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These three paintings were done at Cannon Beach, Oregon. We had perfect weather for walking the streets where every plot has a blooming garden and every stretch of beach has interesting tidbits to pick up and ponder.
Walking the beach in mild weather instills contemplation which becomes a healing exercise. I’ll be traveling back to Cannon Beach for more healing in just a week! Ahh…I’m breathing better already just thinking about it.
While I’m there I plan to paint more beach scenes, visit lots of galleries, eat great food, and ride horses on the beach.
My last major self portrait was painted on a 3-foot square canvas during my 3rd year in college. It was a Chuck Close kind of composition; in-your-face close-cropped of my head. I carried that canvas around all this time but painted a portrait of the kids over it 2 years ago.
Now that painting shows up in this new self portrait. The fluffy being with paws will make you laugh out loud! He’s so proud of himself that he shows up twice in the painting. Such an ego!
Crown Point is an Oregon favorite which I’ve painted twice now. I started with an 8×10 in acrylic, then today tried this 5×7 oil on gessoboard. Next is a large format in oil or acrylic.
This depiction is of an August sunset which cast pink onto all the light surfaces.
I’ll be traveling back to the Gorge this summer to hike the rest of the falls missed last summer and to paint the Oneonta Falls from below (after traversing the log jam and quiet pools; canvas in hand!).
Still life paintings are new territory for me but since it’s too cold to paint outdoors, I’m getting lots of practice indoors. Our dining table is just large enough to accommodate me and my accessories but something a bit larger would allow others to sit at the table, too. (Santa, are you listening?)
I’m working on this still life, which I changed slightly during session 2.
I think I liked it better in session 1. Hmmm. What to do?
I bought eggplant, endive, leeks, tomatillos, garlic, and an onion to paint later this week, to help fill out my dining series.
These two paintings were done en plain air while sitting on Barney’s Bench at Otter Rock on the Beverly Beach site. A local resident has purchased the Right painting. This will provide impetus to paint it again!
I must say Otter Rock and Beverly Beach are our favorite Oregon Coast spots. We spend as much time there as possible. Surfer-watching, wendletrap hunting, and painting are our usual activities.
When visiting my brother in Anecortes, Washington, we enjoyed the beach’s shells, rocks, nearby garden, calm waters, and steak around the campfire at night. Read more in our Journey and Travel blog posts.
This painting in oils was created more than a year after that trip to help remember the wonderful time we had.
I’ll never forget the clear bright colors seen through and reflecting off the little Lake Parish in Georgia where we stayed for 2 days after visiting my cousin in Atlanta.
While selling work at the last Clothesline Sale of Art sponsored by the Corvallis Art Guild, I painted a version of the lake in a tall, skinny format (my favorite).
I enjoyed hearing children pass by with encouraging words and hope that I influenced them to paint in the future.
Artists dropped by to see how in the world I was able to paint in such heat. I guess I’m so used to painting outdoors in the heat that I just paint quickly and with reckless abandon (plus I spray the paints often to keep them from drying out).
This painting will get a few finishing touches before being hung around town somewhere.
The mood of the beach has finally emerged in this painting, started in the summer of 2006.
I think my favorite view when on the beach is south; perhaps because the wind is usually coming from the NW? When not painting, the walk is quite long on Beverly Beach at Otter Rock, allowing me to get that wonderful lost feeling. I must not walk too far, because the way back is long when you’re tired and the wind is pushing you.
(I’ve finished 3 paintings today; Fridays are so productive!)