Tag Archives: coastal light

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.

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Ferry Creek Trees

25 Aug

Ferry_Creek_Trees

In the very early spring, the trees are white and gray etchings against the greening grasses and shadowed hills.

Bending Tree

23 Aug

Bending_Tree

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

Beaver Hill Ferns

21 Aug

Beaver_Hill_Ferns

Ferns have an elegant shape, turning almost white catching the sun. This bunch once grew under the tall pines on Beaver Hill. Since the clear cut logging, they share their space with grass and wait for the new trees to grow tall.

Beaver Hill

1 Aug

Beaver_Hill

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.

Fish Hatchery Forest

22 Apr

Fish_Hatchery_Forest

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_DoorCathedral_Rock_Window

“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.