Tag Archives: house

Sand Dune Lake

14 May

Sand_Dune_Lake

18″ x 12″

Every winter this little lake forms in the sand dunes near our home. The texture of the sand and grass contrasts with the house and lake in the light morning fog.

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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.

Muriel’s Barn

1 Aug

Muriels_Barn

14″ x 11″

I am sure the farmers had many practical concerns when building their barn and house, especially being in a river valley near the ocean, but the placement of these buildings has a lovely fit with the surrounding landscape.

Kathleen’s Anemones

31 Dec

Kathleens_Anemones

14″ x 11″

Bright anemones thrive just outside of Kathleen’s studio. The delicate light pink flowers glitter against the weathered wood siding.