Tag Archives: beach

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.

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.

Cloud Reflections

1 Jan


The retreating tide left a soft mirror surface to reflect 
the evening clouds.

Johnson Creek Mist

30 Oct


A light coastal mist shrouded the beach homes on the hill above the creek mouth and sent a diffused light to sparkle on the sand patterns left from the last high tide.

Cat Cathedral

4 Sep
Cat_CathedralThis painting is named for two of the major rock formations
at Bandon, Oregon.  One is Cat Rock in the Face Rock Legend. 
The other is the large hollow Cathedral Rock with its 
various doors and windows.  The rocks are a continual 
source of subject matter for paintings as the ever changing
coastal light and ocean tides present them in new ways.