Tag Archives: Watercolor on Yupo paper

Beaver Hill

1 Aug

Beaver_Hill

Oregon’s thick coastal forests limit the mountain views, except for a nicely placed clear cut like this. The logging road leads into the view.

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Muriel’s Barn

1 Aug

Muriels_Barn

I am sure the farmers had many practical concerns when building their barn and house, especially being in a river valley near the ocean, but the placement of these buildings has a lovely fit with the surrounding landscape.

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.

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

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.

White’s Blue Iris

30 Jun

 

Whites_Blue_Iris

White’s Blue Iris, 2017

Once in awhile I have the urge to rework an older painting.  This was originally painted in 2011 at White’s garden in Woodbine, Iowa.   The painting was reworked in 2017 to make the iris more blue with sharper edges and the foliage softer.

White's_Iris

White’s Iris, 2011

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.