Sunday, August 25, 2019

Painted on the beach at Roads End, OR

It's been almost 6 months since the last update. I don't have any excuse for that but simply didn't paint at all. I haven't given up painting by no means though.

I had one week vacation staying at Newport then Lincoln City, OR, after stopping by Portland. Friday, I visited a coop gallery in Lincoln City, chatted with two local member artists, then checked the next door, Lincoln City Cultural Center, where two shows were going on. I pleased with the fact that there are some art communities there. After those I went down to Taft neighborhood where I found two different glass art making classes at two different places: one for blowing and another for fusing. I didn't know glass arts are a big thing there.

In late afternoon, when the sun leans to the west, I painted on the beach at Roads End neighborhood looking toward Roads End Point at the north end of the city. The simple subject matter helped me somewhat finishing it in an hour or so. I felt good by considering a long time absence after I painted last time.

Onshore wind were blowing hard and sands are all over my gear as well as on canvas. But I think I got the value contrast as I wanted. That's what I've been thinking, while not painting quite some time, I wanted to focus on. I think that's the only way I can get back on painting actively.