Dancing with Sea Lions


Portia T. Doodle was created by artist Ruth Bass.

Portia T. Doodle

Location: Yachats, OR, in front of the Yachats Commons on Hwy 101.

Portia T. Doodle was created by artist Ruth Bass.  She can now she can be seen in Yachats on the corner of Hwy 101 and 4th Street, in front of the Yachats Commons building, near where her artist lives. She was purchased by Polly Plum Productions and donated to the City of Yachats, OR.

Originally sponsored by the Little Brown Hen Cafe‘.


Ruth M. Bass

Project Name: Portia T. Doodle

Saturated colors invigorates artist Ruth Bass, who was drawn to the Dancing With Sea Lions project by the sleek graceful design.

Bass says color expresses what she feels. Her normal mediums vary with her mood from fabrics, silk painting, to watercolors and sometimes photography. This is Bass’ first dance with a fiberglass sea lion, expect it to be fully immersed in saturated color.

Bass’ designs for this project came from within, from what she knows and feel comfortable doing. Bass doodles, whether its doodles with a long-arm quilting machine, or the doodles she leaves on every scrap of paper or envelope it is all this doodling that is her inspiration for dor Portia T. Doodle. But painting on a three dimensional fiberglass sea lion is very different from applying watercolors on paper. Bass said the more she painted the more playful her design became. What began as an intimidating experience, became a delightful way to create.

Portia T. Doodle is the truth to the artistic belief that Bass’ art and creativity feeds her soul.

Portia T. Doodle was painted using Professional Grade with the highest UV rating available: Liquitex gesso, Liquitex Professional Soft Body Acrylics, M. Graham Acrylics, Atelier Acrylics, Golden Medium for Acrylics.

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