J Hicks Fine Art   |   Original Paintings of Beautiful Places
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What did I find? I found paradise all wrapped up in a sun drenched day! That was back in 2008 when we traveled down the Oregon Coast and stopped to spend a few days in Waldport, a charming village by the sea. We followed a rough country road that led off in the direction of the ocean and came upon this idyllic scene, but the photo I took was so bland in comparison to the beauty I saw and felt. If you could have been there with me you would have been just as awestruck as I was. A photo, pencil sketch, small watercolor study and great memories all go into the creation of each of my paintings. I hope you will enjoy my interpretation of that gorgeous day and the tranquil scene I found by the edge of the sea in Waldport, Oregon.

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The scene that inspired the painting!

Pencil Sketch

Watercolor Study 9×12

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  • Lidia Marina Hurovich Neiva
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    CONGRATS Joyce! You really have the gift of painting beauty and recreating places to their best, your paintings make me want to be into each one.

    • jhicks
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      Hi Lidia, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know that you have enjoyed my paintings! To share the joy of a place is why I paint!

  • Julie
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    Hi Joyce,I’ve learned a lot from your book and paintings,your book gives me a new perspective to learn and think how and why to paint.Thank you very much!

    • jhicks
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      Hi Julie, thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment for me! It pleases me to know that through my book a may have played a small part in your artistic growth! Thank you so much for your interest and support, I really appreciate it!

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