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Out and About

Summer is such a great time to get out and sketch. I’ve had several short trips in the area plus every Tuesday our local sketching group gets together to draw around the island.   I thought you might like to … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop Part 2

Ch’ng Kiah Kiean , known as KK, exposed us to a completely approach than Melanie Riem.  Where  Melanie focuses on line, KK uses value and texture. Melanie prefers top quality fountain pens, KK likes pens he makes from the jasmine … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop

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, … Continue reading

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Day is Done, Gone the Sun

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 … Continue reading

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End of the Line

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 … Continue reading

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Wow Factor

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 … Continue reading

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Guiding Lights

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 … Continue reading

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Oregon Dunes

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 … Continue reading

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Something Fishy

Opening the door of my van, it hit me.  Fish and salt – I must be in a fishing town.  And indeed I was.  I had parked along the dock at Newport’s Bayfront area for a great view of Oregon’s … Continue reading

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Holiday Romance

I’m in love.  And wouldn’t you know it the object of my affection is short, stubby and twisted. Yes,  Pinus Contortas – otherwise known as Shore Pines – has sent me over the edge.  I’m sure you’ve seen them, the … Continue reading

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