Lighthouse Dunes

20 Aug


The Coquille lighthouse in Bandon, Oregon, was painted en 
plein air.  Soft pastels were a great medium for quickly 
capturing the colors and feel of the day.  Grassy dunes 
blocked some of the wind along the path leading to the 
lighthouse and the river beyond.   The west side of the 
lighthouse was lit up from the sun glinting off the ocean.

Hatchery Bridge

12 Aug

Hatchery_BridgeThis soft pastel was painted plein air at the Bandon Fish Hatchery.  The sunshine filtered through the trees, casting interesting patches on Ferry Creek below the footbridge.


“Meet and Greet the Artists” at Second Street Gallery

30 Jul


Pat Cink is back with this summer’s “Meet and Greet the Artists” at Second Street Gallery in Bandon, Oregon. She will be at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd, from noon to 4:00 pm.

She will demonstrate her technique of using watercolor on Yupo paper and will offer visitors a chance to create their own miniature paintings. The synthetic Yupo paper allows watercolors to float and interact on the surface while retaining their fresh, rich colors. Pat will share her method in controlling this process in her creation of Bandon area seascapes and landscapes.

Pat also paints in soft pastels.  She finds that both the soft pastels and watercolor on Yupo paper allow a direct way of capturing the colors of coastal light in her landscapes.  Paintings in both media are on display at Second Street Gallery.  She will offer additional matted, unframed paintings during the “Meet an Greet.”

Under the Boardwalk

11 Jul

Under_the_BoardwalkThe new floating boardwalk in Florence, Oregon, runs along the building supports in Old Town.  It was the perfect vantage point to see under the old boardwalk into the watery rooms as the late afternoon sun found openings to blaze through.  The water, wood and light combined for an abstract and musical effect.

This painting is currently in the “Music as the Muse” show at the Southern Coos Hospital in Bandon, Oregon.  The show runs until September 26, 2015.  The artist’s reception is July 26, 1:00-3:00 pm, at the hospital.

Pastel Society of Oregon 2015 Membership Show

6 Jul

Pastel Society of Oregon 2015 Membership ShowThe Awards and Opening Reception for the Pastel Society of Oregon’s Membership Show is this Friday, July 10, at 5:30 pm at Gallery Northwest in Roseburg, Oregon.  Two of my paintings were selected for the show, “Gray Pond” and “Sea Foam.”  I am delighted to have both paintings selected as well having “Sea Foam” printed on the show’s postcard.  (It is the one in the lower right corner).  Both paintings look great hanging in the window displays of the Gallery Northwest.  Thanks to the juror/judge, Willo Balfrey, and the hanging committee.  “Sea Foam” received an Award of Distinction at the Award Ceremony!


Kitten Sunset

25 May

Kitten Sunset smThe setting sun blazes over the cloud bank and Kitten Rocks splashing color over the beach.  This is a companion painting to Face Rock Dream.

Face Rock Dream

23 May

Face_Rock_DreamThe clouds and setting sun frame Face Rock as if she were dreaming while reclining in the ocean.


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