Crater Lake Wolf

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Crater Lake Wolf

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 22”h x 21″w, T-shirt Image Size: 12″h x 12″w 2001.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. Our company, Trekker Designs, sold many of these bear shirts to Crater Lake Company who was the gift shop concessionaire for Crater Lake National Park at that time.

Wolves were once common inhabitants of the Crater Lake region. Though wolves are not often within the park, there have been a few rare visits in recent years. However, their canine cousins, coyotes and foxes are still found in the park. Perhaps these wolves will, once again, be regular inhabitants in the park and their lonesome howls will echo across Crater Lake.

Painted in watercolor. Scanned into the computer and floated. Digital painting and enhancements, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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Crater Lake Kittens

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Crater Lake Kittens

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 20”h x 20″w, T-shirt Image Size: 12″h x 12″w 2001.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. Our company, Trekker Designs, sold many of these bear shirts to Crater Lake Company who was the gift shop concessionaire for Crater Lake National Park at that time.

Bobcat kittens are playful and curious. While Mom is out hunting, these frisky kittens scamper into a tree whenever they are unsure of who or what is watching them. Bobcats are common residents of Crater Lake National Park. They get their name because of their “bobbed” tails. They are expert climbers and excellent hunters.

Painted in watercolor. Scanned into the computer and floated. Digital painting and enhancements, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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Crater Lake Bear

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Crater Lake Bear

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 20”h x 18″w, T-shirt Image Size: 8.25″h x 14″w 2001.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. Our company, Trekker Designs, sold many of these bear shirts to Crater Lake Company who was the gift shop concessionaire for Crater Lake National Park at that time. Though they are usually nocturnal, bears can be seen during the day hunting or feeding. Bears eat berries, fruits, grubs, roots, honey, and plants. They are good fishermen, and they hunt whenever game is available. Look for signs of bear tracks on trails. Also look for ripped tree branches and dug up decayed wood piles.

Painted in watercolor. Scanned into the computer and floated. Digital painting and enhancements, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

Note: Image Watermark of Copyright and/or Website are NOT on the Original.

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.

Painting available.

Reproductions available.

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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.

Painting available.

Reproductions available.

 

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Mt Bachelor and Elk Lake

Watercolor landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Mt Bachelor and Elk Lake

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 12″ x 19.5″w, 2015.

Mt. Bachelor is a magnificent volcanic mountain towering above the volcanic plains in the Deschutes National Forest near Bend, Oregon. I was visiting during autumn, so the mountain had much of its pink ash exposed which contrasted elegantly with the snow fields. It was beautiful day when I saw this scene with the gentle reflections in the water, I and thought it would make a peaceful painting.

Painting available.

Reproductions available.

 

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Kimball State Park

Watercolor landscape painting Kimball State Park by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Kimball State Park

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 9.75″h x 16.75″w, 2009.

I was at Kimball State Park in the Fort Klamath Basin of Southern Oregon during autumn where I did a small plein-air painting of the fall colors from this overlook along the Wood River. This painting was done in the studio from that study. The north and east areas of the Klamath Basin are richly decorated with aspens. In autumn these trees make these regions rich with yellow, orange, and red hues. They are simply stunning.

This painting was juried into the 64th Annual International Aqueous Open, 2010 sponsored by the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, and the Oregon Waterways Exhibit, 2012, Giustina Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon.

Original is sold.

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Mt. Thielson

Watercolor landscape painting Mt. Thielson by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Mt. Thielson

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 9.75”h x 16.75”w, 2009.

This is one of the beautiful scenes of Mt Thielson as seen from Crater Lake National Park. It was sunset when I saw this, so the colors of the red volcanic ash were rich with red and orange hues, and I felt they contrasted nicely against the greens of the forest.

Original is sold.

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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.

Original is sold.

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Low Tide at Bandon Beach

Watercolor landscape painting, low tide at Bandon Beach by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Low Tide at Bandon Beach

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 11.5″h x 15.5″w, 2010.

This scene is at the popular Face Rock State Beach in Bandon Oregon. The tide was out, and the sea weathered sea stack rocks made this scene like a sculpture park. The composition created by the bodies of water, sand, sky, and rocks made this an intriguing painting.

The focal point is the spiky rock tower in the center with the surrounding smaller rocks. Because the spike is a strong contrast to the adjacent lighter background it stands out. I put it in the middle of the paper, but slightly to the left – off center of the two giant rock monoliths on either side. The big monoliths frame the space around the spike. The flow of lines in this painting are rather vertical – as seen with the spike and the large monoliths, and horizontal – as seen with the creek, sand, and ocean.

Getting the right rock texture for ocean rocks is a trial. I just kept adding washes of different colors and brush strokes to get a time worn eroded look. I also wasn’t pleased with the horizontal foreground creek. If the ocean was more noticeable, it would have mirrored the direction and colors of the creek which would have worked better. The creek isn’t the best solution, but it adds an interesting element to the piece.

Painted on Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper.

This artwork exhibited in the Oregon Waterways Exhibit, 2012, Giustina Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon.

Original is sold.

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