Sunday, June 29, 2014

Clearwater in June

Another sketch of Clearwater Park. I'm finding landscape values difficult to define.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Barque Cape Foulweather

The black ship in this painting is Cape Foulweather, a replica of a turn-of-the century three-masted ship known as a barque. Cape Foulweather is moored at the Siuslaw Marina, in Florence. She's a beautiful ship. I loved the juxtaposition of this sleek, romantic barque anchored next to the humble, hardworking fishing boat.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Old Town, Florence

Last week we went over to the Oregon coast to celebrate our anniversary, my husband's retirement, and my birthday. We took our two dogs with us and planned to stay for a couple of days. Unfortunately, the only sunny day was the day we arrived. The next day it poured down rain. With more rain in the forecast, we decided to come home early. No matter - we'll just wait for the sun and go again!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Painting on the Willamette Valley Center Bridge

What a glorious day! Did some plein air painting on the bike bridge over the Willamette (near Valley River Center) with a couple of friends. This is the good life.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Clearwater Park

This sketch is of a little side channel that runs alongside the McKenzie Willamette River in Springfield.

The painting was done with oil on Arches paper. It's the first time I've used this paper and I love it. It's perfect for me for plein air painting. I've recently been experimenting with a limited palette, using five neighboring hues on the color wheel. The primary color for this painting is yellow, with green and orange secondary colors.