Thursday, September 25, 2008

Depot Bay, Oregon

Depot Bay is the smallest Harbor in the world yet offers more painting opportunities than almost any other harbor in Oregon.  The Vistas & Vineyards group spent the morning there yesterday.  A number of us chose to sit in front of the Coast Guard station.  This was exciting because we ended up in front of some firearm practice, and then we lost the boat because they decided to move it under cover because of the rain.  It turns out that Coast Guard boats are not waterproof, at least according to this boat’s crew.  Finally we watched them try to get the boat into the boathouse without first lowering the mast (oops).  They told us we were not supposed to see this.
This is the drawing/painting  I managed to complete.
(7X10 on Arches 140CP paper)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Harbor, Oregon

A week ago a group of us spent 3 days on the south coast of Oregon.  We stayed in the small coastal town of Harbor.  In the evenings we spent time among the fishing boats.  I took a few photos and later painted the following.
I am now using  traditional oils because they have abetter feel than the water soluble oils.