Tag Archives: Coos Bay

Coos Bay View

23 Aug


14″ x 11″

This is a view of Coos Bay from a hill across the bay from the city. The low tide was apparent with the muddy inlet which filled with water during the two hour painting session. I love how the mud patterns record the tidal ebb and flow from the ocean. The watery textures are fun to paint with watercolor on Yupo paper.


Coos Bay Boardwalk

23 Oct


14″ x 11″

This is the third in the “Under the Boardwalk” series.  The 
first two are painted in soft pastels and can be viewed at 
softpastelpainting.wordpress.com.  Here,  watercolors 
capture the tidal flow through the wood supports under the

“Advanced Techniques for Painting Watercolor on Yupo Paper” Class at the Coos Art Museum

8 Sep

Coastal_WindSharpen your watercolor skills at Coos Art Museum on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Whether you need to loosen up or get control, Advanced Techniques for Painting Watercolor on Yupo Paper will help you move beyond that place where your picture is just not becoming a painting. An interactive time is planned with Pat Cink.  She will demonstrate some of her own ways of working on Yupo and supervise participants as they play with the media, all the while considering what makes a painting a painting. Participants are required to bring their own materials.

The Coos Art Museum is located at 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420.  For more information and to sign up see  http://www.coosart.org/events/advanced-techniques-for-painting-watercolor-on-yupo-paper/.

North Bend and Pierce Point

9 Nov

North_BendNorth Bend, 16″ x 12″   sold

Pierce_PointPierce Point, 14″ x 11″,  destroyed 10-11-2016

Even though I paint plein air often, I rarely get two paintings completed from one spot.  This day at North Bend, Oregon, was very overcast.  Initially it seemed like everything was the same color of gray.  I usually am most interested in finding the light and its effect on the color of a scene.  The top painting was focused on the light filtering through the thinner clouds.  I was thinking silver, but it ended up being a lavender-gray painting, especially when comparing it to the next painting,  Pierce Point.  It has a greater range of muted colors, but a grayed-green color theme.  This painting was started a few hours after the first when the light fell on the sandy yellow island.  The light from the tower also marks the island giving a focus to the gray scene.