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En Plein Air

Do you paint en plein air? I have done it once at a festival, wrote about it my book and have thought about it ever since. Which to me is a sign, I probably want to go back to it. En plein air painting means to paint outside. The concept is that you paint what […]

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Beach Day

Well, not sure where you are, but where I am, it is most definitely NOT a beach day! Where I live in Ashland, OR we get summer weather: big storms, thunder, lightning, the actual bolts like Zeus is throwing a javelin, extreme heat and some nice frosty days with hail thrown in for good measure. […]

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Full Sail Ahead

It appears that the world is reopening, cautiously or with abandon, depending on where you live. My little town of Ashland, Oregon is in the slow lane and we’ve been given word that retail shops, salons, personal services can begin opening, or i should say, begin the application to open May 15th. The vibe is […]

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Sailing into the New Year

Wait! It’s January and business as usual already! That peaceful dreamy holiday respite is long gone and it is work mode. (Ok, I have amnesia, holidays are rarely peaceful and dreamy.) Show season has officially started and I’m Atlanta bound to exhibit Carpe Diem Papers at Atlanta AmericasMart. This is the time of year I’m […]

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Whaler’s Cove: Values & Aerial Perspective

                                                                                “Whaler’s Cove” ~ 12×8 Oil Painting April 13 2015 Point Lobos After exploring the Monterey coast waiting for the sun to rise and the fog to lift, I discovered a hidden bay at the entrance of Point Lobos called Whaler’s Cove where I noticed the subtle effects of aerial perspective and receding values that would create a beautiful painting. This quiet…

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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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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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