Fence

27 Feb

Beyond_the_Fence

13″ x 19″

The opening in the fence invites a walk into the tangled woods with the curious misty light beyond.

Pond Grass

13 Nov

Pond_Grass

11″ x 14″

At Devil’s Kitchen in Bandon, Oregon, Johnson Creek flows across the beach and out to the ocean. The tides and blowing sand from the dunes are continually rearranging this stream. The painting captures grass that has grown on the edge of a little pond area with the gently rippling stream passing by.

Elk River Mist

12 Nov

Elk_River_Mist

13″ x 19″

The coastal mist muted the colors of the fall trees and provided the day’s challenge to painting plein air. The moist air made the watercolor dry super slowly.  Finally the paint out ended abruptly when the mist turned to drizzly rain, which made fine splatters all over the painting. It was salvaged at home, working from photos and memories of that misty day.

Cabin Porch

12 Sep

Cabin_Porch

11″ x 14″

 

The building’s angles are softened by the tree and porch beam shadows. While painting this plein air, I was delighted at the realization that I could see through the window to the window around the corner with a hint of the sun on the porch there.

Concrete Fence

12 Sep

Concrete_Fence

12″ x 14.5″

This guest house along the Coquille River is surrounded by a concrete fence recovered from old Oregon bridge railings. The repetitive fence arches sit well against the repeating rectangle shapes of the Bamboo foliage, house and porch.