Coastal

"This is where I live and I have a special love of the coast. I was born in the mid-west and never saw the Pacific Ocean until 1973, and now I am here to stay." Click on the thumbnails for details.
Cape Disappointment, Washington  Perched on a cliff 200 feet above the mouth of the Columbia River, the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at the right tells the story of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery’s journey. Here I hope I have captured the isolation, vastness and color of the area as we can still see today. Oh, if you like lighthouses, there are two here.    30"x40" Acrylic on Canvas Sunset at Cape Meares  West of Tillamook, Oregon on the north end of the beautiful Three Capes Scenic Route is the Cape Meares lighthouse. As you walk on the trail to the lighthouse you are actually eye level to the roof. Here I have captured a brilliant sunset lighting up the area just before darkness decends.  30"x15" Acrylic on Canvas Discovering Crescent Beach  This is one of many walks Nancy and I take on our stretch of the coast. Our beach is Chapman's Point, and sometimes when the tide is out we can walk to this next beach, Crescent, and the one beyond this Indian Beach. This is just as the tide is going out hopefully enough for me to get through and climb the cliffs you see to Ecola Park.  18" x 24" Original Acrylic on Canvas Dog Day Afternoon  Late summer days at Cannon Beach are not always hot and sunny. Here is a family with their dog enjoying what can be a summer day, exploring the beach in front of Haystack Rock, in your brightly colored rain gear.  20" x 25" Giclee on Canvas, Limited Edition of 100
End of an Era  The old grocery building with the covered wooden porch was a downtown landmark in Cannon Beach since 1915. Many were sad to see it go, but when the building came down in November 2003, it left many pleasant memories for both locals and visitors. Michael Tieman's original acrylic painting of the last day of Osburn's Groceries is sold, but the painting is being offered as a canvas Giclée.  30"x20" Giclee on Canvas, Limited Edition of 100 North Head Abode  This used to be the lighthouse keepers home at the Noth Head lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse is to the southeast of the Columbia river and North Head Lighthouse to the north.   During the summer months the public can rent out this home for special occassions. I love the very spanish look to this stucco building with red tin roof.  30"x24" Acrylic on Canvas Hug Point  Just five miles from me is this great little beach and State Park. The locals cut a very narrow road out of the rock so that the mail car could get around ... when the tide is out. When you can walk around this, the other side is crammed with great rock formations with caves.   But be careful, the tide is strong here and comes in quickly covering the road and caves. Many locals have not paid attention and had to climb the cliffs and be rescued by the Coast Guard.  24" x 30" Original Acrylic on Canvas