Well this was interesting, at least to me: Someone contacted me looking for one of my paintings and it happened to be from a series that I had forgotten! He provided a thumbnail photo,though and I rummaged around and eventually found a print-sized scan of the painting on an old hard drive.
This work is an abstract on paper and dates from 2004, I believe. I really like it; it’s an unusual combination of stain and dry brush techniques. It was part of a series done for purely commercial purposes and was sold immediately. But now that I am reminded of this beautiful work, I want to create more like it.
Old Homestead Watercolor, 9 x 12
I revisited this painting a while back; I just like the starkness of it all, in a watercolor format. I think about the people who once called this place ‘home.’
In private collection.
Oregon realist and impressionist paintings. Where are they now? In the past, I’ve been pretty well known for these types of works even though my later stuff has been in the abstract and abstract expressionist genres.
Although you will find several Oregon paintings here, most of this work can be found at Oregon Impressionist, The Roadside Artist and in the Painter of Oregon studio. By no means are these complete lists or displays of this vast collection, but they will give you a reasonable sample.
There are some additional works (or supplemental works of art) to be found at Blogger’s The Painter Of Oregon collection.
I recommend visiting and bookmarking each location listed above as you never know when this one will disappear. I’m liable to drop dead at any moment, for one thing, so don’t count on this collection being available forever.
And for those who are looking in the decorative vein, there are a variety of prints and posters from original art – available CHEAP – at the Roadside Artist CafePress Store. Some good stuff there…don’t miss it. And I may post some Oregon realism here once again – if you want me to.
now in a private collection
It’s spring! It isn’t acting much like it, though. When we have better weather, there will be a new batch of abstract paintings. (For Paganite newbies I should mention that all of my large abstract pieces are done – as they must be – outdoors).
So here’s looking forward to a spate of genuine spring weather and the rebirth of abstractism Pagani-style.
A watercolor sketch of the marina at Newport with the big Newport Yaquina Bay bridge in the background…
Yaquina Bay & Bridge At Newport
9″ x 12″
Cannon Beach Rocks
original Oregon watercolor
9″ x 12″
I love the way the fading light of sunset plays with the reflections in the wet sand as it peaks between the rocks. The clouds, too, show the fading of the day yet hold the promise of tomorrow. The print should be collectible.
One of Oregon’s most popular beach spots. Although Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock is about 1/3 the size of Pacific City’s Haystack Rock, it is MUCH closer to shore and of course Cannon Beach is much closer to Portland, making it more popular.
Headed through the surf, one of the last of a once-great fleet heads out toward haystack rock after launching from the beach at Cape Kiwanda.
Dory In Surf At Cape Kiwanda
9″ x 12″
You used to see a lot more of these when I was a kid… now, not so many. That’s the way of the world. We don’t want fisherman catching fish, we want corporate mega-farms making franken-fishes …I guess that’s how it is.
It’s the last place that commercial dory fishing is carried on in the traditional way: Launching boats from the beach, through the surf, and landing there again at the end of the day. This way of life is disappearing…
Cape Kiwanda Oregon Dory
(original watercolor painting)
9″ x 12″
It has its own place in history. Although lighthouses are considered old-fashioned and outmoded by todays uber technology, it only takes one good sunspot storm to make them needed again…
(original Oregon watercolor painting)
9″ x 12″
There are more than three rocks but the biggest and closest to shore are known as the three graces. These sentinels have stood guard at the mouth of the bay for thousands of years.
The Three Graces
(Tillamook Bay, Tillamook County, Oregon)
Original Watercolor, 9″ x 12″
The nearby port of Garibaldi still has fishing boats…for now. They pass these rocks everyday and probably wouldn’t give them much thought were it not for the nearby range markers. You can get to the closest rock at a very low tide but mostly you need a boat.