Tag Archives: plein air

Coos Bay View

23 Aug


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.


Succulent Echeveria

22 Jul


11″ x 8″

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


11″ x 14″

This 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.