Tag Archives: rock formations

Mermaid Door

24 Jul

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“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.

South Jetty Splash

23 Jul

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The South Jetty in Bandon, Oregon is a great place to watch the waves roll in and splash against the rocks. This watercolor is a composite of photos and memories from time spent mesmerized by the ocean’s action.

Splash Two

2 Jul

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The top watercolor is a rework of the lower painting which was originally completed in 2014.  I was unhappy with the shape of the splashes and the compositional flow of the painting.  This is a good example of how Yupo paper allows watercolors to be reworked years later.  The other difference in the images is the color of the blues.  My scanner and printer have been replaced since 2014 and produce more accurate results.

Sweet Creek Light

3 Feb

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This is the third painting done from the Sweet Creek Waterfalls hike.  Here the filtered light seems to splash down the waterfall and spread out over the rock shelves, and into shallow and deep pools.

Shore Acres

30 Jan

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There were multiple high tide warnings recently due to incoming storms.  These storm tides made for some excellent photo opportunities.  Shore Acres was the perfect place to watch the ocean swells and huge waves as they crashed into the cliffs, and to think about imitating the action with watercolor on Yupo.

Yellow Tree Waterfall

26 Jan

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The Sweet Creek Falls Trail near Mapleton, Oregon, provides easy walking to the creeks 11 waterfalls.  Here, a stairway climbs in the shadow of a sheer rock wall as the sun sparkles on the yellow leafed tree and the waterfall below.

Lavender and Gold Sea

14 Aug

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Bandon sunsets offer an unending variety of colors, shapes and textures.  The lavender and gold sunset filtered through the clouds, ocean spray and rocks to crystallize on the waves and wet sand.  This watercolor on Yupo painting was started as a demonstration painting at Second Street Gallery’s “Meet and Greet the Artist” a few weeks ago.