Cannon Beach

We spent last weekend at a friend’s fabulous beach house in Cannon Beach Oregon. This is the view from the front patio.

Haystack Rock - goauche

This is a really remarkable house, btw. The view is amazing and the house was built to have a zero energy footprint. There’s more information about this incredible house → HERE ← , if you’re interested. Beware the link is to a pdf file.

I spent most of the weekend painting and drawing. After 2 weeks of cold miserable rain, the skies were clear, the sun shined bright and it was warm. It was also a full moon.

There’s a hidden path down to a beach that’s secluded from the main beach except at low tide. I spent one day drawing and painting there and almost got stranded by the incoming tide.

Rocks off Chapman Point - pen and watercolor

Ink sketch of rocks off Chapman Point interior


I had to put in a telephone pole drawing.

4 Responses to “Cannon Beach”

  1. October 31, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Great sketches. So nice of you to invite us along sketch-wise.

  2. October 31, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    what a gorgeous place to stay and lovely free sketches :)

  3. 3 Bill Sharp
    November 6, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Hi Vivien and Lindsay. Thanks for visiting.

  4. September 5, 2010 at 7:15 am

    You applied just enough ink with the right mix of watercolor in the beach paintings, great job.

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