Tag Archives: nature

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.

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Coos Bay View

23 Aug

Coos_Bay_View

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.

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.

Stone Bridge

23 Aug

Stone_Bridge

This was painted plein air at Mingus Park in Coos Bay, Oregon. I have altered the stone supported culvert into a stone bridge, but kept the lovely landscaping with iris and skunk cabbage along the stream. The smoothness of the stream contrasts with all of the textures of the stone and plants.

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.

Succulent Echeveria

22 Jul

Succulent_Echeveria

In June, Oregon gardens start to get showy with bright flowers. But this subdued potted succulent quietly absorbed the sun and my attention during a paint out at a friend’s garden.