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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Elva #64 and 65

Shore Acres
Many years ago a sea Captain built an estate near the ocean, not far from Charleston, Oregon.  His home burned but his beautiful gardens are now maintained as a State Park.  This little Japanese structure and tree are on the edge of a pond in the gardens.  I sketched it on location several months ago and then had the fun of painting it as I remember it.  

A quick on location sketch of three trees across the Umpqua River from Whilster's Bend Park.  I painted this yesterday using water soluble graphite pencil and watercolor.  

Both are done in my Aquabee sketchbook, 93# paper.  I'm very happy with the quality of these sketchbooks for field sketching.  

1 comment:

Beads2yarn said...

I really like your "shores acres" painting. It makes me want to sit there and enjoy.. VERY BEAUTIFUL