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 see sea lions, seals and the occasional whale as well as many varieties of coastal birds.
In this painting, I wanted to capture the feeling of the fresh ocean air and the movement of the waves. I’ve painted there on location, in the wind and rain. This painting, done in the comfort of my studio, is based on a plein air sketch.