Thursday, July 31, 2014

And the winner is...

I am still here and still painting! My schedule has been a bit overstuffed so I am woefully behind. I will also blame my lack of posts a bit on my introverted nature too. I just needed to be out of touch for a while. I even cut back on posting on Facebook a bit.

This is going to be a quick post! I am just going to post the pictures of today's studies and one or two others for your viewing pleasure. I will be getting back to the storytelling over the next few posts.

First of all, the weather on the Northern Oregon coast has been stunning. I think I have forgotten what rain is like! It has been very warm but thankfully not as hot as many areas.
Here are the studies from today:
"Neahkahnie Morning", 8"x10", plein air wave study #75, oil on canvas.
It has been a while since I have painted a wave study as I have been painting other scenes. This is Wave Study #75!

"Shorty South", 8"x10", plein air study, oil on canvas
I decided to focus on Short Sands beach this summer. Short Sands is a five minute drive up the road from where I live. It is part of Oswald West State Park. It is also a well known surfing spot so there is usually surfers and dogs on the beach and in the water. It was crowded today as there are a lot of summer visitors in the area.

"Waterfall at the North End", 8"x10", plein air study, oil on linen panel
This isn't a great photo but this was painted at the end of June.

I will get busy and round up any other paintings I have done. I had a long break at the beginning of July due to work and family obligations. I was getting quite cranky from the lack of painting! It feels good to be back at work.

Finally, several months ago I announced that the wonderful people who purchased a painting before my painting workshop in May would be eligible for a drawing to win a free painting in July. Here it is the 31st of July! I went to and entered in the names and randomly generated a list. The winner of a painting is my lovely and wonderful cross-the-street neighbor, Karen!

Congratulations to Karen and many thanks to all who purchased a painting.
I haven't put up any paintings for sale recently as I am working on studies and to create a body of work. I will be returning to selling paintings in the Fall and Winter!

More painting adventures to come,


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