Exquisite Rock Paintings Capture the Natural Beauty of Oregon

Rock Paintings by The Oregonian Artist

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A painting is more than just a pigmented rendering on a cloth canvas in a frame to be viewed from a distance. Some works of art are created to be held in the hand and enjoyed in a more intimate way. The Oregonian Artist uses the small scale of rock paintings to create personal depictions of the varied Oregon landscape. From verdant forests to peaceful beaches, these miniature renderings are like portals to an idyllic escape.

One of The Oregonian Artist's most recent series is titled Quiet Pathways. Made of nine rock paintings, this project explores solitude, beauty, and sound through the portrayals of scenic locals. “Solitude, because you can enjoy walking a path in solitude to soak in the beauty around you,” The Oregonian Artist explains to My Modern Met. “Beauty, for there is beauty in a silent moment. And Sound, because the sound that comes from the breeze, or the burble of a stream can be quiet in its own way.”

The small scale of these paintings does not compromise the artist's level of detail. If you look closely at these landscapes, you will find reflections in the lake, beautiful dappled light on a trail, and careful modeling of foliage. “I truly enjoy creating these miniature works of art because I can just get lost in all the little details,” The Oregonian Artist continues. “I hope that my work can help others to see the beauty in the little details in their day-to-day life.”

You can purchase original art as it becomes available via the artist's Etsy shop, and keep up to date with The Oregonian Artist's latest updates by following them on Instagram.

The Oregonian Artist creates exquisite rock paintings inspired by the natural landscapes of Oregon.

Rock Paintings by The Oregonian ArtistRock Paintings by The Oregonian Artist

The series of nine rock paintings, titled Quiet Pathways, conveys “solitude, beauty, and sound.”

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The Oregonian Artist manages to capture a detailed scene on each small, smooth stone.

Rock Paintings by The Oregonian ArtistRock Paintings by The Oregonian Artist

From verdant forests to calm beaches and snowy trails, these rock paintings celebrate the diverse landscape of Oregon.

Rock Paintings by The Oregonian ArtistRock Paintings by The Oregonian ArtistThe Oregonian Artist: Etsy | Website | Instagram 

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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