Tag Archives: nature

Petunia Chair

18 Jul


13″ x 20″

This shaded summery corner was found at Dragonfly Farm and Nursery. It was a perfect place to sit and paint. A shopper hovered, waiting until I was done to buy the lovely potted petunias in the painting.


Coalbank Slough

16 Jul


20″ x 13″   sold

This is a true plein air watercolor.  It was sold on completion to the lady who had invited our painting group to her backyard.  Her property sat high above the Coalbank Slough just where it spread out between the hills. The grasses were tall and lush, just starting to go to seed which produced a beautiful light green color.

Bullard’s Glen

15 May


18″ x 12″

Along the north jetty, trees were trimmed and gorse removed to expose this lovely spot. The sun lit up the yellow gorse blossoms on the far side of the depression and filtered through the trees to define the soft floor of this little glen.

Sand Dune Lake

14 May


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.

Fox Point

14 Mar


24.5″ x 19″   sold

Fox, our American Eskimo dog, fit herself into the landscape at Coquille Point in Bandon, Oregon, and pointed to the people on the beach.

Beyond the Fence

27 Feb


13″ x 19″

The opening in the fence invites a walk into the tangled woods with the curious misty light beyond.

Pond Grass

13 Nov


11″ x 14″

At Devil’s Kitchen in Bandon, Oregon, Johnson Creek flows across the beach and out to the ocean. The tides and blowing sand from the dunes are continually rearranging this stream. The painting captures grass that has grown on the edge of a little pond area with the gently rippling stream passing by.