Second Painting Olympic Peninsula

Second painting on my first day out in the Olympic peninsula. This was a great scene, I wish I could have done it justice.

This scene was super difficult, it had every problem in the book. Quickly changing sun, changing tide, atmospheric perspective, moving water, mass of random foliage, intense color, lots of drawing and subtle values throughout. I was not ready for this scene at all. I’m glad I took some photos cause I will have to study all of these issues one by one.

The Painting


The Setup


There is my new setup… I have already changed it as I was not happy with how functional it was.



I can’t believe that the trees past the beach are that dark. I painted these values very far off.

The location change

I took several picture showing the change in scenery within one and a half hours.


Session Details

  • Session: 99
  • Work: 89
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 8"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Salt Creek Recreation Area, Port Angeles, Wa
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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