This acrylic painting is from Charleston harbor on the Oregon coast. It’s a real fishing harbor, authentic with little tourism which I like. The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, where I went to school and now teach, is just down the road from this spot. I’m planning to do a series of paintings based on Charleston as well as the southern Oregon coast.
A small buffalo rough. Just playing around here. It’s in acrylic & about 45 mins of work so far. I don’t know if I’ll develop it into anything. I started with a brown/orange background and just started painting. Fair but the composition isn’t exactly exciting.
I am planning a larger more finished buffalo painting and elements of this one may be incorporated.
This watercolor was painted for a UM bird course announcement. Turned out OK. Watercolor is a medium that I often neglect and I need to pay more attention to it. Currently I’m working on a kids book and watercolor might be perfect for it. Seems like watercolor and children’s literature go together. Why is that?