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We are putting “Minus Tide” into print so as of right now it’s on “Hold” while we work through the printing process. Generally we don’t send you information on prints, but because it is indeed a new original I thought, what the heck I haven’t posted anything in awhile and they probably think I’m slacking off. Jeff
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Early one morning Carol and I hopped on our bikes knowing the tide was perfect for a long beach ride. We slowed as we rode past Haystack Rock and stopped in front of The Needles. The first rays of light were hitting the rocks and intensifying their color by the second. I quickly snapped a single photo with my iPhone and rode on. I found myself, later in the day thinking about that moment, and still seeing it in my mind’s eye, started working on this painting. With the advantage of several other photos I’d taken over the years from the same location I was able to augment my composition, but the primary story is first light hitting these basalt sea stacks on a beautiful morning. I designed the sand shapes so reflections in the tide pools added interest and drama to the foreground.
A minus tide is defined simply as lower than average, but the most extreme low tides take place on a full moon and always near sunrise and sunset when the sun and moon are opposite each other, pulling the ocean toward them. It’s a great time for exploring tide pools and a long walk or ride on hard sand.
Original Framed Watercolor 51 ½” x 39 ½” – Image 41 ½” x 29”
Currently- $NFS as part of the “Artists’s Collection”
Jeff White will be painting in Cannon Beach this weekend, Presented by Northwest by Northwest Gallery
Jeff White will be in Cannon Beach this weekend painting .
Saturday & Sunday capturing the unique light of the Oregon Coast . He is an Oregon Art Beat feature artist.
Crab Floats & Geraniums
I set up this “stuff” on the deck outside my gallery to be able to paint and visit with people coming and going during the 2015 “Plein Air & More” event in Cannon Beach. The geraniums were from our front porch at home and the floats from my collection of beach finds over the decades. It was a beautiful weekend and I was thrilled to complete this oil and talk to people at the same time which can be a challenge.
Original Framed Oil 18 ½” x 22 ½” – $1,500 – Image 12” x 16” All Rights Reserved
Crab Floats on a Limb
Most people who love the ocean have a little beach comber in them so finding treasures at the edge of the sea is just a part of life. Floats like these are used by Crabbers to locate the “pot” that sits on the bottom of the ocean and is attached to the surface by a long line of nylon rope. They simply pull the crab pot to the surface and sort out the “keepers”, re bait the pot and overboard it goes. When I find a float laying on the beach my criteria for adding it to my collection (I have more than enough by the way) is it must be intact, still have the line attached and have “soul”, if you will, as evidence of the life its lived.
Original Framed Oil 14” x 11” – $1,250 – Image 12” x 9” All Rights Reserved
Douglas Granum Bronze Sculptor & Public Artist is unveiling & installing “The Big Catch” based on a 1909 Asahel Curtis photograph of a Cannery worker, for the Gig Harbor Museum July 8th.
The gallery features the sculptors work including a “Big Catch Bronze Sculptor” an edition of 7. 22H x 10W x 6.5 D.
A Cannery worker with a King Salmon.
Douglas Granum says “The Big Catch Sculpture will be presented to the Museum in Gig Harbor as a symbol honoring the legacy, past and present, of all Salmon Fisherman.”
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