This past weekend I had the opportunity to take a wonderful workshop through Urban Sketchers. It’s been a while since I’ve been a student and I was so ready for this intensive two day session. Artists need to keep learning, growing and pushing themselves. There are many ways to do this, of course. For me,… Continue reading Weekend Workshop
From the southern end of the Oregon Coast, I drove up to Manzanita in one day. I enjoyed passing so many places that have became special friends because I have drawn there. There was one more subject I wanted to get in before leaving for home. I drove out to Neahkanie Beach at dusk and… Continue reading Day is Done, Gone the Sun
I am sad to reach mile 363 of Oregon’s Pacific Coast Highway. It means my adventure is coming to an end. California is just around the bend and this is my turn around point. What a wonderful trip this has been. My last few days I camped at Harris Beach State Park, just north… Continue reading End of the Line
One of the reasons I embarked on this journey along the Oregon Coast was because I knew the whole coast was exceptionally beautiful and I would have plenty of things to draw. I have not been disappointed. In fact, I have realized that the four weeks I allotted, is not nearly enough. I have barely… Continue reading Wow Factor
Making my way down the coast I visited most of the lighthouses along the route. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some in towns, some on remote cliffs, one is even on a rock in the sea. I don’t know about you, but I tend to think lighthouses are a little cliché. Go to… Continue reading Guiding Lights
I was in search of dunes. There is a large expanse of incredible sand dunes mid-way down the Oregon Coast. They stretch for more than 40 miles from Florence to south of Reedsport. I wanted a good vantage point from which to draw this unique landscape. And you’d think there would be plenty of viewpoints,… Continue reading Oregon Dunes
I found the perfect spot! The sun was shining, the weather was warm and there was only a slight breeze. There was even a picnic table so I had a surface on which to draw. What luxury! I was happily inking away when a man came near me and snapped a picture of my subject. … Continue reading Photo or Drawing?