Tag Archives: coastal light

Fish Hatchery Forest

22 Apr


The woods at the edge of the fish hatchery lake sparkled with light that filtered through the leaves and reflected off the lake.   This was started plein air last summer and just finished for the May, 2017,  Miniature and Small Image Show at the Art by the Sea Gallery in Bandon, Oregon.


Mermaid Door

24 Jul


“Mermaid Door,” the top image, is a reworked watercolor of the bottom image, “Cathedral Rock Window.  My original focus was the nine foot high tide swirling around and through Cathedral Rock. It now has light as well as the sea gushing out the door and the mermaid rock is more defined.

South Jetty Splash

23 Jul


The South Jetty in Bandon, Oregon is a great place to watch the waves roll in and splash against the rocks. This watercolor is a composite of photos and memories from time spent mesmerized by the ocean’s action.


Cemetery Cypress

25 Jun


This was painted plein air at the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery which sits above the Coquille River and the Pacific Ocean.  The impressive line of Cypress trees has grown into an almost solid wall that bends away from the ocean winds.  It was a misty day which softened the colors for a reflective cemetery mood.


Lighthouse Trees 2

3 Jun


This is the second plein air piece done of trees near the Coquille River lighthouse at Bullard’s Beach. These old wind blown trees sit on top of a sandy hill near remnants of the old lighthouse keeper’s house. The first painting was done mid day. This was done late afternoon catching more golden light and deeper shadows.


Lighthouse Trees

31 May


This is a plein air piece done near the Coquille River lighthouse at Bullard’s Beach. Trees on top of a hill seem to have more character than those flat land or hillside trees. These show years of dealing with ocean storms while clinging to their sandy hill.


Gnarly Tree

29 Nov
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.