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King Tide

5 Jan


The dramatic king tide covers the beach and crashes against the rocks and cliff at Coquille Point in Bandon. This painting, originally painted in 2016, was reworked to decrease the size of the foreground rock and make the incoming wave more dramatic.  I like working in media that allow me to rework a painting, sometimes years later, to bring it to a better finish.  Here, the UART sanded paper was very receptive to brushing off color and adding more layers of soft pastel.


Whiskey Run

23 Dec


The road, Whiskey Run, ends on this Oregon beach that is approved for vehicles. Mud tracks curved through the newly washed-in logs, some of which had to be cut to make way for the cars. Freshly sawn logs created some nice orange color to contrast with the browns and blues of the beach.

Bandon Crossings

2 Jun


Bandon Crossings’s 14th hole sits in a little valley between a marsh and a small lake. The wild vegetation along the edges of the greens frame the scene in spring colors.

Devil’s Kitchen

1 Jun


This view of Devil’s Kitchen and Crooked Creek is a favorite plein air painting spot as it is sheltered from the wind.

Pink Foam

30 May


Evening tinted pink foam floated in on the storm tidies at Bandon Beach.

Purple Beach

27 May


Light diffused through the coastal mist at sunset, painting the beach in purple, lavender and orange.  Bandon, Oregon’s iconic Face Rock and Kittens sit on the horizon.

UART 2016 Online Pastel Competition

28 Jun


It is so exciting to post good news…
My pastel painting “Jetty Surge” has been accepted into the UART 2018 Online Pastel Competition show! 600 Entries and 100 accepted.
Thanks to the judge, Lyn Asselta, and to UART the sponsor of the show. The winners will be announced July 7th and the show will be published on the UART website. Here is the link to the online show.…

“Jetty Surge” is currently on display at the Second Street Gallery,