“Out on the Edge”
I generally stop at the spot where this storm sculpted tree resides as I wind my way up and down the coast. The tree is one reason (checking the surf is the other, but we won’t talk about that here). The moody, foggy sunset was what inspired this painting, along with the tree of course. Living on the edge of the sea 24/7 shows its determination, resilience and in the end, personality- kind of like the rest of us.
Original Framed Watercolor 34 ½” x 27 ½” $2,500 – Image 24 ½” x 17 ½” All Rights Reserved
Silver & Gray
The Pacific Northwest coast is officially a temperate rainforest renowned for its timber. Since everything flows into the sea, our beaches get a fresh batch of driftwood with each passing winter. Large trees like these are rare of course, but they also stick around for decades. There is a wonderful silvery hue, a patina if you will; these old logs develop over the years of living life in the sun and rain.
In the foggy background of this watercolor are the “Sisters” of Siletz Bay, one of my favorite subjects to paint. Inspiration took root when I noticed the basic form of the Sisters repeated in miniature in what was left of the limbs on the driftlog. I use the design principle of repetition frequently in my work to unify the composition.
Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” $3,750 – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved