Thursday, March 12, 2015

213. Indian Beach Rocks

'Indian Beach Rocks'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

*Just a little note - the blue reflections/highlights on the rocks are incredibly difficult to photograph well - in reality, they do not 'glow' nearly as much as it appears here.

Way back in '03 or '04, my guy and I went to Indian Beach, a gem among gems on the Oregon Coast. It was overcast and damp, and I was completely enthralled with the rock-covered shore. We had a great time, even taking some selfies (eons before the word existed) with my very first digital camera - 2.0 megapixels! Lol. Here's one of them --  I can't believe I'm posting it -- but anyway, you can see all those lovely rocks behind us. :) 

A couple of years later, we were newlyweds and I was pregnant-sick, so I dug out one of  my Indian Beach rock pictures and used it to help pass the days/weeks until our first son was born. Here's the result --  a little bigger than my work now. :)

'Beach Rocks' 
24" x 24"
acrylic on canvas

Like a lot of things in my life, over the years I had completely forgotten about Indian Beach. Our good friends reminded us last summer, and we finally made our way back a couple of weeks ago. It was fabulous - I have a feeling we'll be back often. 
I mean, three young boys and never-ending rocks? Perfection. :)

Today's painting is from my new Indian Beach rock pics.  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Morning Welcome

'Morning Welcome'
16" x 20"
oil on gessoboard

Early morning in my town, fog and sun arriving together.

This painting is my contribution to the Spring Auction at my boys' elementary school.
The staff and volunteers do a fabulous job in the classroom and the community, - we're so thankful for them all!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

January - February in review...

I rarely know what I'm going to paint 'next', so it's fun (and helpful) for me to look back and see my patterns and themes over different seasons. I'm kind of loving this little group. :) 

I'm currently working on a much larger piece (for me) - my contribution to my sons' school auction. Hopefully, I'll have something to show you very soon!

Thanks for watching my work! You guys are the best!