Lee and I took Steve Froiland, our visiting artist, to the beach at Oswald West State Park. It's one of the most beautiful places I know, and it's only a short hike from the highway south of Cannon Beach. This is the picnic area on a bluff above the sand and just north of a wild and wooded stream that runs into the sea. We had brought Steve from Minnesota to teach a drawing workshop, and for a couple of days we showed him a few of the beauty spots of Oregon. The three of us sat on the beach for awhile. Steve drew, teaching Lee and me while he did so. He loved to draw and paint - that was his life - and he was an incredible and generous teacher. He had a lot of patience and knew just what to say to help you understand.