Saturday, June 9, 2012

Oregon Coast and More

Plein-air is even more new to me than painting itself.  I've always found landscapes to be so overwhelming, but when it comes down to it, it's no different from painting a person.  Once I began to see things as shapes of color and value and not as rocks or lips, my idea of painting started to change quite a bit, and these recent paintings are a result of that change.

Most of these are from various beaches along Oregon's northern coasts, all 8x10 in oil.