Bandon Beach Overlook

Oil landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Bandon Beach Overlook

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 24″h x 18″w, 2018.

I wanted to paint my favorite scene in Bandon, so I chose this scenic overlook at the popular Face Rock State Park in Bandon, Oregon. I saw this scene just as the sun was getting ready to set. Bandon Beach, in my opinion, is the most awe-inspiring portion of the west coast because it has beautiful, sculpted sea stacks and monolithic rocks that jut out from the big sandy beaches which make such interesting and striking compositions.

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Sandpiper and Twisted Kelp

Watercolor painting of twisted kelp and Sandpiper on a beach by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Sandpiper and Twisted Kelp

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 15.25″h x 23.5″w, 2019.

Winter storms often deposit huge piles of kelp on the shore. The powerful forces of the waves interweave and twist the uprooted kelp into beautiful, complex masses much like twisted strands of string. I am attracted to debris piles because they are beautiful, and they leave a record of the turmoil that ocean storms express. These kelp masses are intriguing by themselves, but this particular pile was even more interesting because its linear qualities contrasted the solid, roundish shapes of the rocks which were comprised of many diverse geologic origins. I saw this beautiful this beach scene in Port Townsend, WA. I added the Least Sandpiper because I often see these tiny birds foraging among the beach rocks and storm debris, and this one was a perfect complement to the composition. I did this as a purely transparent watercolor without using masking fluid.

Every painting I do starts with a journey. I either hike, ski, bike, or sail somewhere beautiful – preferably wild or remote. Many journeys stimulate ideas for a new painting as did this day walking along the beach.

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Storm Revelation

Oil painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Storm Revelation

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 26″h x 38″w, 2011.

Many winters ago, my husband, Harry, and I were back country skiing in Yellowstone National Park during a blizzard. Yup! We were crazy, but we pushed on in those frigid, windy conditions. It was so stormy we couldn’t see anything but blowing snow. Over the course of several hours, we skied a loop up to a pass then descended down the snow-covered main road. Eventually, the storm began lifting. We had no idea what lay beyond the clouds until that moment, and what a magnificent moment it was. This painting was of that scene. It was beautiful, so I knew I wanted to do a painting to capture the essence of that place at that moment. This painting and scene serve as a perfect metaphor for those ah-ah moments when we see revelation and beauty as the storms in our minds clear.

This painting won Viewer’s Choice Award in the Laumeister Fine Art Competition sponsored by the Bennington Center for the Arts which was juried by Huihan Liu, master signature member of the Oil Painters of America.

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Golden Autumn Hills

Oil landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Golden Autumn Hills

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 18″h x 24″w, 2011, Revised 2012.

This autumn scene is of the rolling hills east of Ashland, Oregon along Dead Indian Rd. I believe the background hills lead north into Shale City. When I saw this scene, the Oregon White Oak trees were in full autumn splendor. I love the contrast of blue shadows with the golden grasses and the orange oak foliage – a diverse palette of natural colors.

Title revised from Ashland Hills to Golden Autumn Hills.

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$2,400.00

Medium: Oil; Image Size: 18″h x 24″w; 2011 Revised 2012

This oil painting is FRAMED. Frame outside measurements is approximately 23″h x 29″w x 2″d.

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Swan Song – River Poem

Watercolor painting of swan on a river in winter by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Swan Song River Poem

Medium: Watercolor/Gouache, Image Size: 13.75″h x 19″w, 2012.

The basis for this painting was the graceful curves of the adult and juvenile Trumpeter Swans and how they enhanced the elegance of this winter, snow scene. I saw this at the Harriman River in Harriman State Park, Idaho. The waterfowl in the background show the enormous size of the Trumpeters.

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Yellowstone North

Oil landscape painting north of Yellowstone by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Yellowstone North

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 26″h x 40″w, 2005, Revised 2012.

This scene shows the mountains at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. I love the contrast of golden hues against the gray blue hues of the stormy sky and thought it would make a striking painting.
This painting has morphed numerous times. Originally it had elk in it, then I painted out the elk and put in a horse. Later, I added several horses. Eventually it became this landscape.

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This oil painting is FRAMED. Frame outside measurements is approximately 30 3/8″h x 44 1/2″w x 2″d.

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Basking Cougar

Cougar basking in sun original painting by Janet Tarjan Erl

Basking Cougar

Medium: Watercolor; Image Size: 10″h X 17″w; 2014.

This cougar basks in front of colorful desert rocks with an eroded cave. This location was in Joshua Tree National Park, CA.

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$975.00

This painting is FRAMED, with double matted, and under glass. Frame outside measurements is approximately 18″h x 23 3/8″w x 1″d.  Top matt white, second matt Iris, standard glass.

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Wizard Island West View

Oil landscape painting Crater Lake NP by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Wizard Island West View

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 16″h x 20″w. 2011.

On the west rim of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park you can see this view of Wizard Island. The deep rich blue color of the lake is so inspiring. This is a rugged landscape with steep cliffs of the caldera offset by the rounder shape of the island. The contrast of the snow compliments the rich blues of the lake, but it also gives contour and definition to the steep caldera cliffs. The shadow on the lake in the lower right-hand corner of the painting gives a hint of the presence of the caldera rim.

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$1,800.00

This oil painting is FRAMED. Frame outside measurements is approximately 20″h x 24″w x 2″d.

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Driftwood Gull

Painting of Western Gull on top of driftwood by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Driftwood Gull

Medium: Watercolor/Gouache; Image Size: 9″h X 15.75″w; 2018.

This Western Gull was perched atop a massive hunk of driftwood at Bullard’s Bar State Park, Oregon. The colors of the weathered driftwood and the wing-bars of the gull complimented each other nicely.

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Grand Canyon Study

Watercolor landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Grand Canyon Study

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 5.5″h x 11″w, 2005.

This was a small painting done of the popular overlook in Grand Canyon National Park. This was a very small painting to paint all those complex details, so it required very fine brushes, multiple washes, and a lot of delicate brushwork.

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$395.00

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