Tag Archives: plein air

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.

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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.

Old Hospital Steps

21 Sep

Old_Hospital_StepsThis elegant old Southwestern style building is located near Mingus Park in Coos Bay, Oregon.   A sun speckled stairway, azaleas in full bloom and a covered entryway draw me in to imagining this old building’s stories.  It was once a hospital and now sits empty waiting for its next chapter.

Brushing Up

24 Apr

Brushing Up

Alysha Beck, a photographer for the Coos Bay World newspaper stopped by to chat yesterday, and this picture was on their front page today.   This was quite a surprise.  Mingus Park was the first location for the Monday Plein Air Painter’s new schedule, “Ponds, Lakes and a Slough or Two.”

I moved to the Oregon Coast wanting to paint the ocean and beaches.  But I am finding many more incredible places to paint with this group of painters who know the area so well.