I have three paintings showing in the Coos Art Museum’s “Plein Air Painters of the South Coast” in the Clare Wehrle Community Gallery. This is a great opportunity for me to display my art with my painting buddies as well as regional artists that I have yet to meet. The wonderful scenery and near perfect weather of the south coast of Oregon have made for a high concentration of very talented plein air artists. Coos Art Museum is very encouraging to local artists by providing this wonderfully professional space and promoting our work.
The Coos Art Museum is located at 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon, 97420. coosart.org
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.
Face Rock Fog by Patricia J. Cink
Coquille 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
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 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 Rock Window Cathedral Rock High Tide
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.
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.