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Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)

On a hot summer day, a group of plein air students and I headed out early to capture the stunning colors of Emigrant Lake. I created this piece as a demonstration, and the cool blue water still calls to me for a swim! Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) 10″x10″ Cradled hardboard $395

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Painting Skies, Clouds And Water : Landscape by Roni Marsh

“Painting Skies, Clouds And Water” Instructor: Roni Marsh Dates: Sat, June 25 & Sun, June 26 Time: 10am to 3pm Fee: $65 Location: Central Art Classroom 101 N. Central, Medford

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Many Marvelous Moons

The Oregon Coast inspired me to do a series of moons this winter, and I was thrilled when my favorite Florence shop, Resto-Arts, picked them up. Turns out cool, silvery moons are a hot seller! Get yours while they last!

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Wind Sculpture

Everything on the coast — from the trees to the sand dunes, clouds and even the marsh water — is shaped by the constant wind. All that varies is how fast the object in question can respond to that invisible force. When a day spent plein air painting results in work this stunning, I wonder […]

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The Rogue and Table Rock Companion  

Even in the hot, lazy days of summer, the Rogue River is cold and lively. Table rock is a local icon, a piece of ancient rock that rises up out of the river valley. When the heat gets to be too much, it’s up above we should be, or down below, floating on a river. […]

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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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Her Hills

Painted entirely with a palette knife, this is a copy of a plein air work I did of Billings Pond in Ashland during June last year. I enjoyed the challenge of recreating the scene in a contemporary/abstract style – in the end, it feels much more personal. Price: $300 Media: Oil on canvas Size: 8″ […]

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Aqui Rio Grande

In the dry southwest, the river cuts through the desert like a knife and leaves an impression both on the landscape and the people who live in it. Under the blazing blue sky, spring’s colors came to their fullest potential – creating a dynamic but peaceful plein air painting, a contradiction inspired by the landscape itself. Price: $650.00 Media: Oil […]

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Autumn Brilliance Revisited

I first painted this scene in plein air, and while my eyes took in the brilliant color, I came away with a piece that was slightly muted. In my studio, I revisited the location in my mind’s eye, and I love the result: a knife-painted piece that proudly declares the boldness of autumn’s hues. 30″x24″x3/4″deep […]

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