On Our Way
Carol and I were on our way down the Oregon coast for the umpteenth time when this old cedar fence caught my eye near Cape Perpetua. The wildflowers and mood at the edge of the sea completed the story. By the way, no matter how well thought out a painting seems initially, there are ALWAYS surprises and opportunities to make it stronger during the painting process. As I neared the end of this watercolor I realized I needed to interrupt the viewer’s eye as it traveled along the fence line. Adding someone’s driftwood walking stick accomplished that. To be honest, there are paintings that change substantially from inspiration to completion. Years ago I realized the only thing that mattered is if the painting “works” in the end. The responsibility and freedom an artist has is to make sure that happens.
Original Framed Watercolor 34 ½” x 27 ½” $2,500 – Image 24 ½” x 17 ½” All Rights Reserved