Cape Arago Lighthouse

23 Apr

Cape_Arago_Lighthouse

 

Cape Arago’s unusual rocky land structure with its many coves, inlets and rock formations gives a painterly setting for the lighthouse.  A light fog bank approaches to color the scene.

Love At First Sight Art Show

12 Apr

Face_Rock_FogFace Rock Fog by Patricia J. Cink

 

Coquille_Point_SunsetCoquille Point Sunset by Patricia J. Cink

 

“LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT”  Art works to celebrate the joys of life

Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center –Sunday April 13th – June 30. 2014

    Opening reception Sunday April 13th from 1-3 pm
     meet the artists and enjoy the  classical music of a fabulous new trio: 
     Crystal Landucci on keyboards; Kimberly Wurster on Cello; Jean Mautner on Violin
        Refreshments provided by the Hospital Auxiliary
 
       sponsored by the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center and the Southern Coos Hospital Foundation

Face Rock Fog

2 Mar

Face_Rock_Fog

 

It is amazing how little wisps of fog can change a scene by hiding huge structures and throwing light and color around.  As we were walking Bandon’s beach at sunset, the fog moved across the Kittens and then Face Rock, changing the colors of the sunset and beach reflections.  The feeding gulls remained a constant, anchoring the scene.

Cathedral Lace

19 Feb

Cathedral_Lace

Cathedral Rock is a massive haystack formation at the base of Face Rock Lookout in Bandon, Oregon.  It is hollow with window and door openings.  The cave can be explored at low tide. This day there was a king tide with the ocean gushing through the cathedral, almost covering the beach and leaving lacy froth as the waves receded.  The clouds mimicked the pattern of the lace on the beach.  Cathedral Rock has previously been the subject of two of my watercolor paintings, Cathedral Rock Window and Cathedral Rock High Tide.  In this painting the pastels worked well to capture the lacy patterns of the scene.

Cathedral Series              Cathedral Rock Window                             Cathedral Rock High Tide

Yellow Mountain

14 Feb

Yellow_Mountain

 

The yellow gold of evening light in autumn changes the colors of those things that it touches as well as the shadows. I painted this valley last October plein air,  mid-day and was discouraged when the interesting clouds turned to rain and dulled the colors of the scene.  I repainted it recently changing the sky to yellow, suggesting higher mountains and let that set the tone for adjustments to the rest of the painting.

Battery Point Lighthouse

20 Jan

Battery_Point_Lighthouse

 

This view of Crescent City’s lighthouse is from the north at the lookout at Brother Jonathan Park.  The mountains and strips of fog seem to surround Battery Point Island in a crescent, protecting the lighthouse as the ocean waves batter the rocks.

Coquille Point Sunset

31 Dec

Coquille_Point_Sunset

  Sometimes things just line up.  Here we have sea stack rock
formations, setting sun, clouds, ocean waves and mist all in 
the right place.  As I spend many evenings walking on the 
beach, I am gaining some appreciation for those ancient people
who built Stonehenge.  This was painted from reference photos 
that were taken October 1st.  Now in December, the sun is
setting much to the left, or more south. 
  I am finding that soft pastels work well for capturing the 
blues, yellows and oranges of a sunset without mixing and 
making the sky green and gray.
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