Oregon Coast Trail View, Watercolor Seascape

Oregon Coast Trail View, Watercolor on Illustration Board, 6"x9", Vinita Pappas This scene is along one of my favorite trails near Cape Arago on the Oregon coast. It's a beautiful location to watch the waves crash up against the jagged rock outcroppings. You can also...

Lemons and Curly Willow, Gouache Still Life

Lemons and Curly Willow, gouache on 300 lb hot press watercolor paper, 5.5"x5.5" by Vinita Pappas The cheery yellow color of lemons can brighten any January day! At least that was my hope on this rainy day here in the PNW. I set up this still life in my studio and...

Cow Creek, Plein Air Gouache

Cow Creek, plein air gouache on 300 lb rough watercolor paper, 6"x8", Vinita Pappas This little plein air painting was done on location at Cow Creek, a tributary to the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. I remember this fall day vividly. The salmon were starting to...

Little Apple Tree, Plein Air Watercolor

Little Apple Tree, plein air watercolor on 300 lb. rough watercolor paper, 6"x9", VinitaPappas This old apple tree is on my parent's ranch in southern Oregon. It's near the forest and we think may be the last remnants of an old homestead long abandoned. The tree has...

Break in the Rain, Gouache Landscape

Break in the Rain, gouache on 300 lb hot press watercolor paper, 5.5"x8.5", Vinita Pappas The last few days have been very rainy and dreary here in Oregon. I went out to my studio this afternoon and noticed the clouds lifting a bit and the light picking up. I relied...

Art Goals for 2016

At the start of a new year, I set aside some time to reflect on the past twelve months and set my sights on the year ahead.  This January, I dedicated several days to this process and I'm so glad that I did!  For me, it's important to refocus my creative energy and...

And then it was July….

I am way past due for an update!! First of all, everything is good - I'm happy, healthy and enjoying life! Since my last post, Nick has completed his project at the coast and is now working on a project in Glide, OR. We moved out of our little coast rental and I said...

Beach Combing

Today I should have been painting but I felt restless and indecisive.  Past experience has taught me that those feelings don't make for the best day of painting.  So I took an afternoon break to go beach combing and I found a few 'treasures' including not one but two...

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