Tag Archives: coastal forests

Bending Tree

23 Aug


10″ x 13″

This little tree seemed to bend and stretch to catch the warm sunlight which filtered past the big trees.


Beaver Hill

1 Aug


14″ x 11″

Oregon’s thick coastal forests limit the mountain views, except for a nicely placed clear cut like this. The logging road leads into the view.

Gnarly Tree

29 Nov
12.5" x 18.5"
We pass this gnarly tree when we walk along the cliff path 
at Shore Acres State Park near Charleston, Oregon.  It 
stands facing the harsh elements from the ocean while its 
back is protected by the mossy forest.  It rests on this
sunny day in the blue glow from the sea.

Expressions West 2015 Exhibition at Coos Art Museum

23 Apr

Expressions West 2015 blogMy painting, Yellow Tree Waterfall, has been selected for the Expressions West 2015 Exhibition at the Coos Art Museum by juror Brian Hoover.  He chose 61 paintings from 44 artists residing in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon and Washington.  To see a complete list of selected artists go to http://www.coastarts.org/events/2015/06/expressions-west-2015-exhibition-at-coos-art-museum/.  The awards ceremony begins at 6:00 pm at the Coos Art Museum Friday, April 24.

Sweet Creek Light

3 Feb


13.5″ x 10.5 ”   sold

This is the third painting done from the Sweet Creek Waterfalls hike.  Here the filtered light seems to splash down the waterfall and spread out over the rock shelves, and into shallow and deep pools.

Yellow Tree Waterfall

26 Jan


23″ x 18″

The Sweet Creek Falls Trail near Mapleton, Oregon, provides easy walking to the creeks 11 waterfalls.  Here, a stairway climbs in the shadow of a sheer rock wall as the sun sparkles on the yellow leafed tree and the waterfall below.

Sweet Creek

9 Dec


23″ x 18″

The Sweet Creek Falls Trail near Mapleton, Oregon, provides easy walking to the creek’s many waterfalls.  Here the summer’s depleted stream flows over the rock ledges.  The sun filters down into the narrow canyon to illuminate the water and stone.