Tag Archives: nature

Fox Point

14 Mar

Fox_Point

24.5″ x 19″

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

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Beyond the Fence

27 Feb

Beyond_the_Fence

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

Pond_Grass

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.

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.

Ferry Creek Trees

25 Aug

Ferry_Creek_Trees

6.5″ x 10″

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

Coos Bay View

23 Aug

Coos_Bay_View

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.

Bending Tree

23 Aug

Bending_Tree

10″ x 13″

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