Tuesday, May 22, 2012

beach birthday

Willapa Bay for my birthday!
Follow the Columbia River west to the Pacific Ocean, along the pathway of the Lewis and Clark trail. Take the Astoria Bridge across the river to the Long Beach peninsula. Drive north and then cross the three miles of its width to Willapa Bay and the small town of Oysterville

These directions will take you to one of my favorite spots on earth. Is it any wonder I wanted to spend my birthday there? Some of the locals helped me celebrate! Good thing I brought my own friends!

party animals




9 comments:

Karin said...

I love this painting - so interesting and great colours.

William Cook said...

Lots of really cool stuff to look at here, Katherine--it's a visual feast. Happy BD!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Karin! I appreciate you looking in at what's new.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

William: I've been taking extra time with texture and building up an interesting surface. Thanks for your comments!

SamArtDog said...

This pastel is multi-media. A fascinating dive into the depths! Happy birthday, you sweet young thing!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Sam, for the laugh! Hah! Young?!

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

This image takes my breath away-such a freedom in movement and application-an underlying passion for the natural world is evident and you know i really love those beautiful intuitive marks and lines!

Happy Birthday!

Karin said...

And I am really looking forward to your next book tip - as I see it.

Casey Klahn said...

H a p p y b i r t h d a y !

This pastel made me catch my breath. Spectacular!

The sea lions roar approval.