Make plans now to attend one of three workshops to be held during the week leading up to the Plein Air & More Art Festival. Come out to paint and then stay for all of the festivities over the weekend. The village and beaches will be filled with artists capturing the beauty of the area and galleries will be overflowing with art.
Register now! All registrations are made directly with the workshop leaders and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lodging: Attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging. For more information go to: cannonbeach.org.
June 23, 24
Two days working En Plein Air.
Start the day with a basic introduction to the history and the current surges of this form of expression. He will show you with demos the basics of starting a painting, while discussing composition, line, shape, value and light. His goal is to open you up to the challenges and pleasure of expressing yourself through painting the landscape. All levels of experience are welcome. Class limited to 10 artists. $200 for two days.
To register and for the workshop supply list go to http://rangnerfineart.com/workshop
June 23, 24
Easels at the Beach
Join me for a fun and inspiring plein air workshop at Cannon Beach, OR. The focus will be on how to paint expressive land- and seascapes on location. You can expect lectures, live demos, critiques and hands-on individual instruction. All levels of artist welcome. Maximum of 12 students. $190 for two days.
To register and see the detailed supply list go to:
Beginning/Intermediate Plein Air in Oil
An Introduction and Beyond. First timers welcome!
A challenge for many painters is learning how to edit or how to simplify the landscape into a few basic shapes and values. Learn how to express the essence of a scene by editing the details into simple abstract shapes and using bold brush strokes to build your landscape. We will be using a limited color palette to build a pleasing landscape. Students will leave with several small studies of the area around beautiful Cannon Beach. Demonstration and individual attention leads to success.
Class size limited to 8 artists. $185 for both days.
To register and for the supply lists go to:
As evening approached I began looking for the right place to enjoy the last few minutes of daylight. No surprise, I ended up down at the water’s edge.
These slender basalt seastacks are known as “The Needles” and though they are small compared to their neighbor (Haystack Rock) they are impressive just the same. As you walk closer, their size and the abundance of life that calls them home becomes evident.
Original Framed Watercolor 43 ½” x 63 ½” $6,500 – Image 33 ½” x 53 ½” All Rights Reserved
Now Showing at Primary Elements Gallery “El Thunder” $retail 990.00 shipping free. Limited edition of 1000 in bronze; size 6.5X9X3
Artist, Shawn Mackey, is based in Canada & shows in: Palm Beach FL, NYC, Dolphin Gallery HI, Scottsdale, Sausalito & now Cannon Beach OR….with Primary Elements Gallery
Bay Bound Nurse Log
It would be interesting to know just how long some of these old logs have been floating around inside the bay. I’ve observed some for over 40 years as I’ve contemplated painting them. They are one of many things that say “Pacific Northwest” to me.
Nurse Logs are a bit like a tiny island that occasionally, on exceptionally high tides associated with heavy rainfall, simply floats away in silence to a new location with little or no damage done. As they decompose over time their nutrient rich “soil” provides a start for the next generation.
Original Framed Oil 29” x 41”- $8,500 – Image 24” x 36” All Rights Reserved
Cherry Blossom Showers
Outside, behind my studio, grows a cherry tree. We welcome the blooms each year with a sigh of relief knowing another winter is waning. The studio window frames it in such a way that one day as a gust of wind blew the loose blossoms from their hold I thought what a unique painting that would make. We framed this watercolor as I have a few other times for special paintings with polyester resin on the inside of the glass so it looks as though you are gazing out a window with raindrops on the outside which I was as inspiration struck.
Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” $4,000 – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved
Into & Out Of
The fog that is! I love the fact that there’s always something going on at the beach. Some days it’s as simple as the breakers slowly dissipating at our feet at the edge of the sea, and that’s just fine with me. Walking at the south end of Cannon Beach takes you past these two basalt sea stacks at Silver Point. I’m frequently on this peaceful stretch of sand in the mornings as I prepare for the day ahead.
Original Framed Watercolor 29 ½” x 41 ½” $3,750 – Image 19” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved
Where Daffodils Still Bloom
Decades ago there were several beach homes along the stretch of coast between Silver Point and Arcadia Beach. The cost of maintenance and repair of the access road eventually drove the State of Oregon to purchase the land from the owners. The blooming daffodils each spring remind me of that charming, now long gone little beach front community.
Original Framed Oil 22” x 28” $3,000 – Image 16” x 22” All Rights Reserved