Tag Archives: Oregon

New Paintings via Cropping

22 Mar

One of the advantages of painting with watercolor on Yupo paper is that the paper can be cut down and reframed for a better composition or to refocus on the best part of a painting.  Every once in a while I go through my stored away paintings to see which ones could be made better by cropping.  These four are my newly created paintings from cropped old ones.

Mermaid_Door

Mermaid Door

 

Tide_Pool

Tide Pool

 

Splash_1

Splash 1

 

Lauritzen_Secret_Garden_Daffodils

Lauritzen Secret Garden Daffodils

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Horse Ride Beach

27 Dec

Horse_Ride_Beach

The line of horses and riders appear minuscule  as they walk into the scene of vast ocean, beach and sky at Fish Rock near Bandon State Park, Oregon.

Beach Tree Shadows

5 Dec

Beach_Tree_Shadows

The intricate shadows from the pine trees tangled among the washed out roots and flowed across the sand at Sunset Beach in Charleston, Oregon.

Cape Arago

5 Dec

Cape_Arago

Part of Cape Arago’s rocky headland protrudes darkly against the silvery green ocean on this overcast day.

Apricot Blossoms

5 Jul

Apricot_Blossoms

Spring’s blossoming fruit trees are lovely and exciting with promise, but the masses of nearly white blossoms can be a challenge to paint.  Yupo paper allows almost complete removal of paint as well as the addition of fine lines which edge light washes. The undertones in the blossoms were achieved with a blue underpainting. Much of the painting of the flowers was done by removing paint, then floating in a light orange color to give some crisp detail to the soft blossoms.

Fish Hatchery Forest

22 Apr

Fish_Hatchery_Forest

The woods at the edge of the fish hatchery lake sparkled with light that filtered through the leaves and reflected off the lake.   This was started plein air last summer and just finished for the May, 2017,  Miniature and Small Image Show at the Art by the Sea Gallery in Bandon, Oregon.

Mermaid Door

24 Jul

Mermaid_DoorCathedral_Rock_Window

“Mermaid Door,” the top image, is a reworked watercolor of the bottom image, “Cathedral Rock Window.  My original focus was the nine foot high tide swirling around and through Cathedral Rock. It now has light as well as the sea gushing out the door and the mermaid rock is more defined.