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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Bandon Beach Monoliths

Watercolor landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Bandon Beach Monoliths

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 17.5″h x 23.5″w, 2009.

I love the monolithic sea stacks at Bandon Beach, Oregon. I happened to be in Bandon one winter afternoon at low, low tide, and it was fun wandering between the sea stacks. This was an interesting slice of some of them with the typical Oregon coast houses in the background. Sea stacks have interesting shapes, textures, and colors. I wanted to capture that moment of awe and rapture I felt when I came upon this section of massive, weather worn rock monoliths. In this painting the monoliths are the focal point. The big one is offset by the two smaller ones, but the open space between them allows the viewer to go further back and engage in the geometric shapes of the houses which are such a contrast to the random shapes and textures of the monoliths. I experimented with an energetic brush style, where things fall apart up close but look descriptive from a distance. As for the energetic style, I kept doing multiple washes with loose, energetic brushwork. As the layers built up the rocks got more sense of depth and the brushwork blended into the illusion of eroded textures.

I wanted to capture that moment of awe and rapture I felt when I came upon this section of beach and was so impressed with the massive, weather worn rock monoliths that dotted the beach. I picked this particular scene because it seemed so typical of Bandon Beach with its monoliths and beach-side homes.

I am a passionate lover of nature and her beauty, so naturally I paint the things I immerse myself in. I’m an avid explorer, so each day I get out hiking, skiing, etc… as part of my mental recharging. These experiences with nature become the inspirations for my paintings.

This painting allowed me to share my belief that this earth is filled with magnificent and beautiful things, beings, and places.

This painting was juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon 45th Annual Aqueous Media Exhibition 2010, Brookings, Oregon. It won an Award of Distinction and went on statewide tour.

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Bandon Beach Shorebirds

Oil painting of Bandon Oregon and shorebirds by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Bandon Beach Shorebirds

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 22″h x 28″w, 2007.

Harry and I were exploring the Oregon coast in February when we saw this scene at Bandon Beach. It had stormed all day, but when we got to the beach the storm cleared. What made it so great was that it coincided with a very low tide so that we could wander among the stone towers on the beach.

This painting won The Butler Family Gold Medal Award at the Emerald Spring Exhibition 2009, an international juried art show in Springfield, Oregon.

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Bandon Beach Rocky Outposts

Watercolor landscape painting Bandon Oregon by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Bandon Beach Rocky Outposts

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 8″h x 12″w, 2009.

This artwork depicts some of the picturesque rocks at Bandon Beach, Oregon. I saw this beach scene just as a winter storm lifted. It was a very low tide, so I was able to wander between the beautiful, rocky sea stacks. This scene made a very sculptural looking painting.

This painting exhibited in the Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters 2009, The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.

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Bandon Rocky Beachside

Bandon Oregon watercolor painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Bandon Rocky Beachside

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 11.5″h x 17″w, 2012.

I started this painting at Bandon, Oregon and completed it in the studio. This is a classic Oregon rocky coastline along the beach.

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Bandon Lighthouse Study

Bandon Lighthouse watercolor painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Bandon Lighthouse Study

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 8″h x 10.5″w, 2011.

This scene depicts a late afternoon view of the Coquille Lighthouse in Bandon, Oregon as seen from the north side of the Coquille River at the Bullards Bar State Park.

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Rugged Coast Bandon

Watercolor painting of the rugged Bandon Oregon coast by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Rugged Coast Bandon

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 7.5″h x7.5″w, 2015.

The beautiful beaches of Bandon, Oregon are amply dotted with sculpted sea stacks and rock monoliths. This small cluster made a beautiful setting for this watercolor.

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Bandon Sea Stack Study

Watercolor landscape painting Bandon, Oregon by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Bandon Sea Stack Study

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 7″h x 10″w, 2014.

This sea stack study is one of the many intriguing scenes along the shoreline of Bandon, Oregon. There is not a boring scene on that stretch of Oregon coast, and I am so often awed by the sculpted sea stacks at Bandon.

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