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Creola of Florence

While those who fish the Pacific off the coast of Oregon are predominately male, their boats are almost always female. I painted Creola at the docks in Florence one sunny afternoon, as she patiently waited for her captain to arrive and take her out to troll for tuna. Price: $250 Media: Oil on canvas Size: […]

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Near Yachats, Oregon, wildflowers, rocks and craggy cliffsides are just as fun to paint as the great blue ocean herself. With winds that blow year-round and an abundance of rain, the Oregon coast is not for the faint of heart, but it is for the lover of wild nature. It’s no wonder so many talented […]

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On a Beach

One of the very special things about the Oregon Coast is the abundance of creeks and rivers that flow out of the coastal range and create small estuaries on the sandy beaches. The fresh water provides habitat for whole communities of plants and wildlife. I enjoyed painting this scene on Ona Beach, just south of […]

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I painted these coastal scenes in plein air at the Oregon Coast through an annual event that artist Eric Sandgren sponsors every year. He conducts workshops and invites all plein air painters to come and join at the various locations. Painting with a group adds to the excitement and creates a camaraderie that transforms the usually solitary experience into […]

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More of Bandon’s Beauty

A few more images from my last visit to Bandon:  I was quite fortunate to be blessed with dramatic skies due to rain storms coming and going. Finally the weather calmed down and I was able to capture this image … Continue reading

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Bandon’s Beauty

While on our annual family retreat to the Oregon coast we were blessed with beautiful skies after a heavy rain storm in Bandon by the Sea:

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Irelands’ Lighthouse

In Gold Beach, on the Oregon Coast, I stayed at a hotel and RV park called the Irelands. This reproduction lighthouse was visible from my balcony, and it made a nice subject for a painting! Knife-painted on 16″x12″ canvas $500 © “Copyright…

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Gold Beach

On a short trip to Gold Beach, I painted the view from our hotel balcony as a storm rolled in. One curious seagull hung out nearby – requesting food or maybe just looking for artistic insight! Knife-painted oil on 14″x 18″ canvas. $65…

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Sunny Gold Beach

The Oregon coast is one of the most remote and unpopulated coastlines in the continental U.S. Wind and rain are always a possibility, but even in the winter there are days that make the heart sing because the water is so blue and the breezes are so mild. Needless to say, it’s one of my […]

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Art For Life … The Rest of the Story

We are killing our planet! Our oceans are a prime example. I am becoming more aware of how detrimental plastic is to our environment. And I will be the first to confess that I too have been guilty. Did you know … Continue reading

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